Does anyone know of travel guides that can be stored in a mobile. I've been reading a few of the guides lonely planet, rough guide ...etc and think they are great but I don't fancy carrying 12 or 15 of these books round the world with me. Can I get this information in to put in my mobile??? (PDF format or something similar)
But whats wrong, does noone know what I'm talking about, or do you all carry 20 200 page books with you?
Come on, at least tell me I'm crazy or something....
I don't know of any e-guidebooks. I am about to go on a RTW trip and am following this advice:
Taking only a guidebook for my first destination (IE I have the mexico and central america book as one). I know this seems sacriligous, but ripping out the useless sections (like the tips on how to prep that wouldn't mean anything once you are on the road). Also, it seems trading with a traveler going the other way it very prevelant.
You can trade in your old guide book for a new guidebook in 2nd hand book stores or trade with other travellers. It really is that easy and if your goin to aisa you can get them relly cheap. Enjoy
Lonely Planet has a Download Shop, where you can download several of their guides in PDF format. Only limited availability though..
Rough Guides has some available as well in their Ebooks store. The formats there are LIT and Palm.
Why dont you just use the guide book for the country you ar in and then swap with other travellers who are heading the other way. this way you only have to buy one guide book and dont need to worry abotu having an expensive mobile phone nicked.
Depending on the memory size of your phone and which model you should be able to scan the pages of the guide books and store them.You can also do it for PDA's and Ipods etc.The reason the guide book companies don't do it is because they haven't come up with a system to stop people copying en mass.