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****Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides


Reviewed July 29, 2003.
Main Contributors:  Juliet Clough, Keith Davidson, Sandie Randall, and Alastair Scott.
Dorling Kindersley, New York, 2000.  224 pages.
Available at Sembach Library.

Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides are generally my favorite travel guides.  Their slogan is “The guides that show you what others only tell you.”  I like their abundance of pictures, since that quickly conveys the spirit of a place and also makes a nice souvenir book even when you’re back home.  I no longer use guidebooks to find lodging—I find the Internet is much more useful, so I don’t want a guidebook that gives lots of space to hotel and restaurant addresses.  (Scotland has a wonderful website through which we found all of our lodging—  I looked for B&Bs with a “Family Room” available and found some good deals.)

I had ordered this guide the same time as I ordered a guide for London for my parents-in-law, and I was disappointed by how much thinner the Scotland guide was.  Still, it had plenty of information and gave me a nice idea of what I would like to see.

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