Take The Fear Out Of Traveling With This Guide | Gear Review

Guidebooks are great at helping you discover the sights, restaurants, hotels, and activities when you travel to a big city. But, they usually gloss over the practicalities with a few short pages of info.

But, dealing with these practicalities can make or break a vacation, and knowing the best way to handle them can save the traveler hundreds of dollars and many hours of wasted time.

Finally, there is a new electronic guidebook series devoted exclusively to these practical details—“The Indispensable Companion to Your Guidebook” series.

These books cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Which are the best museum and transit passes to buy, and how do you get them?
  • How do you get the best exchange rates to buy the local currency?
  • What are the options for connecting via phone and Internet?
  • How should you prepare your electronics in advance?
  • What are the best ways to go from the city to the airport?
  • What apps should I get for my phone/tablet?
  • How to prepare your home for your absence?

You get more than just factual lists. You’ll get recommendations, insider tips, warnings, comparisons, and detailed diagrams, along with specific suggestions on the timing of your trip preparations. You also get dozens of photos of the city, not available in any other guidebook.

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The first book in the series was published 9/14 and covers Paris. It’s called “Planning for Paris – The Indispensable Companion to Your Guidebook.” It’s available on Amazon, Apple’s iBook store, Barnes and NobleSmashwords, and others. The second guide in the series “Planning for London” is due out this summer.

“Planning for Paris” has a number of features and information, including: 1) A letter for your kids to carry just in case they get lost 2) the most common scams to look out for, and how to deal with them, and 3) Truly useful words and phrases with phonetic pronunciation.

So, take the fear and drudgery out of your travels and save yourself money and time with an Indispensable Companion to Your Guidebook!