Going on a safari in Africa is high on the list of things to do for many people. For those of us that have had a chance to take an African safari, it’s most likely one of the highlights of our travels.
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?→