Travel Guide Books
A review of best travel guidebooks
There's plenty of travel information available online. But when you
start planning your travel it's smart to turn to good travel guide books, where you will find reliable, useful
information about different travel destinations. Some travel guides are better than others, so it's important that
you know what you're looking for when you travel, what your goals are, and what your pocket can handle.
However good and useful travel guide books are, a travel guide is
just that - a travel guide. It's meant to give you travel tips and guide you to your travel destination's
attractions. But it's you who sets the itinerary. So, choose your tips and attractions well, but add your own touch
and allow your sense of discovery and adventure to guide you in your chosen destination. After all, it's all about
you and your own experience and travel adventure.
The best travel adventure is the one you create for yourself. Use
travel guidebooks as your starting point to familiarize yourself with your chosen travel
destinations, before you set to go.
That being said though, let's explore some of these most popular
and best known travel guide books that many a traveller has found immensely useful in planning and making trips
around the world. No doubt you will recognize some of these guides and perhaps have even used one or two in your
travel planning before.
This listing here is by no means a comprehensive listing of all
travel guides available out there. But this is a good sampling of some of the best travel guide books available,
that will give you a good starting point to discover what they offer.
You can buy all of these travel guides at Amazon.
Best Travel Guide Books
Written by different travel writers,
including Fielding names, The Fielding Guides are well written and provide candid information.
These guides are good in providing off-beat, unusual destinations. If you like to travel off the
beaten track, then these unique adventure travel guidebooks are just what you
Now in its 7th decade of publishing
travel guides, Fodor's features almost 100 titles in the Gold Line series. These guides provide
good historical and cultural information. The Fodor's guides cover countries around the world, with
some emphasis on the West. Great for those who like to stay in the middle of the
Budget travel guide books. The
Frommer's provide touring guides, city guides, and special editions. They also detail restaurants,
hotels and nightlife. A greater emphasis is placed on Europe and the United States, although you
will also find books on Alaska, Australia, Costa Rica, Japan, and many other travel
Very few travellers haven't heard
yet of these LP guide, which have earned a great reputation for worldwide budget and independent
travel. Amongst five series being offered, the On A Shoestring guide covers everything from a
specific country, to a region or continent for the low budget traveller. Classic travel
There are Michelin Red Guides and
Michelin Green Guides. The Red Guides provide detailed information about European hotels and
restaurants, while the Green Guides focus on European art, history, and places of interest. These
upscale travel guide books are for the travellers that are not too budget
These popular travel handbooks by
Moon Publications are updated annually, which makes them great for the travellers that seek most up
to date travel information. Authored by different travel writers, these handbooks provide good and
detailed contemporary information about travel destinations from around the
Rick Steve's European
Written by Rick Steve, these easy
guidebooks provide everything that you need to know about particular European destination. One of
the most popular books from the series is Europe Through The Back Door. This guidebook covers it
all - from packing up, to exploring it all that Europe offers, all on a manageable
As their name suggests, these guides
focus on college-age travellers to Europe. In its manner the Rough Guides are similar to the Lonely
Planet books. They're more irreverent and aimed at the budget conscious traveller. These are street
smart guides with lot of tips.
Good travel guidebooks makes travel vastly easier and well
informed. Use them even when you're only traveling in your arm chair. The best will spark your imagination and lead
you to unknown discoveries and adventure. And if you get inspired and take a trip to one of these fabulous travel
destinations, no doubt you will experience a great holiday adventure.