Planning a Trip: Guidebook Versus the Web

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    Planning a Trip: Guidebook Versus the Web

    Given all the web-based technologies and apps devoted to travel, are travel guidebooks even still being published? Are they worth reading? The author compares the information and usefulness of a Lonely Planet guidebook and various internet websites devoted to travel, and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/travel/planning-a-trip-guidebook-versus-the-web.html
     
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    While I very much like the "bounty of the internet" for travel planning, I still like to look at a few guidebooks to get a sense of what a trip might encompass.

    Then I'll utilize the internet to round out or fine tune an itinerary.
     
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    Sweet Willie,
    I think that you've got the right idea - a balance of both: internet info and a trusted guidebook to get the most out of where you're headed.
    And I'll go so far as to say that anyone considering a visit to the Hawaiian Islands buy a copy of the most recent edition of the "Hawaii Revealed" book for the island(s) that they plan to visit, see: http://www.hawaiirevealed.com/
    A tip to save on a new copy of this book (and most everything else) is to buy it at the Costco store (located on Oahu, Maui and Kauai)!
    Newscience
     
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