Do you like travel books and magazines?

@maximax8 (29037)
United Kingdom
December 30, 2011 7:38am CST
Travel magazines can be quite expensive like the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Real Travel. I prefer to borrow travel guide books from my local library. Then I buy the ones I like most from Amazon a on-line shop. I like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and Foot Print. I have been given some large travel books which are full of very tempting photos. How about you?
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@shskumbla (3340)
• India
30 Dec 11
Oh..! really, I like travel books. I have so many travel books. When I see it I told to my father and buy it. Some books are have pictures only(Beautiful pictures). Then some books are about that place. I like it very much... Thank you............
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@maximax8 (29037)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 11
It is lovely that you are keen on travel books. It was superb that your dad bought you some travel books that you found enjoyable to look at and interesting.
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@shskumbla (3340)
• India
30 Dec 11
Do you like travel books?
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@Porcospino (19841)
• Denmark
30 Dec 11
I hardly ever buy travel magazines. I have seen some of them in the shops, and they look pretty interesting, but they are really expensive. I like to borrow travel guidebooks at the library. Last time I went to the library I borrowed a lot of travel guidebooks about Asia, because I hope to visit Asia next time. My favourite travel guidebook is Lonely planet, but I have used Rough Guides and Foot Print, too. There are also Danish travel guidebooks, but I think that Lonely planet is much better. In the Danish travel guidebooks they describe the sights, but there isn't much practical information and I need that kind of information because I prefer to plan my own trips.
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@maximax8 (29037)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 11
In Lonely Planet I am keen on the maps, the travel to next place information and the accommodation listings. I have the book called South America on a Shoestring. I feel lucky that I speak English and so many guide books are available for me to read. The Danish language guide books sound like they don't give you enough detail. Good luck planning your trip to Asia. I love visiting the libraries near where I live.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
31 Dec 11
I like to flip through them sometimes. I think there is a lot of great information in them for the potential traveler. I would probably buy one if I were planning a trip but I don't normally just buy them. They can certainly be very tempting..lol...I am needing a vacation anyway.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
30 Dec 11
i do like to flip through them although i dont purchase any. i would rather purchase books on decorating and crafting.
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@nezavisima (7417)
• Bulgaria
30 Dec 11
to like books and magazines when I traveled on trips I always read. even when using public transport I read the press so save your time and do two things at once. I like these things so much in my bag and there is always something to read. nice day!
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
31 Dec 11
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
31 Dec 11
Forgot to add, I love reading National Geographic too. They deffinately get to go places we can only dream of and the pictures are magnificent!
@Shazooo (296)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 12
I don't like the books but I definitely love the magazines ! I love to travel and learn new things so of course it make sense for me to love reading those magazines! I don't like the books cause they can be quite tedious to read at times and if compared to magazines, they are sometimes outdated. Magazines are usually published monthly so they are more updated. Also, magazines have way more pictures! And when I can't travel to that place, picture is the best option I have!
8 Jan 12
I do really liek travel magazines - I buy the big 4 ones including Sunday times and Conde Nast as well as travel books occasionally or sometimes guides when I am going away. In particular, I like Lonely planets best in travel series which they bring out every year. I have just bought the 2012 edition so am looking forward to reading that.