A pleasing companion for a pre-planned trip, this lightweight volume covers the top 10 sights and activities before moving into colour-coded sections on local history, eating, drinking and so on. Some practical listings also included.
A colourful and well-written introduction to the island, its history, customs and sights. Excellent photography throughout, with pages at the back dedictated to listings and other practical information.
A glossy, bulky volume that covers a good deal of ground, from the Gironde to Arles and from Biarritz to the Cevennes and beyond. With abundant colour photographs and well-composed chapters on local life, it will give a strong flavour of the region, although it is perhaps lacking somewhat in practical terms.
Certain to fill one with pre-trip inspiration, this weighty volume offers plenty to read on local culture and history and is crammed with colour photographs. Once there the sightseeing guidelines are useful enough, but in other practical areas it is perhaps lacking.
Although not as comprehensive as either the Lonely Planet or the Rough Guide, the Insight is perfect for fully displaying the beauty of Tasmania through its numerous colour photographs. Also has a very good section on the history of the island.
With plenty of colour photographs and readable introductory chapters, Insight guides are ideal for pre-trip inspiration and offer enough sightseeing advice to make them worthy of a place in your backpack.
A colourful and readable pocket guide mostly comprising suggested itineraries for Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Also includes some good introductory chapters and a small section devoted to practicalities, as well as a reasonable pull-out map.
Never intended as a practical companion, the slightly aged nature of this guide does not detract from its lush and inspiring charm, filled as it is with colour photographs and readable introductions to the country.