Experience the ultimate adventure abroad with the revised and updated fourth edition of Lonely Planet’s The Big Trip published this April.

The Big Trip highlights Lonely Planet’s essential guide to gap years, sabbaticals and overseas adventures. The inspiring collection of advice is designed for a variety of travellers: students and young globetrotters, anyone taking a sabbatical or career break, those wanting to travel with children, or retirees looking for their next adventure. Suggested experiences include volunteering on a Madagascan marine conservation project, blackwater rafting through glow-worm-lit caves in New Zealand, qualifying to teach everything from English to skiing and mountaineering, and specialist destination advice for those with accessibility issues.

The book is broken down into organised and easy-to-follow sections. The first section, Travel Smarts, provides a breakdown on all the essentials that need to be considered before a trip, including what to expect when arriving at a destination and the paperwork that needs to be organised beforehand. The second section Tailoring Your Trip focuses on creating an itinerary that suits individual passions and interests. Following on from this, the third section is broken down into destination chapters where users are encouraged to plan their trip in further detail guided by qualified advice. In the final chapters of the book lies a directories section where a list of contact information for useful organisations and further resources can be found, ensuring the smoothest and most rewarding trip possible.

Founded in 1972 by couple Maureen and Tony Wheeler after a recorded trip across Asia, Lonely Planet is one of the world’s leading publications, informing and inspiring travellers across the globe with high-quality destination advice.

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