Country forums

Lonely Planet’s travel forums are powered by our community of independent travellers and cover every place on earth (from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe). Take the time to read the FAQ threads. There’s a lot of information in them that will help get you on your way. Ready to talk travel? We’re waiting. Get help, get connected, get inspired and have your say.



Sub-Saharan and North Africa forum



Including Vancouver, Montréal, Toronto, Banff, Québec


Including Aruba, The Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and more

Central America(47,780)

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


Tips on Cuba visas, CUCs and pesos, Cuban healthcare, cigars and trip reports


Mexico travel forum

South America(95,490)

Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Easter Island, trekking Machu Picchu and more amazing experiences

United States of America(35,336)

From sea to shining sea, including NYC, LA and California, Las Vegas, Hawaii


Central Asia(12,444)

Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Indian Subcontinent(83,896)

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

North-East Asia(68,312)

China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Tibet

South-East Asia Islands & Peninsula(60,998)

Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

South-East Asia Mainland(64,862)

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam


Travel forum for Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Ko Samui and more

Australasia & Pacific

Australia, New Zealand & Antarctica(35,394)

Do they speak English? Australia travel forum, New Zealand travel advice, plus Antarctica

Pacific Islands & Papua New Guinea(7,941)

Advice for French Polynesia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and more


Eastern Europe & the Caucasus(62,338)

Eastern Europe travel forum, including the Baltics, Balkans and Turkey

Scandinavia & the Nordics(14,984)

Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

UK & Ireland(20,716)

England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Western Europe(85,652)

Italy forum, France forum, Western Europe forum, including the Canary Islands and Greece

Middle East

Middle East(33,949)

Middle East travel forum … and does anyone know if Israeli passport stamps are still a problem?