Lonely Planet Guide Soul Devourer

Lonely Planet Soul Devourer
Lonely Planet Soul Devourer

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  1. Doug says:

    We aren’t quite as adventurous as you. (One of the side effects of getting older).
    But I have rarely relied on travel books and not at all anymore. We just go somewhere then ask locals what should we see or do. We do use TripAdvisor for some advance planning. It was kind of helpful getting us to the Giza pyramids. But things happened along the way that TripAdvisor didn’t prepare us for so we had to wing it. And it worked out well.

  2. Katrina says:

    Oh whatever did we do before Lonely Planet?! I have a similar relationship with Trip Advisor – I usually find the top rated places are actually pretty crap. I also always feel wary about using a guide as it makes it obvious that you’re a tourist and people may try to take advantage.

  3. Rosemary says:

    Great article and I completely agree. We cannot have our travels shaped by Lonely Planet. For that exact reason. I just published a foodie travel guide that goes beyond the dishes recommended by Lonely Planet. The first guide is called Authentic Food Quest Argentina, which is available on Amazon http://amzn.to/2aajlsT The goal is to create more to broaden perspectives about food on travel. Well said!

  4. One day I hope to have the opportunity to explore the world. I’ve never heard of the Lonely Planet Guide, but it definitely sounds like a must have for any serious traveler. We often forget that printed guides are more beneficial that the good ol’ internet!

  5. Traveling is definitely something that I’d like to do more of! Just as soon as it’s convenient I’ll be grabbing books and the internet for where to go and what to do!

  6. I fondly remember the days when I traveled Europe, with my fanny belt, backpack, and Lonely Planet guide in hand!! As much as I miss those days, traveling is SO much easier and safer now. I much prefer getting to know the locals as opposed to shoving my face in a book!

  7. Mimi Green says:

    There is no way I would travel and only rely on the internet. That is a recipe for disaster for sure. I think investing in a travel guide is exactly what I would do.

  8. Jaynie says:

    I see you have a love-hate relationship with Lonely Planet! Ha-ha I think you made some good points, although I have relied on the internet for my travels and not guide books, I have often realized after returning home that I missed out on some interesting things. Something to think about in the future.

    • harrishog1 says:

      Thanks for writing Jaynie. I would say it is more hate than love, but it seems to be a necessity of life on the road for my style of drifting through. Good for you for not even using a book! Do not worry about those things you have missed. You have probably already seen much more by missing! 🙂

  9. Hridya says:

    I like to ask around and in the process indulge in a dialogue with the local. My husband likes to talk but won’t ask for directions or suggestions, he relies on the Internet. I like my way and several times only that helped. Am happy.

  10. Divya says:

    You know I agree with you and this is something I’ve talked about too. On my trip to Colombia, I felt it was a good decision to invest in a travel guide (I had used Moon Guides though). And it proved to be very useful.
    But I soon realized I was following a trail left by so many people behind me – didn’t feel like an explorer. And you always want to feel like something of an explorer in new and exotic lands!

    • harrishog1 says:

      That is it Divya! The guides tell you how to follow a trail. Well said!

      But, they are necessary for fundamentals. Just as long as a person uses their own brain!
      Thanks for reading Divya!

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