What is your favourite brand of travel books? Why?

@maximax8 (27055)
June 17, 2007 4:17am CST
My favourite is Lonely Planet. I think they give very good information for sights and accommodation. I like the maps they have inside the book of the whole country and its different areas. Sometimes through they do not explain distances very well. In Croatia I set out to walk 1km but it turned out to be 15km! I saw a Rough Guide that I liked the other day. I thing I like about this guide was the photos of the must see places. I think it gives me inspiration of places to visit on a trip that I am planning. Lets Go can be a good guide to have. I think it is great for budget trips.
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
18 Jun 07
Mine is Lonely Planet too! It's got great up to date information, and lots of details, e.g. phone numbers of hotels and restaurants and a rough idea of how much it'd cost. That's always really helpful. the rough language guide in some guidebooks are useful too, as with the weather and currency and things to look out for information. I like the humour that is within those guides, and you can almost imagine a fellow-traveller relating this stuff. it's honest and not overly advertorial. some guide books just sound too stuffy and you're not sure whether you can trust them when they say certain things are must-see. with LP, at least they tell you when certain things are worth a miss!
@maximax8 (27055)
18 Jun 07
Yes, I agree. The language guide at the back of Lonely Planet books is very helpful. Thanks for your response.
@austere (2819)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
i dont know anything about travel books, but i love reading books nonetheless. i love reading novels, love and mysteries and suspense are among those i enjoy. i read sydney sheldon's, dan brown's, paulo coelho's, dean koontz and a lot more. but i love harry potter the most. i just dont know, it's magical world and how everything is described is just superb. whenever i start reading a harry potter book, which ever book it is and wherever i am.. i really cannot put the book down. sometimes i sleep at 4 am, sometime in the morning because i cannot stop reading until i get tired.hehehe well, there are a lot of wonderful books around. we need to read them first so that we will know of it's content.:)
@maximax8 (27055)
18 Jun 07
Yes, reading is a superb activity. I know what about not being able to put a good book down.
@shan_ab (377)
• India
18 Jun 07
Lonely planet is my favourite too, because of its comprehensive nature. Now a days internet also gives you all kinds of information. You can get opinion of people by searching in blogs also.
@eden32 (3978)
• United States
18 Jun 07
The only ones I have any experience with are the free ones AAA gives out when you plan a trip with them. They're alright I guess, but mostly pretty generic info. Maybe I should try Lonely Planet before our next trip.