After comparing the different types of travel book publications, I prefer the DK Eyewitness travel books. I love everything from the composition of the book, to its layout, to its content. This in particular is slim and light, perfect to carry in my purse when I get to my destination. It includes a fullsized map too. The book highlights all the must see in the first few pages, then elaborates on them in sections.. Each section includes a map that pinpoints the landmarks, and must-sees, and the best feature I think is the suggestion panel they have for each "barrio"/ neighborhood and what you can do and see in a day. Great for those short trips in big cities! And as far as the feel of the book, I love the smooth, semi glossy cover that is durable that will withstand all the flipping through, bending of the book, etc.. I love the glossy pages, the font, the colors, and just the overall feel. Really great quality. Iam the type of traveler that researches my destination so by the time I am there, I have a pretty good depth of basic knowledge of what to do or what to skip. These books helps me accomplish that.