The best places to go and things to do all around the world for next year.

Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet’s staff and authors, this colourful book gives a year’s worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences, including quirky, classic, eccentric and spiritually rewarding places to visit. A few details of the contents include the top 10 countries, regions and cities to visit in 2009;  850 travel experiences, from stargazing in the Caribbean to finding the perfect midlife crisis getaway; complete world-view: an annual rundown of every country in the world; 2009 travel planner – 50 adventures mapped out month-by-month and a special feature showcasing 70 journeys and experiences on, in, through and over water.