Leave a comment below to win a 4-pack of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides for Italy, London, New York City and Paris (valued at $100).
The venerable travel guide publisher, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, has just updated, revised, and fully redesigned their 2014 guides for four iconic destinations: Italy, London, New York City and Paris.
You may already have plans to visit one or more of these destinations over the summer. Even if you aren’t planning a trip, these inspiring guides will make for great armchair reading. You’ll fall in love with their attractive, easy-to-read layouts accompanied by beautiful photography and illustrations.
The emphasis is on the practical: The update includes themed itineraries to help you plan your trip as well as improved neighborhood walking maps that include restaurant locations, by area. The hotel and restaurant lists (plotted on maps) have been curated by professional travel writers, many of whom live in the places they write about.
I was provided with one guidebook for review and chose the 2014 Italy Guide. Headed to Venice, for example? This 3-D views of the Gothic Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari church or the street-by-street diagram of Piazza San Marco point out the essentials a tourist shouldn’t miss and offer some historical and cultural background to ground your visit.
Photographs and text reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House from Italy book. ©2014 by DK. All rights reserved.
Having visited the Palazzo Ducale several years ago, I loved the pages of the guide that allowed me the unique perspective of being able to peer in through the top.
Even if you’ve been there, done that, you’ll also enjoy browsing the guides to recollect memories of past visits. Don’t be surprised if you discover some things you’ve missed!
The books are available for purchase from DK, a division of Penguin Random House.
The publisher (DK) has agreed to mail a set of the new 4-pack of DK Eyewitness Guides to one lucky reader of More Time to Travel.
For a chance to win, leave a brief comment below telling which destination you might like to visit next and why: Italy, London, New York City or Paris?
The contest ends at midnight EST on June 25, 2014. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced here. (Sorry, this offer is limited to U.S. mailing addresses only.)
Disclosure: We were provided with a sample of the Italy Guide for review but any opinions expressed in this post are our own.