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Lonely Planet 49 50.52%
Let's Go 21 21.65%
Rough Guide 6 6.19%
Rick Steves 8 8.25%
Frommer's 4 4.12%
Fodor's 0 0%
Michelin 0 0%
Eyewitness 4 4.12%
Other 5 5.15%
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:20 AM   #41
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I voted LP but I also to like Rough Guide and Insights. TP is the best though
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i love lets go
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The mini rough guide for Rome worked out well for me. The writing was very insightful and it was important when trying to figure out if a place was worth seeing. It revealed interesting points about a plethora of sites, and it was pretty well-written. Go for it!
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:03 PM   #45
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Generally, I like Lonely Planet, but we were given an Eyewitness guide to D.C., and it was pretty cool - all those colour pics and diagrams. Good size for daytripping. Maybe we liked it because it was good for the kids to use, though. Also, another guide that isn't on the list is "In Your Pocket" for tons of cities, mostly in Eastern Europe. You guys know I love 'em.

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lonely planet's pretty comprehensive and well known and set out in a good way but I prefer to use none, arrive in a destination get a map and ask other travellers and locals whats what.
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Hey just a quick question that doesn't deserve it's own thread:

Some of you mentioned LP guides being updated. Does anyone know when new versions come out? I'd like to buy one soon but since I won't be traveling for a looooong time (11-ish months!) I'd hate for it to be out of date by the time I go.

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I think it's during spring time, but they don't publish new versions every year for all books. Better ask your librarian.
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some times it says on the LP website when the new books are comin out
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google earth (2nd best traveling website) and travelpunk (1st best) is all the guide book you need.
google earth is free to down load in it really is one of the coolest thing on the web.

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I've used Rough Guide and Let's Go before. None of them can ever beat Lonely Planet!!
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I'm not brand loyal but for my year long europe trip I'm planning I picked up LP's blue list 2006 book for some great travel ideas.
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