Just Point is a great way to travel using a Visual Dictionary, yes, a way of showing a card to someone with an image on it of what you’re attempting to say or convey your meaning. I tried showing a lady from another country I couldn’t figure out how to ask about a barber shop, the card shows a razor, man with goatee, mustache, and she knew what i wanted. It covers Food and drink, transportation, and accommodations. There are 500 essential icons on 80 topics! great idea, this is the 1st edition, costs $11.99
50 Museums to Blow your Mind… Imagine 128 pages of collections of objects you always wondered about, where to find, organized by country and topic, from the Museum of Instruments that I loved in Phoenix, to Coffee Museum in Brazil to Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of Old Prague/ Czech Republic, so many collections, and finally a smaller sized reference book, with plenty of photos and witty text descriptions. $11.99
Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography by Richard L’Anson ( $22.99) is the 5th edition of a well crafted book with so many good tips, practical exercises i loved doing, and learning from, and beautiful photographs by the writer. If you want to get more out of your trips, get this book! 270 new images, good section on image processing, digital techniques, go pro, cell phones, even drones are covered.
The World’s Best Street Food comes with a 100 interesting recipes, and how to make them, well illustrated, and easy to follow. Take Balik Ekmek from Turkey, it’s a fish sandwich, gives what you need and how to do it, and ways to improvise. worked great. $14.99
USA Travel Guide is so comprehensive, it’s my go to book for travel in the USA, 1216 pages of photos, details, national parks, itineraries, it has it all. and you can buy in print, digital/eBook, chapters, or a bundle of eBook/print copy. I love the road trip guides, how it gives me a sense of what to expect or take along. This latest version was published in February 2016, so it’s up to date.
The Best Things in Life are Free, climate money-saving travel guide is a must have. Just out in this First edition/August 2016 ($22.99), it gives tips, tricks, suggestions on how to get the most for your money, covering parks, museums, even exercise classes ( free), food, and goes to over 60 cities around the globe. Take Austin, Texas, shows map, Live Music and where to find it ( I love going to Austin for it’s music, and the book really covers it well). sights like the Bat Exodus I saw last time there, yes, @ sunset an amazing site to see.. 304 pages.
Lonely Planet Magazine is my favorite travel magazine, just out is the Fall 2016 issue ( is published 4 times a year), big in size, fabulous photographs and articles on Cuba
, Best free things in Vegas, Spain, plus mini guides to Bermuda, Banff, Santa Barbara,, you get the idea, it’s written for all people, so I could find it most helpful. it’s only $8 a year or $10 for 2 years, 800-829-9121
Lonely Planet offers a great deal buying direct… get 3 for the price of 2. books, ebooks, chapters, http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/special-offers