NEWS: @LonelyPlanet: New Book Epic Drives of the World

Hipster travel publishers, Lonely Planet are asking us petrol-heads to "buckle up and discover the world’s best road trips" – with the launch of a new £24.99, action-packed 328-page special edition, Lonely Planet’s Epic Drives of the World.

And with that artwork on the cover of an air-cooled 911 carving up a coast road, why the heck not eh?

They say the book contains "the 50 greatest road trips on Earth" along with 200 inspirational ideas for quick trips, by experts in the art of road tripping (although they neglected to ask us. None taken! Ed).

Topics are varied, from the windswept Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road, to Southern Utah’s National Park Circuit and Australia’s Great Ocean Road, Lonely Planet’s Epic Drives of the World showcases "the planet’s most thrilling road trips."

They say: "Discover 50 classic car journeys across six continents, with first-hand accounts from those who’ve driven them, plus helpful tips and advice for planning your own short or long driving adventure. Beyond that, readers will find 200 more trip ideas, from coastal roads and desert drives to wine trails and cultural cruises. Packed full of beautiful images, illustrations, practical information and itineraries, you’ll be inspired to head out on the open road."

The story of Lonely Planet began with a road trip; Tony and Maureen Wheeler’s overland odyssey from London to Australia, an adventure that prompted them to publish their first guidebook. 

As the introduction to Epic Drives of the World says: "No matter who you are – youthful or more mature, solo or with a family in tow – the open road is irresistible to travellers."
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