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Its video gallery is a YouTube-like collection travel of videos uploaded by the Let’s Go team as well as users—an interesting way to preview a destination. Let’s Go has neither a mobile site nor mobile apps available. Frommers published one of the first travel guides (the 1957 Europe on $5 a Day).
Yahoo Travel is the most fully-featured travel vertical offered by the three major search engines. In addition to numerous research guides and booking tools, you can also create a profile, creating maps of places you’ve been or want to go, organizing your travel photo albums, plans and ratings and reviews. Surprisingly, for a company that does so much with mobile, the Yahoo Travel website doesn’t automatically detect mobile devices, yet Yahoo Travel does have a mobile version available at m.travel.yahoo.com.
I first travelled in Europe without a guidebook whatsoever, just a collection of Michelin maps. I still think their maps are the best, and their green guides are often overlooked by people covering guidebooks. Moving into 2008, Footprint have now printed 80 travel guides to hundreds of destinations; introduced city guides to London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Rio de Janeiro; and even a Surfing Europe . If you’re travelling on a shoestring, then LP is probably the one for you. My favourite guides to China, India and Asia, but many people use them for Europe too.
Today Rough Guides is a Penguin imprint covering more than 200 destinations around the globe and subjects as diverse as climate change and pregnancy. Rough Guides does not have a mobile site, but does have versions of its guides for the iPad reader available in the iTunes app store, and also offers 21 free phrasebook audio files for any PC, Mac or MP3 player. Around for nearly as long as Frommers, Let’s Go publishes budget travel guides, written entirely by students for students . Let’s Go guides focus on off the beaten path locales that other guides tend to overlook.
Concierge.com doesn’t have a mobile site but does have a “postcard” app that may appeal to some . Billing itself as “the world’s largest network of free travel guides,” Arrivalguides.com is unique in that it’s entirely web-based, and all of its guides are available as free, high-quality PDF downloads. Arrivalguides.com doesn’t have a mobile version, but does offer free downloads of its most popular guides in the iTunes app store.
The Wikipedia of travel, Wikitravel is an open source worldwide travel guide with more than 23,000 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Wikitravel’s site automatically detects access from mobile devices and reformats itself for mobile viewing. There are two Recommended reading. Download a lower version of Yahoo Messenger from this popular software portal. apps that use Wikitravel data available in the iTunes app store. Trip Advisor was one of the first sites to combine search for travel products with guides and user reviews. Like the Let’s Go series, Rough Guides started as a student project conceived as a series that aimed to combine a journalistic approach to description with a practical approach to travellers’ needs.
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Frommer’s now publishes over 300 guidebooks as well as the Frommers.com web site. Founder Arthur Frommer still actively blogs on the site, offering unique perspectives on the travel industry sharpened by decades of observation. Frommers doesn’t have a mobile version of its website, but has published a number of iPhone apps. Guides to more than 200 destinations from publisher Conde Nast, including content from the Conde Nast Traveller magazine. Exploring for destinations by interests and ideas turns up some offbeat travel suggestions that you might not find with other guides.