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.
Besides guidebooks, Lonely Planet also publishes a variety of other travel-related books. I recently wrote about their just released Best in Travel 2016 book. They also picked the Top Sites in the World in the book Ultimate Travel. Continue reading Hot Deal: Any Lonely Planet eBook, $8.99 for Limited Time
Do you still bring guidebooks on trips with you?
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?
With the wealth of information that can be found on the internet and through social media these days do we even need guidebooks anymore when visiting a new destination?
I for one still like to pick up a book about where I’ll be visiting to prepare for just about all of my trips. I find this a great way to find out what the country has to offer and I also like to learn a little about the country’s history, population, traditions, food and other interesting details provided in guidebooks. Continue reading 30% Off Lonely Planet Guides