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Top 10 Travel Guides to Help You Plan Your Next Trip

Planning a trip and making your itinerary can be overwhelming, there is so much information out there! Blogs, websites, social media, ... where to start right?! We always use a travel guide and search additional information online. So, for us a travel guide is a real travel essential. Nothing can replace the reliability of a good guide. But there are so many books, so it's stressy when it comes to choosing the right travel guide. To help you make an informed decision, we've compiled a list of the top 10 travel guides to consider for your next adventure.

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is a well-known and trusted brand in the travel industry, offering a wide range of guidebooks for destinations all over the world. Their guides are known for their detailed and practical information, as well as their focus on sustainable and responsible travel. They offer budget travel options and helpful maps for navigating cities. Lonely Planet also offers digital guides and travel apps, making it easy to access their content on-the-go. Whether you're a budget traveler or looking for luxury experiences, Lonely Planet has a something for you, which probably makes these the most popular travel guides. But we think that is also their weakness: if you pick a restaurant from the guidebook, for example, these are always very popular places that have already adjusted their prices to the large flow of travelers!

Lonely Planet

Frommer's

Frommer's has been a trusted name in travel guides for over 60 years, offering comprehensive and detailed information on destinations all over the world. Their guides are known for their practical advice, insider tips, and budget-friendly recommendations. Frommer's also offers a range of digital guides and travel apps, making it easy to access their content on-the-go. This is definitely a good one!

Frommers

National Geographic Traveler

For adventure seekers, National Geographic's guides may be the best choice. National Geographic Traveler is a well-known and respected travel guide that offers in-depth coverage of destinations around the world. Their guides are known for their stunning photography, cultural insights, and unique perspectives on travel. National Geographic Traveler also offers a range of digital resources, including interactive maps, videos, and articles, to help travelers plan their trips. These guides always inspire me!

National Geo

Trotter

Trotter Travel Guides is a good companion in your next adventure. These travel guides are carefully curated by expert travelers who have explored the world and have firsthand knowledge of the best places to visit, eat, and stay. What can you expect: insider tips on the best places to eat, visit, and stay, as well as other tips that only locals know about; affordable travel options that help you save money while still enjoying your trip; maps and itineraries that help you plan your trip in detail and options for different budgets, interests, and travel styles. One of my absolute favorites!

Trotter

Le Guide Du Routard

Guide du Routard is a popular French travel guide that provides information and tips for travelers on various destinations around the world. The guide covers a range of topics including accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, and cultural experiences. It is highly regarded by French travelers for its reliability and practicality.

As a travel guide that has been around since 1973, Guide du Routard has established itself as an authority in the travel industry. It offers suggestions for travel itineraries and recommendations for places to stay, eat, and visit, as well as providing useful information on the customs and culture of different countries.

Le guide du routard

Time to momo

Time to momo guides are my favorite city trip guides. These guides provide detailed information on the best things to do, see, eat, and drink in a particular location, making it easy for visitors to plan their itinerary and make the most of their time in the city.

The key feature of Time to momo guides is the fact that they are created by locals, for locals. This means that the information provided is not just a generic list of tourist attractions, but rather a carefully curated selection of the best experiences that the city has to offer. From hidden gems to local hotspots, Time to momo guides provide an insider's perspective on the city, allowing visitors to truly immerse themselves in the local culture.

In addition to providing comprehensive guides to cities around the world, Time to momo also offers a range of digital products, including mobile apps and e-books, making it easy for travelers to access their guides on the go.

Time to momo

Capitool Travel Guides

Capitool Guides are an essential tool for travelers seeking the most comprehensive information about popular destinations worldwide. Their expertly crafted itineraries, beautiful photography, and detailed maps make them an invaluable resource for planning your next trip.

Capitool Guides provide an in-depth guide to the history, culture, and architecture of each destination, providing travelers with a well-rounded understanding of the place they are visiting. They include information on the top attractions, local customs, and recommendations for restaurants and accommodations.

For those looking to explore on their own, Capitool Guides also offer detailed city and regional maps, allowing visitors to easily navigate their way around unfamiliar cities.

Capitool

Rough Guides

If you're looking for an easy way into a destination, Rough Guides ticks all the boxes.

Famous for its 'tell it like it is' approach to places, the guidebook series initially provided founder Mark Ellingham a way out of getting a 'real job' – but now offer thousands of readers practical and hands-on advice on more than 120 countries across the world, as well as being strong on cultural insights.

One of the standout features of Rough Guides is that their content is written by informed locals and experienced travelers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of the places they know best. Unlike other travel guides that are written by anonymous contributors or writers with limited experience, Rough Guides provide travelers with comprehensive information on local culture, cuisine, history, and sightseeing opportunities. This level of detail ensures that travelers get an accurate and authentic understanding of the places they are visiting.

Rough Guides' commitment to quality content has won them numerous awards and accolades, including being named the "Best Guidebook Series" at the prestigious British Book Awards in 2020. The brand has also adapted to the digital age, offering e-books, interactive maps and other digital resources to help travelers plan their trips.

Rough guides

DK Eyewitness Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel is a leading travel guide publisher that provides comprehensive and quality information for travelers. The guides are designed to help travelers plan their trips, navigate unfamiliar destinations, and make the most of their travel experiences. Each guide is user-friendly, with easy-to-read maps and photographs, insider tips, and recommendations on where to stay, eat and explore.

One of the key features that set DK Eyewitness Travel guides apart from others is their visual approach. The guides use colorful photographs and illustrations to showcase the best of each destination, making it easy for travelers to get a feel for what they can expect to see and do. The guides cover a wide range of topics, from history and culture to sightseeing and outdoor activities.

DK Eyewitness

Inside Guides

Insight have been in the business for more than 45 years, so it's safe to say that these guides know what they're talking about. I don't use them much, but when I buy one I never regret it! 

The books provide detailed maps, accurate information and beautiful photography combine within to connect readers to places through their history and culture.

Inside guides

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