Lonely Planet is known for its guidebooks and you’re bound to see travelers everywhere you go with a copy.
While guidebooks might be LP’s bread and butter, they also publish a wide variety of other books. There’s a collection ofkids books and titles like Ultimate Travel and the annual Best in Travel among many others.
When I purchase a travel guidebook, the overwhelming majority of the time, we go with Lonely Planet.
While no guidebook is perfect, Kim and I find Lonely Planet to put out the best guides for our travels. We like getting a bit of history about the country, learning about the sites (obviously) and skimming over the dining suggestions.
For just about all of our international trips, Kim and I find a guidebook to be a necessary travel item.
Here is how I see it. Trips are an investment, whether it be paid for with our hard-earned money or miles & points. Being (somewhat) prepared and having ideas of what you’d like to see and do makes a lot of sense, especially if you’re away for a limited amount of time. You are paying all this money and or miles & points, why wouldn’t you spend an additional $20 or so to maximize what you see, do and eat… Continue reading Travel Guidebooks- Useful or Useless?→