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Lonely Planet Travel Guides
Lonely Planet Travel Guides
By Lonely Planet
4.64 / 5 based on 399 Reviews
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56 reviews

Are these still useful now that everyone has internet on their phones?

ali l.
ali l.
Gainesville, FL
1 year, 3 months ago
Yes but when traveling around a city, if you have this out it marks you as a tourist and you'd be targeted for pickpockets. So I would plan ahead and take a picture to look at on your phone. This is coming from someone who lived abroad and visited cities and also took an class through the navy on these things
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
1 year, 4 months ago
Yes, because in a foreign country you cant always depend on the internet
Lauren L.
Lauren L.
PORT MOODY, BC
1 year, 5 months ago
I still use the actual book; it's nice to see maps and be able to write notes in it.
Dona C.
Dona C.
1 year, 8 months ago
Definitely useful still! A lot of people don't get international phone plans when they travel so it is still nice to have a paper pocket guide handy.
Afton H.
Afton H.
1 year, 8 months ago
They're definitely useful and more convenient, but if you're trying to save money, I bet you could spend time doing some online research and find much of the same information.
Teri K.
Teri K.
1 year, 9 months ago
Honestly phones tend to have the most up to date data but they can be nice for advanced planing.
Sara F.
Sara F.
1 year, 10 months ago
Yes, absolutely. If your battery on your phone or laptop dies, or if power goes out, more frequent than you'd think, these books are life savers. The writing is superb and the photos are beautiful. My teen daughters love these books and I know I can always trust the content. Updates are frequent.
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
2 years, 2 months ago
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It's great to have a hard copy because overseas I've found that my phone is not as reliable, and is often very expensive to use!
Stacey B.
Stacey B.
San Mateo, CA
2 years, 2 months ago
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I think they're a great resource for planning ahead, especially when paired with Internet research. It's nice to have something to guide your research, otherwise you won't know what to Google :)
Alexis  C.
Alexis C.
Swiss Cottage, London
2 years, 4 months ago
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Globetrotter Expert Level 3
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