A journey through the western Balkan nations of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia shows a sobering history, a stark yet stunning beauty and resilience.
Expert answers to all your travel questions and queries.
The Cold War paranoia is long gone and Albanians are confident their coastlines, forests and culture of hospitality will bring in the crowds, writes Glenn A. Baker.
Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.
How many claims to fame can one ancient city have? Gemma Deavin finds out.
A taxi driver eyeing the wrong curves gives David Whitley a ride to remember.
Steve McKenna takes his SPF 30 and sunnies to one of Europe's hidden coastal getaways.