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Buying a travel guide book

Post by andreag » Fri, 22 May 2009 11:13 am

I'm travelling to China and am wondering which travel guide book would be better for a family trip- Frommer's or Lonely Planet. Any ideas or recommendations?

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Post by ching » Mon, 25 May 2009 6:06 pm

Depends on your budget, I guess.

I find Frommer's to have more expensive choices that are somewhat more upscale than the other guidebooks.

Lonely Planet started off catering to the backpacker crowd but these days usually has good choices for family-friendly accommodation too.
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Post by sierra2469alpha » Mon, 25 May 2009 6:16 pm

I'm with Ching - Ms C. and I do a lot of adventure travel, as well as business travel. LP is definately better, but remember that there are many other resources out there - try tripadvisor.com as a start.

Remember though, LP does get out of date pretty quickly, so always double check against their own website.

I have the China one if you'd like to borrow it.

Cheers, Mr. P

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Post by andreag » Fri, 29 May 2009 4:30 pm

Thanks for the info! Just ordered my Lonely Planet =)

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