Giveaway: Win a 4-pack of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (contest ended)

June 3, 2014
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

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.

Sample page from Eyewitness Travel Italy

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.

  • Reply
    Brittany Ruth
    June 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Well I’ve been to all of those place but I still feel like I haven’t cracked the surface of Paris. I’d love more tips.

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    Don S
    June 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Despite having lived in the US for a few years I have not yet made it to NY, but it is definitely on the “to do” list, so maybe a guide book would help me get there a bit quicker.

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    Emilie Harting
    June 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve been to all four places, and would like to visit all again, but first on my list would be Italy. I’d visit the hill towns I’d missed in Tuscany,go 30 miles miles outside Rome to Ostia Antica, the 2,000 year old harbor city of ancient Rome, return to Lake Como, Siena, and hike from town to town on the Cinque Terre. Back in Rome I’d do any of the walking tours I hadn’t taken, and repeat a walk through the central Rome at night when lights shine on the fountains.

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    June 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I would love to visit Italy. We were hoping to go this year for our 25th anniversary, but some medical issues meant that we will have to put the trip off for a bit. I already have the DK books for Paris and London (and love them!) so the Italy book would be wonderful to help us plan.

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    Denise S
    June 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

    I would choose London because the people speak English and there are things there I’d love to see.

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    Elisa Dias
    June 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I’m taking my 12-year-old to London In October, and we just went to Paris recently and live close to NY, so the books would be perfect to make plans and also get more information about what we’ve seen! The Italy one would start the engines running for a future visit to Italy! They look gorgeous!

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    June 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    I would pick London because it has so much history and beauty.

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    Danielle Porter
    June 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I would love to visit Italy to see all of the great architecture and history!

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    Leah B
    June 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    With a newborn baby at home, I’m just dreaming of any trip at all! But I’d love to revisit Italy, especially cinque terre. >sigh<

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    June 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    London, because it would be cool to experience my family history!

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    June 6, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Paris for the food

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    carol flaherty
    June 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    DK offers me the best!

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    June 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Paris was my first international trip and so I feel like it’s my first love! There is so much to explore!

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    Kay Lynn
    June 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

    We are planning to visit Italy for vacation next year.

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    Karen Deva
    June 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I really want to take my kids to London next summer. It’s time for some international travel!

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    June 10, 2014 at 2:47 am

    I’d love to visit Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I also wouldn’t mind seeing the Trevi Fountain. 🙂

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    Debbie LaRoy
    June 10, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I’ve been to all four places and I love them all for different reasons! I would choose Italy, there is so much to see and we were barely able to scratch the surface.

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    Charlotte Macpherson
    June 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve been twice to Paris, once to Rome and have an upcoming second trip to London. I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been to New York City! I would love to see where my grandparents came into this country for the first time; I would absolutely love to see a few Broadway shows; see Central Park and all of the absolutely gorgeous architecture in New York City! And also, of course, the Statue of Liberty! I would also include a visit to the new 9/11 Museum to pay tribute.

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    Nicole C.
    June 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I would love to go to London because I am slightly obsessed with England and their history.

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    Yin N.
    June 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I am planning to take my mom to Italy late summer, this would be perfect.

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    Susan Bennett
    June 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Love travelling next place is Italy

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    Jennifer Essad
    June 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    London – our daughter is engaged to a man from England whom she met while at University. She’ll be moving there soon, I’ve not visited yet. This map would be so very helpful for our travels

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    Heather S
    June 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I’d love to visit Italy next, it’s been on my list for years!

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    Erin G
    June 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I would love to visit Paris. I have always grown up travelling more than the average teenager, but just in the U.S. I have always been fascinated studying art history and Paris is full of it! It’s my dream to visit Paris and cross that off my bucket list!

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    Stephanie Galbraith
    June 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I would love to visit Paris, as it is the city of love. 🙂

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    June 24, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I would love to visit Paris because I studied French for a number of years and would love to go perfume shopping.

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    Wendy Wallach
    June 25, 2014 at 12:47 am

    i would love to go to Italy because that is all my daughter has talked about since she was a little girl

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    susan smoaks
    June 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    the next place i want to visit is NYC. I have lived in the USA for nearly 35 years and i haven’t ever been to NYC!

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    Lorena Keech
    June 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I’d like to visit Italy. I love the food, the music and the art of Italy, so it would be a fabulous visit.

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    Brittney House
    June 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I would love to visit new York because I would love to go shopping in the city.

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