Lonely Planet Magazine’s December issue (UK) is available to buy now! This month’s edition includes tips for a Tallinn city break, family-friendly hiking in Cornwall and tons of ideas on where to go in 2019.
Since it’s a special time of year, we’ve featured six destination mini-guides (instead of the usual four) to help you plan your next trip. You can download them for free right here.
First time in Bishkek
Bishkek doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves. Dig into the cuisine, art scene or nightlife of Kyrgyzstan’s capital and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this gateway to the Tien Shan mountain range.
Historic Hong Kong
Look beyond the glass and steel of Hong Kong’s commercial heart to find a cultural landscape in which the city’s Chinese roots and colonial connections are entwined. Explore Hong Kong history with these tips.
Eating in Dubai
Travel to Dubai not only for its futuristic architecture, traditional souks and desert landscapes, but also for its food. Dubai’s kitchens are diverse and innovative. This list collects the city’s best places to eat.
With a preposterously beautiful tropical coastline, a wealth of Swahili history and great food, this dreamlike island off the coast of Tanzania is quite the destination. This guide will help distil its highlights.
Tulum on a budget
Tulum’s coastline, with soft, sandy beaches, clear, turquoise waters and balmy breezes, makes it one of the top holiday destinations in Mexico. Even better, it’s accessible to those on a tight budget.
Culture in Córdoba
In the Spanish city of Córdoba, one of the greatest mosques ever built in Europe overlooks a web of winding medieval lanes that reveal a striking mix of Roman, Moorish and Spanish cultures.
Want more freebies? Check out last month’s mini-guides.