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Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & Ranked

Looking for the best Travel Guide books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2019 NEW EDITION) (2019)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedWant to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, “Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan” is all you need! Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years…
Author(s): Ken Fukuyama, Yuki Fukuyama

2. Fodor’s Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedJapan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities. Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the latest in culture, dining, and art. A…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

3. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Spain (2018)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedThis guide will show you the best of Barcelona–such as Gaudí’s Sagrada Família and Park Güell–to the spectacular castles of Castile, the golden beaches of Costa Blanca and the stunning natural landscape of the Basque Country. Learn about Spain’s beautiful national parks, its iconic fiestas, and the art of flamenco. There are also practical tips, transportation information, and hotel and restaurant recommendations to help you plan the perfect trip. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

4. 50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (2017)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedThis richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You’ll discover the world’s longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America’s oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each…
Author(s): National Geographic, Joe Yogerst

5. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal (2019)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedTake a leisurely walking tour of Lisbon, island-hop around the Azores, become a connoisseur of the country’s port, or relax on Madeira’s golden beaches: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Portugal with this indispensable travel guide. : so you can imagine yourself there : stunning beaches, colorful azulejos, historic towns – what will yours be? : 22 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons covers the practical stuff:…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

6. Fodor’s Montreal and Quebec City (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedWritten by local experts, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.Montréal and Québec City are treasured destinations for American travelers: a corner of France in North America. This guide, with rich color photographs throughout, captures the French-speaking cities’ universal appeal, from sidewalk cafés and Jewish delis to winter sports and traditional French cuisine. This travel guide includes:• A handy take-along map provides added value, giving travelers…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

7. Fodor’s Paris 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedParis is an all-time top destination for travelers, and it’s easy to see the allure: the experiences – dining, shopping, museum-going, neighborhood strolling – are all legendary. The new Fodor’s Paris captures the best of the City of Light, from the masterful cuisine to the sweeping romance of the Eiffel Tower. Paris is always changing, and this edition captures the city’s hottest new restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and more. Parisian life, from luxurious finds in Champs-Élysées boutiques to the simple pleasure of the perfect croissant, is covered in dazzling detail….
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

8. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris: 2020 (2019)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedDiscover Paris – a city synonymous with art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture.Whether you want to be awed by iconic landmarks, lose yourself in the Louvre, or shop till you drop, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Paris has to offer.Paris is a treasure trove of things to see and do. Packed full of world-famous palaces, museums, and galleries, the city shines with opulence and elegance. But Parisians know that there is more to life than glitz and glamour. Simpler pleasures are offered in abundance – think tiny winding streets,…
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

9. The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed (Ultimate Guidebook) (2019)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedThe finest guidebook ever written for Kaua’i. Now you can plan your best vacation–ever. This all new eleventh edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai’i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to dine, relaxing resorts, exciting waterfalls, colorful canyons and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider,…
Author(s): Andrew Doughty, Leona Boyd

10. Fodor’s Essential Greece: with the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedWritten by local experts, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.Greece is the ultimate Mediterranean getaway. Impossibly blue seas, gorgeous beaches, whitewashed alleyways draped in pink bougainvillea, blue-domed Greek Orthodox churches, picturesque villages, and famous historical sites have lured visitors to this ancient civilization on the Aegean for thousands of years. Bursting with beautiful full-color photos, Fodor’s Essential Greece provides expert insider advice on everything from the best beaches in Crete to the best archaeological sites…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

11. Fodor’s Essential Spain 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedSpain remains one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing architecture, exciting soccer league, and more. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Spain 2019 puts the best the country has to offer at your fingertips. Updated every year, this edition of Fodor’s Essential Spain offers fully updated coverage of cities, neighborhoods, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, beaches, and more….
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

12. Fodor’s Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide) (2019)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedThis new edition has been with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Essential New Zealand includes: that visually captures the top highlights of New Zealand. throughout, including special features on tramping in New Zealand’s many national parks, wine tours, and Maori art. that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. with options for every taste. including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. on…
Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides

13. Lonely Planet Greece (Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & RankedLonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand in the shadow of the Acropolis, compare sunsets and beaches as you hop from island to island, or sample the freshest flavours and most succulent seafood; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Greece and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Greece, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on just the islands? Check out or guides for a comprehensive…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Korina Miller, et al.

Best Travel Guide Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some travel guide books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

Author(s): Olivier Le Carrer
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal, Year: October 2015, Size: 87 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1708302

Fodor’s Essential India: with Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai & Kerala (Full-color Travel Guide)

Author(s): Fodor’s Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor’s Travel, Year: 31 Mar 2015, Size: 86 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2343284

Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Cristian Bonetto, Brendan Sainsbury
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2019, Size: 75 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307580

Provence & the Cote d’Azur

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Hugh McNaughtan, Oliver Berry, Gregor Clark
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2019, Size: 114 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307584

Seoul

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Thomas O’Malley, Phillip Tang
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2019, Size: 83 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307588

Madrid

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Josephine Quintero
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2019, Size: 68 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307594

Andalucia

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Isabella Noble, Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood, John Noble, Brendan Sainsbury
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2019, Size: 63 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307595

Georgia & the Carolinas

Author(s): Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Kevin Raub, Regis St Louis, Ashley Harrell, Greg Ward, Jade Bremner, MaSovaida Morgan, Trisha Ping
Publisher: Lonely Planet, Year: 2019, Size: 98 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307632

Moon Monterey & Carmel: With Santa Cruz & Big Sur

Author(s): Stuart Thornton
Publisher: Moon Travel, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2308590

Cambodia and Laos

Author(s): DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel, Year: 2019, Size: 220 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2308618

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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