Lonely Planet Declares 2nd Version Of Bestselling Final Journey Checklist Book — And U.S. Locations and Experiences Rank Excessive

NEW YORK, October 7, 2020 / PRNewswire / – 29 of the world’s best travel experiences are in The United StatesAccording to Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel agency, the Ultimate Travel List was released today.

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List is the 2nd edition of Reisekraftwerk’s bestselling coffee table book. It’s the final wish list of the 500 most exciting, memorable and interesting travel experiences in the world – sorted by brilliance.

“We all have a list of places we’d like to see for ourselves: places friends love, places we’ve read and dreamed of. This is our list,” says Lonely Planet.

The second edition adds more than 200 new destinations. According to Lonely Planet, the experiences and destinations are “a mix of breathtaking new openings, landmarks that made their game better, or places more relevant to the way we travel now”.

“We also changed the way we calculated the list,” said Lonely Planet, VP of Publishing Piers Pickard. “For this issue, we have awarded additional points to destinations and attractions that manage tourism sustainably.”

The top 10 travel experiences on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List 2nd Edition are …

  1. Petra, Jordan – Channel your inner adventurer and explore the enigmatic “lost city”.
  2. The Galapagos Islands – See the islands that changed the course of science.
  3. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia – Take life lessons from the traditional owners of the world’s most dramatic rock.
  4. Okavango Delta, Botswana – Experience slow travel on the sprawling, flooded ecosystem.
  5. Yellowstone National Park, United States of America – Sniff geysers and grizzly bears in the largest geothermal area in the world.
  6. Lake Bled, Slovenia – Emulate former pilgrims by traveling to the world’s most photogenic lake.
  7. Iguazu Falls, Argentina– –Brazil – Marvel at the amazing power and fury of this natural wonder.
  8. Angkor temples, Cambodia – Find nirvana at a sprawling memorial to Hindu devotion.
  9. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – With clouds above and clouds below, hit the salt of the earth.
  10. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal – Do a classic Nepalese tea house walking tour.

Lonely Planet’s list has a decidedly natural flair, including nine national parks – and three that fall into the top 20 of the overall ranking. Yellowstone National Park (# 5), Grand Canyon National Park (# 13) and Yosemite National Park (# 20). Also heavily on the list is a fantastic array of cultural and art institutions, including the tallest new US entry on the list: The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC Lonely Planet also lists the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the art institute of Chicago and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum are some of the most important cultural experiences in the world.

The full rundown of the best US locations on Lonely Planet’s list is as follows (locations in bold are new to the list):

Yellowstone National Park (# 5)

Taos Pueblo (# 233)

Grand Canyon National Park (# 13)

The Strip, Las Vegas (# 236)

Yosemite National Park (# 20

The National Mall (# 287)

Redwood National and State Parks (# 49)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (# 295)

Golden Gate Bridge (# 60)

National Monument and Museum on September 11th (No. 316)

Monument Valley (# 64)

Hechtplatz (# 343)

Volcanoes National Park (# 75)

Independence National Historic Park (# 376)

National Museum of African American History &

Statue of Liberty & Staten Island (# 387)

Culture (# 105)

Acadia National Park (# 393)

Denali (# 121)

Chicago Art Institute (# 407)

French Quarter, New Orleans, (# 138)

Walt Disney World (# 410)

Death Valley (# 149)

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (No. 418)

Wizarding World of Harry Potter (# 188)

Griffith Observatory (# 420)

Empire State Building (# 200)

Cape Cod National Seashore (# 430)

Green table (# 220)

Everglades (# 481)

How did Lonely Planet rate the 500 best places in the world?
The long list has been compiled from all the highlights that have appeared in every Lonely Planet travel guide over the years. Every attraction and point of interest recommended by Lonely Planet’s authors was included before being shortlisted. Everyone in the Lonely Planet community was then asked to vote on their top 20 travel experiences. With hundreds of votes cast, we received a score for each entry and a final ranking of the 500 best places around the world.

Have you considered the places where tourism is managed sustainably?
During the evaluation process, Lonely Planet used the top 100 sustainable goal list and referred the site or goal to it. If it was recognized in this forum, the nomination received bonus points. In addition, Lonely Planet maintains an internal list of over-visited locations and locations, and each location on that list has a percentage subtracted from its total.

“After seven months at home, now is the perfect time to start thinking about where and how to travel once things are back to normal,” Pickard said. “As we compiled this book, we were thrilled to see changes in both the ‘where’ and the ‘how’. We added 200 new entries to our list of the top 500 in the world. And we were both surprised and reassured by how many of them The top 500 are working hard to create more sustainable visitor experiences. “

In addition, Lonely Planet offers users of its Guides by Lonely Planet travel app access to free destination content in over 100 locations on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List. Lonely Planet guides can be downloaded on iOS and Android. More information is available at www.lonelyplanet.com/guides.

The ultimate travel list from Lonely Planet 2nd Ed
October 2020 | $ 24.99

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