BOOKS RELEASE Discover the wisdoms from over 80 countries around the world.


Lonely Planet’s Guide to Life offers readers the perfect toolkit for living a better, happier and more fulfilling life.

Discover the wisdoms from over 80 countries around the world.

“Lonely Planet’s Guide to Life is a total toolkit of collected cultural wisdoms,” says Lonely Planet’s spokesperson Chris Zeiher when referring to the travel publishers’ latest release which is in stores now.

“Do you want to eat as well as the French, live as thoughtfully as the Scandinavians and be as healthy as the Japanese? Well, if you answered yes then we’ve got the perfect book for you,” the publisher boasts.

Maori rock carving at Mine Bay, Lake Taupo, North Island, New Zealand

“The insights in Lonely Planet’s Guide to Life cover a vast territory, ranging from exercise and dietary advice to social mores and ancient customs and rituals,” Zeiher continues. “We hope this book goes beyond the Hygge craze and teaches readers how to live a healthier, happier life by offering advice from various cultures that can be action in both small and big ways.”

Lonely Planet’s Guide to Life unlocks the secrets of over 80 cultures from around the world and delves into the unique ways people live, eat and love. Each country profile offers a detailed Top Insights for Life diving deep into what makes that particular culture tick.

Sunset over Jökulsárlón’s icefield

A couple touch heads during a Maori hongi greeting.

· How does the tiny windswept island nation of Iceland top the world’s global peace index and how did it rank #1 on the measure of gender equality?
· Is Finland’s obsession with the weekly ritual of sauna the reason it has topped the world’s happiness report for 2 years running?
· Why does Vietnam have one of the lowest adult obesity rates in the world and could it be linked to its 94.5% adult literacy?
· As the first democratic nation on the planet to grant women the right to vote where does New Zealand’s progressiveness originate?
· Can the secret to happiness be found in rich Ecuadorian chocolate, full-bodied Georgian wine or complex Bulgarian yoghurt?

Lonely Planet’s Guide to Life
December 2020 | AU$39.99 | Hardback

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