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The Wild Rover

Advantages: Makes me want to put my walking boots on, authors sense of humour
Disadvantages: Relatively poor quality illustrations, some subjects not covered in depth.

...I picked up a copy of The Wild Rover to give me something to read on a long train journey. Described on the cover as a "blistering journey along Britain's footpaths", I first thought this non fiction travel book seemed a little dull. I like walking myself ...

ryeb 16.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Wild Rover - Mike Parker

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Top sights and local life made easy...

Advantages: Easy to locate information, doesn't take up a lot of room, map included
Disadvantages: You may want a book with a bit more detail and places

I have recently returned from a trip to Sydney which was made a lot easier thanks to this guide. Just before I left I received a Waterstone’s gift certificate which I used to purchase the book. I wanted to find something that was easy to read and nice a ...

Jo586 30.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Lonely Planet Pocket Sydney - Peter Dragicevich

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Tripping down California's Highway 1

Advantages: Mentions places of interest which you might otherwise miss, cheap too.
Disadvantages: Written in 2003/2004 so some prices / information might be slightly outdated

In June 2007 my husband and I took a fly drive holiday to California. Being the kind of person who’s almost anal in their preparation for any holiday, I started scouting around for books to take with us months beforehand. This was one that I bought, I ...

kevin121 14.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of California Highway 1 (Lonely Planet Road Trip) - Paige Penland

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Spot the Idiot

Advantages: It's funnier than I expected
Disadvantages: It won't teach you much about the 7 Wonders

Travel Writing - Does it Broaden the Mind? I find travel writing irresistible. The best travel books inspire me and the worst give me plenty of material for writing damning reviews about just how awful they are. I amseldom left unmoved - whether posit ...

koshkha 31.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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The Village Idiot Escaped

Advantages: An interesting account into his trips, well written
Disadvantages: Gervais and to a lesser extent Stephen Merchant

...As seems to be a bit of a habit with Sky TV programs the promotion for An Idiot Abroad seems to have been just about everywhere. With the TV series showing on sky and the release of the accompanying book by Karl Pilkington detailing his travel diaries fro ...

Andy.mack 07.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of An Idiot Abroad: the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Karl Pilkington

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