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Last Update: November 13th, 2005

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There are now scores of ground-level independent travel guides available to help you in finding your feet as you set off for new horizons. The best known travel books for budget travellers include those edited by Lonely Planet and Rough Guides. But there are also tens of excellent lesser-known stand-alone volumes which sometimes get passed over such as the Trans-Siberian Handbook by Bryn Thomas or Frewin Poffley's annually updated Greek Island Hopping. The extensive but easily navigable Travel Bookshop at attitude Travel is designed to be a quick-reference showing what guides are available, how up-to-date they are and how much they cost - either new or second hand.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Founded by Tony and Maureen Wheeler in the 1970s, Lonely Planet is now not only the most expansive series of independent travel guides in the world, but also a publisher of travelogues, maps, calendars, photography, PDA software and many other travel and environment related media. The publishing group's coverage of world geography is still unequalled - Lonely Planet covers regions such as the Antarctic as yet unexplored by other travel guides - though the perennially most popular guides remain Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, Western Europe and South America on a Shoestring.

At attitude Travel the Lonely Planet Guidebooks we have taken with us on various travel assignments over the last eight years include Japan and Eastern Europe as well as Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan and Belgium & Luxembourg.

Most recently, in Summer 2005, we have relied on both Iceland and Denmark. [ Read more... ? ]

Lonely Planet
Scandinavia

February 2005

Lonely Planet
Europe

February 2005

Rough Guides Travel

Mark Ellingham graduated from Bristol University in 1981 and set off to travel around Greece. Disappointed by the guidebooks he found, he returned to the UK and set out to write a new sort of guidebook with a group of friends which would combine insightful journalism with practical travel advice. In a matter of months, the Rough Guides were beginning to find their own niche on the travel guide bookshelf - a little more metropolitan and a marginally less intrepid than Lonely Planet and written for travellers with a slightly higher budget than those clinging to the American student staple, Let's Go. Today, Rough Guides continue to provide excellent in-depth travel journalism mixed with practical info up to the standard of industry benchmark Lonely Planet.

On various attitude Travel assignments we have relied on Rough Guides to Greece and Bulgaria as well as on the Rough Guide to Sardinia and on the praiseworthy single volume Rough Guide to Europe. [ Read more... ? ]

Rough Guide
to Europe

November 2004

Rough Guide
to Spain

November 2004

Rough Guide
to Croatia

August 2003

Footprint Travel Guides

Smaller and less well known than some of the other guidebook series for backpackers and budget travellers, Footprint nevertheless produces a high quality library of travel guides for independent travellers planning off-the-beaten-track expeditions in countries around the world.

A much more modest operation than the Melbourne, London and New York based Lonely Planet, the Footprint publishing house, located in the city of Bath in the south-west of the UK, still manages to keep to a publishing schedule roughly equivalent to that of its larger competitor. [ Read more... ? ]

Footprint
Britain

March 2004

Footprint
Ireland

May 2005

Footprint
Croatia

June 2004

Footprint
Turkey

March 2000

Let's Go Travel Guides

Founded by Tony and Maureen Wheeler in the 1970s, Lonely Planet is now not only the most expansive series of independent travel guides in the world, but also a publisher of travelogues, maps, calendars, photography, PDA software and many other travel and environment related media. The publishing group's coverage of world geography is still unequalled - Lonely Planet covers regions such as the Antarctic as yet unexplored by other travel guides - though the perennially best-selling guides remain Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, Western Europe and South America on a Shoestring.

At attitude Travel the Lonely Planet Guidebooks we have taken with us on various travel assignments over the last eight years include Japan and Eastern Europe as well as Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan and Belgium & Luxembourg. [ Read more... ? ]

Let's Go
Europe

December 2004

Let's Go
Western Europe

December 2004

Let's Go
Eastern Europe

December 2004

Let's Go
Germany

December 2004

Let's Go
Greece

December 2004

Let's Go
Italy

December 2004

Europe by Rail

Founded by Tony and Maureen Wheeler in the 1970s, Lonely Planet is now not only the most expansive series of independent travel guides in the world, but also a publisher of travelogues, maps, calendars, photography, PDA software and many other travel and environment related media. The publishing group's coverage of world geography is still unequalled - Lonely Planet covers regions such as the Antarctic as yet unexplored by other travel guides - though the perennially best-selling guides remain Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, Western Europe and South America on a Shoestring.

At attitude Travel the Lonely Planet Guidebooks we have taken with us on various travel assignments over the last eight years include Japan and Eastern Europe as well as Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan and Belgium & Luxembourg. [ Read more... ? ]

Europe
by Train

January 2005

European
Rail Timetable

September 2005

Europe
by Rail

November 2004

Europe
by Rail

April 2004

Europe
by Eurail

December 2004

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