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Best travel book series by far!
on January 18, 2013
I'm one of those people who obsessively research for trips and usually buy multiple different types of guidebooks just to make sure I get all the information and I don't miss anything. The last time I traveled to Europe (month long trip), I purchased Fodors, Lonely Planet and Rick Steves' guides for the few places I'd been to. I will say without a doubt, that the Rick Steves was by far the most comprehensive, user friendly and most useful by far. Every restaurant I tried from his recommended list was amazing and I really enjoyed all the tips he had about avoiding lines, how to purchase metro passes and other logistics in the most money and time-saving manner possible, along with historical details or fun facts.
This Paris guide is no different. Again he has great comprehensive information about a variety of areas, covering multiple interests and budgets. His guidebooks tend to be more informative rather than just a seeming telephone book of hotels and restaurants with phone numbers and times (though he does have a good list of those for each area). He has a lot of self-guided walks through Paris as well, which I found to be really helpful the last time I was there (and way cheaper than taking an expensive tour!). Overall, I'm very pleased with the quality and detail of his books and am very much looking forward to my next trip to Paris this winter!