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Pros and Cons of my Rick Steves' guidebook experiences

Before my first European backpacking tour in 2013, I spent hours pouring over various guidebooks in the Barnes & Noble travel section. Having read The Lonely Planet and Frommers guides before, I wanted an easier-to-read format packed with tips and important information. 497 more words


Guidebooks to Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey was a Cistercian foundation from Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. It was placed in State Guardianship in 1919.

The first guidebook was prepared by… 124 more words

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The Golden Rule of travel guidebooks

Since my first European backpacking tour in 2013, I’ve used my trusty Rick Steves’ guidebooks to collect and organise information for my trips. Preparing with a guidebook is like reading the hard copy of a book before going to the movie-version in the cinema; it gives you your first, imaginative taste of what the true experience will be like. 453 more words


Inchmahome Priory: Chapter House

Inchmahome Priory stands on an island in the Lake of Menteith. The chapter house lies in the east range of the cloister: the dorter would have been above. 48 more words

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Wise Pilgrim App soon to go to print

The much-liked Wise Pilgrim series created by Michael Matynka is now going to print, nearly 5 years after the first mobile application for the Camino was published. 194 more words

Camino De Santiago

Cross-selling of heritage - 80 years on. #heritageguides

Various features of the 1937 edition of the Official Guide to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Abbey & Environs¬†have been covered already in recent posts… 186 more words

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Guidebooks for Skara Brae

I have noted before the official guidebook for Skara Brae on Orkney. The original edition by V. Gordon Childe dated to 1933, and the guide was revised in 1983 (D.V. 85 more words