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Travel Books & Pocket Book Guides

1. The Travel Book by Roz Hopkins, Hardcover: 444 pages, Publisher: Lonely Planet This book contains some 1200 images and 100,000 words, and covers 230 countries. The world is a breathtakingly big place, and in this big book we have undertaken the big task of detailing as much of it as we can - every single country, many of the larger dependencies and other, smaller destinations. With the traveler's experience at its heart, this book shows a slice of life in every corner of the globe, and all points in between, engaging the reader's senses in an adventure which conjures up the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feel of our amazing world.

2. Travel Wise with Children : 101 Educational Travel Tips for Families by Mary Rodgers Bundren, Paperback: 176 pages, Publisher: Inprint Publishing
Not your ordinary travel guide, this book blends travel and learning through unique, easily applied hands-on projects. The book is divided into five sections for easy use. Part One: Travel Wise Preparation outlines ideas to prepare children for their upcoming vacation or outing. Part Two: Travel Wise on the Road, In the Air, Once You're There offers learning activities to do while you're on your trip. Part Three: Travel Wise Making Memories includes tips to help your family create lasting memories of the vacation. Part Four: Travel Wise Anytime offers ideas to bring the world to your backyard. Part Five: Travel Wise Resources provides information about travel books and games for children.

3.  Gutsy Women: More Travel Tips and Wisdom for the Road by Marybeth Bond, Paperback: 200 pages, Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides
Ideal for the jaunt or the journey, this is a complete guide for the traveling woman. Now in a larger format with a striking design, it offers fresh ideas on how to travel safely and comfortably, within a budget, on one's own or with others. Written by an award-winning travel writer, it's useful for novice and experienced travelers alike, informing them how to combat loneliness, thwart unwelcome advances, and avoid getting ripped off. A resource section and informative sidebars make this a perfect travel companion.

4. The Travel Doctor: Your Guide to Staying Healthy While You Travel by Mark Wise, Paperback: 304 pages, Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
As our desire to visit exotic places increases so does our concern about staying healthy while we travel. The Travel Doctor addresses all the health concerns confronting today's traveler -- whether traveling for business or for pleasure -- in a very comprehensive, common-sense way. Armed with this book the reader will foresee health issues that may be encountered on the trip (while there is still time to prevent them) and learn how to avoid potential health hazards after arriving. The Travel Doctor covers: - planning the trip -- what are the health risks at the destination? - vaccinations and medical supplies to take along - problems while traveling -- motion sickness, jet lag - maps illustrating the locations of common infectious diseases - standards of medical care available abroad - what to do about too much sun, high altitudes, snake and spider bites - how to deal with illness after returning home.

5. Lonely Planet Europe on a Shoestring by Vivek Wagle, Paperback: 1296 pages, Publisher: Lonely Planet
Dreaming of Europe? Rail, bus, fly, bike or hike your way through 40 countries with this essential guide, packed with trip-extending, money-saving tips on the best European adventures. Drift along Norwegian fjords, hit German beer festivals, bathe in Icelandic hot springs, laze on Mediterranean beaches or marvel at Transylvanian castles. Take the first step of the trip of your life with Lonely Planet. Coverage: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Moscow, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, St Petersburg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Serbia & Montenegro. Independent advice on where to eat, sleep and indulge on the cheap; full-colour highlights & itineraries section for trip planning; handy language chapter with break-the-ice phrases; 160 full updated maps, more than any other guide to Europe.

6. Lonely Planet Western Europe, Sixth Edition by Susie Ashworth, Paperback: 1296 pages, Publisher: Lonely Planet
Independent and indispensable, this up-to-date guide to Western Europe will take you around Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. 168 detailed maps; hand-picked places to stay and eat for all budgets; the lowdown on the highlights, from the Eiffel Tower to the Acropolis; road-tested tips on getting around the region; comprehensive language guide

7. Lonely Planet Paris (Lonely Planet Paris) by Steve Fallon, Paperback: 320 pages, Publisher: Lonely Planet
Drift through the secluded streets of Montmartre, marvel at some of the world's finest art museums or track down the city's top nightlife - however you want to enjoy Paris, this fully updated guide will show you the best of France's incomparable capital. 22 easy-to-use maps; full coverage of multicultural Paris; tried-and-tested walks to guide you off the beaten track; inside information on scored of excellent eateries; the lowdown on Paris' entertainment scene, from classical music to risqué cabaret revues; wide range of excursions, including Fontainebleau and Versailles