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Decision 2009: At least I decided on a guide book!

I waited patiently for a Border's Reward coupon (when I didn't need one they seemed to come all the time but now nothing for several weeks!) and after work today I happily headed down to the book store to pick up my chosen guidebook, Lonely Planet's Italy (latest edition is 2008.) Research online is great but I do like to have a real book with me, especially one that covers everything. I have always liked Lonely Planet for Europe trips, and I was very happy with my Brazil guide as well. (For Central America, I think Moon Handbooks are better - especially the Nicaragua one which was written by a good friend!)

I have used Rough Guide and others in the past but feel that Lonely Planet's Italy guide is comprehensive and well researched. I am especially looking forward to reading the sections on the Trentino and the Alto-Adige; I trust LP to provide info for each little paese (or is it dorf up there?)

Comments (7)

Congrats on your book buy! I love going to bookstores to look at all of the guide books. My favorites are Lonely Planet, the Rough Guides, and the Cadogan Guides.

Way to go! I'm with you, I like having books too. I love reading a Venice guidebook on the plane on the way over, gets me psyched!


I never enter Border's without a coupon either.
Your trip sounds great, by the way.


Looks like a great guidebook! Like you, I get lots of info from the Internet, but I still love having a guidebook with me. (And I must confess, I just love reading them later as well -- there like a little souvenir!)

Finally an easy decision! *smile* The Lonely Planet series is one of my favourites.

Yes, Jerry, very true! :)

Sandra, I often read my guidebooks! The Nicaragua one I have probably read from front to back three times.


Great choice. I love guidebooks too!

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