Spread The Travel Love This Valentines Day with a Lonely Planet Guide Book
By College Tourist Contributor of 02/05/16
Get to the heart of your destination with a Lonely Planet Guide Book. #TravelLovesMe
We’ve teamed up with the worlds biggest travel guide book publisher to spread the travel love. 10 lucky winners will receive one of ten Lonely Planet Guide Books in our Valentines Day #TravelLovesMe giveaway. (You’ve missed this Giveaway but keep your eye open for more soon.)
Students share why #TravelLovesMe
Roslyn Kent, University of Calgary I love to travel for the adventure. Exploring outside the city’s limits can be one of the best and most exciting ways to discover hidden wonders and places that the average tourist never finds. For me, this often includes hiking, swimming and just wandering in general. If there’s a little known secret about a destination that I’m travelling to, I’ll make it my mission to find it, regardless of the trek it takes to get there. After all, it’s often not the tourist destinations that give the best adventure, but the exploration of new ones that people never told you about.
Nikki McKenna, Florida Atlantic Univeristy I love travel because I love meeting new people and learning about their cultures, their languages and their customs. I love trying new food and seeing new sights as well as admiring the local flora and fauna of each place I go to. I love exploring new places and feeling that sense of adventure that the unknown brings. I not only learn about other cultures but I learn a lot about myself when I travel.
Miranda Siwak, Elon University I love to travel because I love the opportunity to see and experience new places, cultures and have new adventures doing things I normally wouldn’t have the chance to do. Travel has long been one of my favorite pastimes, as I have always loved stepping outside my hometown and seeing more of the world. I’ve always loved just walking around, exploring new places and travel as been the perfect way to satisify that desire. I like seeing new cultures, and learning more about the historical context each place has to offer, spending as much time as I can at each destination, viewing every immense detail and learning more about what everything was used for over time.
Alea Gilhuly-Mandel, Curry College I love traveling because it makes makes me expect the unexpected and you get out of your comfort zone. I’ve always been a fan of routine and excessive planning, especially when traveling, but when you travel nothing goes to plan. Instead, you learn to expect the unexpected and deal with situations that you never thought were possible. Trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone is one of the best things about traveling because the minute you step outside your comfort zone you learn the most about yourself. You learn that you can handle any situation and you learn that you are stronger, braver and smarter then you ever thought possible. Sometimes you learn this early in the morning after getting your cell phone stolen the night before and sometimes you learn it late at night when you’re trying new foods with people you never knew existed.
Check out all the mobile news from Lonely Planet with the launch of Guides.
“We are very excited to launch Guides for mobile. We were one of the first travel publishers ever to have content available in the App Store and were a launch partner for the iPad,” said Lonely Planet CEO Daniel Houghton. “We have taken the time to understand what travelers need and expect from a mobile product in 2016. Guides delivers Lonely Planet’s expertly-curated content in a format that is contextual and intuitive on mobile devices and which utilizes the many great innovations of those platforms to deliver the best possible user experience.”
Niki Kirschner, University of Delaware I love to travel because of the duel feelings of adrenaline and relaxation. There is always the unknown factor when going somewhere new for the first time, but there is a calmness in that feeling as well. Getting to see, touch, taste, smell, and explore a part of the world that is new to you…there is nothing like it! If 100 people travel to the same destination there will be 100 unique experiences within that destination, which is why I love traveling so much!