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Kindle version of WikiTravel?

Is everyone's favorite open content travel guide, WikiTravel, available in some sort of Kindle / off-line format? Since I'll be travelling around, I won't have internet access. However I do have a ...
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Travel guides that covers the International E-road network?

During the last days I read a lot about the International E-road network in Europe. Since I'm a big road trip fan, I really would like to follow more or less one road in the near future. Does anybody ...
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Normal LonelyPlanet guides vs. the new Discover series

Has anyone tried using the new Lonely Planet Discover series guides for backpacking? Surely they look much better with all these pictures, but do they contain the same essential information as the ...
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How to choose a guide book for your next trip?

So I have decided which country I want to visit next and go down to the local travel book store. On the shelves they have over ten different travel guide books about the country. How do I choose ...
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Where can I find a ski touring guide book for the Patagonia region?

Does anybody know of a guide book for ski touring in Patagonia? Covering the areas of Bariloche, El Calafate and Ushuaia. Preferably in English, but Spanish would do too.
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What does “sleeps” mean in holiday cottage/appartment descriptions?

I am searching for accommodation. And I found many "sleeps" options. Does that mean the number of beds? This is another example:
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Travel guide to Kaliningrad?

I'm looking for a travel guide (i.e. book) to Kaliningrad. Are there any particularly useful English-language references for visitors to Kaliningrad? I am particularly interested in any remnants of ...
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How am I supposed to travel with all these hard copy guidebooks?

Following the suggestions of many TA.SE posts, I've purchased two travel guides for each country I'll be staying in (for more comprehensive coverage). But this has lead to an information overload, ...
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Are there any good guides for what to take on a bicycle trek on the Pacific coast (Seattle to San Francisco)?

I'll be cycling through relatively lonely areas for a few weeks (towns every 40 miles or so). I'm looking for a good guide on what gear to pack. It's the Pacific coast trail from Seattle to San ...
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What is the city center of Lyon in France so we don't book too far?

I am booking in Lyon, France, and I want to know the city center of the city so I don't book too far. I found some places in Monplaisir, which I don't know if it is close or not Update What about ...
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Guide to Grand Canyon wildlife

Are there any guidebooks for finding and identifying wildlife in the Grand Canyon area? For example when (what season, month, time of day, etc.) and where (certain tree types, rocks, near the Visitor ...
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Prehistoric sites in England / British Isles

I happen to live in London now and I am interested in visiting some of the prehistoric sites of the British Isles like the Stonehenge, the Uffington White Horse or the Maiden Castle. What am I ...
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Are there any guide books that give details of walks that are accessible to a wheelchair user in the Peak District (UK)

Are there any guide books that give details of walks that are accessible to a wheelchair user in the Peak District (UK)? For example the paths have a reasonable surface and there are no steps or ...
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Western Europe Lonely Planet Travel Guide for a trip from Paris to Milan for Expo Milano [closed]

I intend to travel from Paris to Milan (and other cities on the way, if I have time). I'm going to buy Western Europe Lonely Planet Travel Guide for guidance. Is this a good book for my purpose? Is ...
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What's the difference in content and focus between “Wallpaper*” guidebooks and others?

Different guidebook brands tend to be suited for different types of travelling and specialised in different ways. For example, I find Bradt guides to be great for off-the-beaten-track travel, Lonely ...
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Hard copy travel guides with information on Tohoku post-tsunami

The 12th edition of Lonely Planet Japan entirely removed Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. I ended up bringing the 11th edition (pre-earthquake) with me when visiting Japan. Are there hard ...
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How can you detect that a WikiVoyage page is out of date?

For my current trip to Cairns, one of the resources I used was the Cairns WikiVoyage page. The page is of a decent length, and has guide article status, so I figured it'd probably be largely ok to ...
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Where can I find a guidebook of Menorca?

I'm looking for a guidebook to visit Menorca. For other travels I used to get the "Lonely Planet" guide, but there isn't any of Menorca, and I think that get one of "Spain" is too wide. Where I can ...
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Guidebook helping to choose travel destination

Is there a travel guide exist that would cover a number of countries and only list some general information about travelling there? E.g. what are the main attractions (with photos and pictures), and ...
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Is there a bookstore at Heathrow with a good selection of LP or Moon guides?

Okay, this is quite specific: does London Heathrow airport have any bookstore with a good selection of Moon or Lonely Planet guides (preferably both)? If so, which terminal and what is the store ...
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Travel literature about cycling along the Rhine

I'm looking for traveling literature that covers the topic of cycling along the Rhine river. There are a lot of books, but I couldn't find any that covers all my needs: It should be written in ...
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Lonely Planet: pocket version or the big version?

I want to buy a travel guide for Rome, I found Lonely Planet. There are two versions, the pocket version and the full version. The pocket version is 13 euros, the big (full version) is 23 euros. ...
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Index of local food blogs for a city?

Occasionally I run across blogs or websites that have excellent reviews of city food of all stripes, from fancy places to street carts. The theme is "find the best food, wherever it is," across most ...
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Is there a bookstore at Luton with a good selection of guidebooks?

This is a very slightly altered copy-and-paste of Jonik's similar question (thanks): Does London Luton airport have any bookstore with a good selection of travel guidebooks? I have a couple of hours ...
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Is there a guide regarding places least known/visited in Japan?

While I can find guides regarding places to visit in Japan, they all seem to promote the same places Tokyo shopping, inner city shrines, etc. Is there a website or book regarding places in Japan that ...
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Is there a directory or website indexing smaller travel guides? [closed]

There are a lot of good travel guides out there that are either local or targeted to a specific group. Example guides that appeal to me personally include things like mpba Bratislava (map of "...
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Can anyone recommend me a good travel book about the area Black Forest in Germany? [closed]

I am going on a holiday the south of Germany for one week. And I am looking for a good book about Black Forest (in English). I like hiking and castles. So, this book should provide me with such ...
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Travel guides stores in Rome

Could you tell me please where can I find a store in Rome to buy a travel guide such as Lonely Planet? I hope you there's one near Termini station because that's the only place I know :) Appreciate ...