©Martin Valigursky/Shutterstock Streets Beach in South Bank Parkland
Lonely Planet has named Brisbane one of the world’s Top 10 Best Culture Trips for Families in 2018.
The book ‘Best in Travel 2018’ is Lonely Planet’s 13th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations, experiences and trends for the year ahead. The best-selling inspirational travel yearbook highlights the top 10 cities, countries and regions that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2018, as well as various new travel trends such as Cross-Generational Travel.
“For a taste of the uber-relaxed, outdoorsy, barbecue-loving culture that is quintessentially Australian, a trip to Brisbane hits the right notes for those with kids”, writes Lonely Planet’s, Imogen Hall.
“Splash around on man-made Streets Beach (perfect for small swimmers) or let off steam in the tree-house playground at New Farm Park. Relax with a BBQ in the Riverside South Bank Parklands
before checking out koalas at nearby Lone Pine Sanctuary. For a taste of ancient Australian culture, there’s Aboriginal art in the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), which runs sessions for children.”
© Patryk Kosmider / Shutterstock Women in traditional Japanese kimonos walking at Fushimi Inari Shrine
Top 10 Best Culture Trips for Families
Lonely Planet has announced their list of the top 10 best cultural trips for families:
- Emilia-Romagna, Italy
- Orkney, Scotland
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Nashville, USA
- Brisbane, Australia
- Kyoto, Japan
©JurgaR/Getty Images On safari in Etosha National Park
Lonely Planet’s writers and experts spend time on the road in almost every destination on the planet. Each year they report which destinations are set to take off, offering travellers the best experience available.
The destinations selected for Best in Travel meet specific criteria.
- It could be that something special is going on in the year ahead
- there’s been recent development and a lot of buzz about the place
- it offers travellers new things to see or do
- or that the Lonely Planet team of experts thinks it’s been overlooked and underrated
Deciding what to include in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ annual selection is a considered process involving the whole of Lonely Planet’s community. This includes its writers and editors all the way to its online family of bloggers and tweeters.
Each year, they come up with hundreds of places that are not to be missed. These are then whittled down by a panel of in-house travel experts who shortlist in line with criteria such as topicality, excitement and wow-factor.
The dedicated website features all of the Best in Travel 2018 destinations and additional advice on visiting them.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 is available from your favourite bookstore in paperback.
About Lonely Planet
Travel media company Lonely Planet is the world’s leading guidebook publisher, providing inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveller community and printed more than 148 million books across 13 different languages to most destinations on the planet. The Lonely Planet ecosystem also includes digital and mobile apps, a comprehensive ebook portfolio, nine international magazines and an award-winning website. Visit us at www.lonelyplanet.com, and join us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonely.planet).
This year’s global sponsor for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 is GoPro.