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.
The Mediterranean's poor relation surprises Sara Macefield with its scenery and excellent shore excursions.
There's a lot you can do to make a good trip a great one - and squeeze every last drop of fun out of your hard-earned time off.
In Bulgaria's old capital, Steve McKenna enjoys the delights of eastern Europe's finest hostel.
With the EU Schengen Convention in place, is there a way we can holiday in Europe for six months straight?
Bulgaria must rein in construction of hotels and resorts for its booming tourist industry to protect endangered nature reserves, conservation group WWF said on Monday.
Bulgaria's capital is a little-known gem, writes Gregory Dicum.