MEXICO. Guanajuato, Mexico.

All glitter and grit

Fortified with the local drop, Steve McKenna tackles the twisting stairways and troubled history of a bona fide beauty.

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Leaving the coral, Cabalgatas La Sierra, horse 
 trekking at Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

A hacienda, a horse and me

Julie Miller climbs into the saddle to explore the sights, sounds and flavours of the countryside around a 400-year-old colonial village.

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Juliet's Balcony.

The world's most romantic places

Come over weak-kneed and misty-eyed at the planet's best places to fall in love. From Lonely Planet's new book, 1000 Ultimate Sights, out now.

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Frida Khalo

Where passion ran riot

Julie Miller traces the story of a nation's most famous lovers through their family homes and revered artworks.

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Ancient Maya site of Tulum.

There goes the 'hood

Tulum's beaches and Mayan ruins are drawing a new crowd to the Yucatan Peninsula, writes Mick Brown.

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