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1. Posted by rieulet (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Can anyone give me the suggestion what is the best traveling guide all over in world. Is there any excellent book,which can guide me where ever I go. Please suggest me if any.

2. Posted by The Tipsy Gipsy (Respected Member 34 posts) 4y

Most publishers (Lonely Planet, Rough Guides etc.) break up the guidebooks into countries but sometimes into regions and continents (ie. Eastern Europe, South East Asia). But obviously you cannot ever carry a book with information on every country in the world and while some have more countries obviously the more countries the less detail. As a book can only be so big.

Lonely Planet do a Europe on a Shoestring say, but that is about the most inclusive I have ever seen and because it tries to cover a lot it hasn't got heaps of detail and no pictures.

If you have a planned itinerary I would be more inclined to go online and either buy the apps if you have a smart phone or Lonely Planet allow you to buy and download chapters. So you can have only the chapters which are relevant to your trip. No bulk. No wasted pages. Probably more cost effective.

Hope that's a bit helpful.

3. Posted by kugali (Budding Member 63 posts) 4y

My favorite City Guide for a younger person is from Time Out. Really great writing, photos, and recommendations!

4. Posted by stodwag (Budding Member 16 posts) 4y

Hey Rieulte,
I have to agree with ReganasaurusRex, I dont think you can get a book that covers the whole world. Most guidebooks are broken down by continent / country etc. If you do find a book that covers it all, you will proably need an extra suitcase.
Bringing a laptop or good smartphone would be easier and the info would be more accurate, and more specific to your needs.
There are alot of travel apps that will target your location and help you to find whatever your looking for in that area, like Foursquare.
I read an article recently about a guy that goes on 'Twitrips', by asking questions on twitter, he is guided to all the best places to see, eat, stay etc by people who replied to his questions...pretty cool experimental way to travel.
But like ReganasaurusRex said, Lonely Planet online is a great resource.
If you have your heart set on a guidebook, I have always bought Lonely Planet books (before I got a smartphone) and they have never let me down.
Happy travels :)

5. Posted by rieulet (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Quoting ReganasaurusRex

Most publishers (Lonely Planet, Rough Guides etc.) break up the guidebooks into countries but sometimes into regions and continents (ie. Eastern Europe, South East Asia). But obviously you cannot ever carry a book with information on every country in the world and while some have more countries obviously the more countries the less detail. As a book can only be so big.

Lonely Planet do a Europe on a Shoestring say, but that is about the most inclusive I have ever seen and because it tries to cover a lot it hasn't got heaps of detail and no pictures.

If you have a planned itinerary I would be more inclined to go online and either buy the apps if you have a smart phone or Lonely Planet allow you to buy and download chapters. So you can have only the chapters which are relevant to your trip. No bulk. No wasted pages. Probably more cost effective.

Hope that's a bit helpful.

Thank you this is not a bit helpful this is very helpful for me. Thanks again.

6. Posted by rieulet (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Quoting stodwag

Hey Rieulte,
I have to agree with ReganasaurusRex, I dont think you can get a book that covers the whole world. Most guidebooks are broken down by continent / country etc. If you do find a book that covers it all, you will proably need an extra suitcase.
Bringing a laptop or good smartphone would be easier and the info would be more accurate, and more specific to your needs.
There are alot of travel apps that will target your location and help you to find whatever your looking for in that area, like Foursquare.
I read an article recently about a guy that goes on 'Twitrips', by asking questions on twitter, he is guided to all the best places to see, eat, stay etc by people who replied to his questions...pretty cool experimental way to travel.
But like ReganasaurusRex said, Lonely Planet online is a great resource.
If you have your heart set on a guidebook, I have always bought Lonely Planet books (before I got a smartphone) and they have never let me down.
Happy travels :)

Thank you. If you have any other travel tips please share with me.