Very, very good and a great investment in your trip I’m a big traveller and been everywhere from Australia to Zambia. What distinguishes travel these days, compared to say 20 years ago, is the easy of smartphone use for finding your way and getting a very broad range of opinions and places and options. If I had to take a guidebook, laptop or smartphone only, I would opt for the phone. Google Maps has transformed navigation and visitor reviews in so many places.However, I do like to take a guide book too when a good one is available…
This May Be The Only Guide You Need I like the format of the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness series. With the likes of Lonely Planet, Rough Guides or similar, what you are getting is a reference book – itâs designed so that you look up the place you are going but I challenge anyone to read it cover to cover. For that reason the DK guides are a great starter if you are considering visiting somewhere new as they are eminently readable, nicely presented, well illustrated and on relatively good quality paper.This may well…
Not as good as Lonely Planet I just didn’t find this guide very useful for planning a trip to Japan. I usually use Lonely Planet single-country or single-city guidebooks, and I found this DK Eyewitness version didn’t compare well. Some of my favourite features of Lonely Planet guidebooks were missing, such as planned itineraries that show you how to travel from one city to another (rather than itineraries that focus on a single city) – crucial for country-wide guidebooks like this one. The highlight pages such as ‘Japan…
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