With more than 30 years of experience scouring the best this South American country has to offer, the authors of Venezuela Alive
bring a wealth of knowledge to this exploration of a place Arthur Frommer
calls the next travel must. In addition to detailed descriptions of accommodations, restaurants, stores, sightseeing spots, and nightlife, the book offers useful tips in the margins of its pages, such as "If you are serious about an art purchase, try this shop" and "Aside from the building's historic significance, it also has an art gallery and offers fantastic views of the mountains." The walking tours of key sites are especially useful. The only thing this book seems to lack is an index.