Monday, May 10, 2010

Great Travel Books-Back Roads by DK Eyewitness Travel

As I plan my next international trip, a 10 day European vacation with my girlfriends, I am researching both well traveled and off the beaten path destinations. I'm currently reading each of the titles below for inspiration:

Back Roads France: 24 Leisurely Drives

Back Roads Great Britain: 24 Leisurely Drives

Back Roads Italy: 24 Leisurely Drives

Back Roads Spain: 24 Leisurely Drives

Published by Dorling Kindersley (DK), these popular titles from the Eyewitness Travel series are one of my top choices for travel books. Full of beautiful color photographs, maps and travel tips, the books are lightweight, softcover and durable enough to toss in any travel bag. Each of the 4 titles above comes with a pull out laminated sheet map which is the perfect alternative to taking the entire book with you if you are packing light.

The Back Roads books takes the tourist off the more well traveled routes and into smaller villages, intimate hotels and quiet countrysides of popular destinations. If you're not interested in spending a week in the large busy cities of Madrid, London, Milan or Paris but instead in sleepy villages and coastal towns, then browse through one of the Back Roads titles. Not planning on doing any driving yourself? No problem, these books are loaded with information on hotels, cuisine and attractions at locations often accessible through tours or by bus or boat. Are you an armchair traveler like I often am between trips? Then you will LOVE DK Eyewitness Travel books for the gorgeous photographs. Happy Traveling!

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