Wonderings: have you felt a disturbance in the Force?

Unpacked - Lonely Planet's travel blog - Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel... this month, James Kay travels to the parallel universe of the theme park © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet It’s a special week for the 177,000-odd people in England and Wales, and many more around the world, who define their religion as Jedi: Saturday is Star Wars Day (May the Fourth, geddit?), the annual grassroots celebration of all things related to that galaxy far, far away. Each year, fans of … [Read more...]

Wonderings: are the stars our destination?

Unpacked - Lonely Planet's travel blog - Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel... this month, James Kay considers tourism's final frontier: space © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet Aside from a few forays to France, the furthest my maternal grandparents travelled was Pembrokeshire, Wales (repeat visits to a wind-buffeted static caravan in Croes-goch, if you must know). Just a generation later, my parents’ peregrinations had encompassed most of Western Europe. As of writing, I’ve … [Read more...]