More often than not, a beach vacation is on the top of most people’s list as the ideal vacation. It seems like the ultimate to-do, and why not? The feeling of fine white (or black or pink) sands between your toes, the sun melting your troubles away as you rock in your hammock, and for those who cannot sit still, the variety of adventurous water activities we can do will satisfy even the most difficult-to-please traveler. There’s something about doing things by the beach, and sound of water lapping in the distance that pleases every one of our senses!
There are thousands of beaches worthy of being visited around the world so it can be hard to narrow down the “best” beaches to visit. If you’re a Type A or a tick-things-off-the-checklist type of person, having a list of 50 carefully curated beaches to visit from around the world is like having someone do your homework for you!
So thank you to the travel experts at Lonely Planet who released a new minibook that will make anyone with even the slightest case of wanderlust want to book a one-way flight! Even if you haven’t been thinking about a vacation, the Lonely Planet50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind ($17.50, available here) is a title worth investing in for some good travel/beach vacation ideas with a side of incredibly useful tips to make the most from each experience! Tips like the best spots to get that iconic shot, where to avoid the crowds on top of the number of activities suggested is going to help you plan the ultimate beach vacation.
The 50 beaches are categorized based on interest and are scattered around the world to suit different preferences. There is a section on the blissful tropical escape, the unusual/dramatic beaches that will make for an excellent conversation starter when you get home, beaches for the adventurous kinds (surfing, diving), party/nightlife beaches for the young at heart, and family-friendly destinations.
With its compact format, concise information, and inspirational visuals, this book will make a fantastic gift to anyone who might be in need of an R&R! Get the hard copy to keep you inspired at home, bring it along with you on your trip (it’s so compact!) or get the ebook version to guide you as you go gallivanting across the world.
Here are a few of my personal favourites (and bookmarked already, for future travels!)
- Wayag Beach, Raja Ampat – Indonesia
- Nalaguraidhoo Beach – Maldives
- Bondi Beach – Australia
- Diani Beach – Kenya
- Paradise Beach – Greece
So you’ve now done the beaches and now want something more to see and do? Well, Lonely Planet also has 2 more titles that might pique your interest:
- 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind ($17.50, available here)
- 50 Bars to Blow Your Mind ($17.50, available here)
I think we can all agree that Lonely Planet’s instalment of “Blow Your Mind” series are seriously going to blow our minds.
Now, you may be wondering, this is all good and interesting information but where can I get the books? The title is available as of May 2016, in-stores wherever Lonely Planet guidebooks are sold, or online. However, I am excited to let you know that I will be holding a giveaway to share with a lucky reader, a copy of this awesome title. Stay tuned!