Advantages Easy to carry, pull-out map, covers almost everything you need to know
Disadvantages Needs to be used in conjunction with online research, lack of public transport information
Although I consider myself fairly well travelled, since my husband died in 2008 I generally travelled to places I was familiar with or stuck to tourist resorts in Spain which don’t require much in the way of detailed research before travelling. I decided at the start of this year that I wanted to visit new places, and as soon as I booked my trip to Toronto in Canada I headed off to Waterstone’s in search of a guide book. When I went to Boston at the end of 2011 I took the DK Eyewitness book Top 10 Boston with me and it was a constant companion. Having been so impressed with that travel book I ...