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#1 Old 5th December 2006, 07:06 AM

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There are many travel guides out there to choose from, I'm just wondering which one(s) you prefer and why?

 

I usually use Lonely Planet for no other reason than it seems to be the easiest to find and they have a great selection. I can usually find places to stay and eat, see the sights, and find my way around, all on a limited budget.

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#2 Old 5th December 2006, 10:58 AM

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I'm not a very big traveller, but like the Rough Guide series. Very useful when we went to Sicily.

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#3 Old 5th December 2006, 02:33 PM

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Even though they are a little more expensive, I love the Dorling Kindersley guides. Whenever I know I will go to a place more often, I try to buy that one before I spend money on something I don't like.

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#4 Old 5th December 2006, 05:40 PM

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I like Footprint! They have good background info as well as tourist info.

 

I also like using virtualtourist.com where you can browse real people's tips and pick the ones you like to make your own guide book.

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#5 Old 5th December 2006, 06:03 PM

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I'm generally a Lonely Planet man, with the exception of trips to North America, when I'd seek out the "Let's Go" guide. As they're Harvard based, I find they generally know what they are talking about when it comes to that part of the world.

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#6 Old 5th December 2006, 08:47 PM

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Even though they are a little more expensive, I love the Dorling Kindersley guides.

 

 

I also like these, and the Insight Guides. They are printed on glossy paper (as opposed to the Tracing Paper of Lonely Planet and Rough Guides) and have gorgeously sumptuous photos as well, which I then spend my holiday trying to find the real thing.

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