TUAW has the heads-up on Lonely Planetâ€™s Best in Travel 2011 Guide, which is currently free to download in iBooks until June 14. The guide features the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for 2011, including Lonely Planetâ€™s top 10 countries, regions, and cities to visit this year. Some of the selections seem a bit random, but interesting reading all the same. The 212-page guide has an interactive map of the world that you can click on to take you directly to the pages about the destination youâ€™re interested in. Thereâ€™s also a Top Travel Lists section, with lots of different useful and informative lists, such as â€œBest Secret Islands,â€ or â€œBest Places for Dance Fever.â€
Even if youâ€™re not planning on going to any of the featured destinations this year, itâ€™s actually just a really lovely guide to browse on your iPad, jam-packed with information and some gorgeous photos. You can always look longingly at your favourite destination and plan to treat yourself next year!
The guide is currently topping the free books chart in iBooks, so itâ€™s easy to find and download.
Source: Lonely Planet's Best in Travel free on iBookstore, Best in Travel 2011: free for download in the iBookstore â€“ Lonely Planet blog