In the late 1800s, a US governor made his fortune in Mexico’s Batopilas silver mines, turning the town into his own personal kingdom.
Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli treks to the lost cathedral of Satevo, a long-neglected mission on the banks of the Batopilas River.
The first major thoroughfare to be built in the largest US state, the iconic Richardson Highway offers spectacular views in the summer and incredible danger come winter.
Meandering train journeys through jaw-dropping scenery are still one of the most immersive ways to explore the world’s second-largest country.
The Exxon oil spill of 1989 made the town of Valdez infamous, luring people to clean up one of world’s largest environmental disasters with the prospect of economic gain.
Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler heads to Alaska’s isolated Seward Peninsula to see salmon fight their way upriver and see Eskimo descendants preserve them for the long winter.