Yes, You Should Purchase Travel Guides

Yes, You Should Purchase Travel Guides

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Have you ever walked past the travel section of your local bookstore and saw all those cool looking travel guides on the shelves? It would seem that there are travel guides for every destination in the world. This should not prove surprising. There are millions of travelers that venture to all destinations throughout the world. This creates the need for procuring such travel guides.

And certainly, if you are planning a vacation you will most definitely want to purchase a travel guide. Whether it is a major guide such as one published by LONELY PLANET or a smaller print publication, a travel guide can prove to be an invaluable resource for those venturing to a new land.

What type of subject matter do travel guides cover? Actually, the info in the travel guides is rather vast and all-encompassing. A well written travel guide can provide information on the history of the region, the local culture and cuisine, major sightseeing landmarks, things to do, and suggested hotel accommodations. As the name implies, a travel guide is designed to provide a clear road map for your vacation. This way, you do not miss out on things or err in your decision process.

And, quite honestly, some of the travel guides are quite entertaining as well as informative. Sure, there are some dry books out there. The vast majority of the books are quite entertaining as well as informative. In fact, a number of the publishing houses have regular customers that purchase such travel guides solely for leisure reading. Then again, such leisure reading could plant the seeds for taking a vacation to the location in the future. So, you could consider such leisure reading to be a form of pre-planning. Or, at the very least, you could consider it active daydreaming!

In all seriousness, purchasing travel guides is highly recommended if you are someone wishing to see the world, these guides are a great help. The costs of such guides are fairly reasonable. You could probably purchase a top travel guide publication for under $20. Considering you get over 300 pages of info and pictures, the price is certainly a bargain.

Then again, $20 would be the cost of a new book. There is no rule that says you can’t purchase used travel guides. Finding a solid travel guide at half the cover price is not out of the question. You may even get lucky and find a travel guide at 80% off. So, unless you really need the travel guide right away, you can explore your options to find a used one. This could prove to be a great money saver.

You also need not assume one travel guide is all you need. Purchasing a couple of travel guides could prove to be a wise move. No single travel guide can cover all you may wish to know about a particular destination. That is why purchasing a couple of guides could prove to be a wise move. It will leave no info untouched and provide you with a very clear perspective in regards to your future travel plans.

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  1. Natalie says:

    I personally never purchase travel guides as all the information I need is on the internet. However I normally have to print that out anyway so it is the same cost. A travel guide or internet information is worth looking up before you head off to a destination. Imagine missing something great because you did not do your researh before hand?

  2. Natalie says:

    I personally never purchase travel guides as all the information I need is on the internet. However I normally have to print that out anyway so it is the same cost. A travel guide or internet information is worth looking up before you head off to a destination. Imagine missing something great because you did not do your researh before hand?

  3. RonLeyba says:

    Travel guides are awesome resource, the physical books travel guides are much better as well. The only thing with this physical books guide is that, it can’t be updated immediately unlike online travel guides.

  4. RonLeyba says:

    Travel guides are awesome resource, the physical books travel guides are much better as well. The only thing with this physical books guide is that, it can’t be updated immediately unlike online travel guides.