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It’s a Lonely Planet …… the art of travel guides

June 4, 2011

Let’s admit it, the travel sections of our libraries get a solid workout. Someone is either going somehwere or thinking of going somewhere every single day – that’s where the handy travel guides we stock those shelves with come into play……. True, we’d be lost without them…… or our travellers would be!

Up there with the standard Lonely Planet titles we have Fodor’s, Rough Guides, Open Road, Frommer’s, Bradt …… the list goes on. We have come to trust the Lonely Planet guides for their simple, accurate, helpful information, and the fact they are re-published regularly. And in response to demand and increase in world travel they too have begun to expand their title selections and open out into more specialised travel guides – now there are Encounter guides, City guides, Shopping guides, and Activity guides (think cycling, walking, diving, trekking) not to mention a broad range of phrase books to aid the intrepid traveller.