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By Sarah Marston found at the Sun October 29, 2006
AND BUTT HEAD TRAVEL LOG
MTV Travel Guides // Perhaps most appropriate for the MTV generation,
this guidebook series premieres this fall with its first three editions: MTV
Europe, MTV Ireland and MTV Italy. The cable channel joined forces with
Frommer's, the popular travel guide company that employed the 2003 cast of MTV's
The Real World Paris, to create progressive, student-authored guides.
The guides offer information on such unique experiences as kite surfing in Italy, castle accommodations in Ireland, a 700-beer pub in Belgium and whale-watching in Iceland. The guides also give practical yet unique information, like how to talk to locals, where to get complimentary bar food and where to find the best university towns. The books include detailed city maps and easy-to-scan information. (Frommer's; $21.99)
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Travelistic wants to be the YouTube of travel video. Founder Nicholas Butterworth, who was the former head of MTVi, said he sees Travelistic as a hybrid of user-generated and licensed material to offer “multiple points of view.” Butterworth also has plans to launch other niche user video sites in the near future.
10Best Travel Guides // 10Best.com, an online travel guide that covers cities both in the United States and abroad, launches its guidebook series this month. The books supplement the Web site with foldout maps, special codes for online exclusives and quick, straightforward travel advice. Although the first five guidebooks only cover American cities, international guides will follow, complete with each city's top 10 restaurants, sights, night life spots and shopping venues. The tech-savvy company also features 10Best Mobile, which provides last-minute travel information, including weather reports and driving directions, via cell phones and PDAs. Go to 10Best.com for more information. (Synergy Books; $9.95)
Wallpaper* City Guides // Arts publisher Phaidon and ultra-hip
international magazine Wallpaper* translate stream of consciousness design into
an easy on the eyes travel guide focused on cities. While not aimed specifically
at younger travelers, the colorful, photo-driven books released last month are
sure to appeal. "That's the beauty of these guides: they work for the
business traveler or the student studying abroad," says a spokeswoman for
Phaidon. The pocket-sized guides feature section tabs for hotels, shopping,
sports and more, including a description of urban life and an "architour"
of the city's most iconic buildings. The 24-Hour section offers up a timely
schedule for seeing the best of the city in just one day. Perfect for the
student on the go. (Phaidon; $8.95)
Lonely Planet's Europe on a Shoestring // Travel guide giant Lonely
Planet targets young jet-setters with this budget-friendly book. Besides
offering cheap places to sleep and eat, the guide lists popular bars and clubs,
suggests itineraries and advises which purchases are worth a splurge. The book
also reveals quirky activities like cheese-rolling in Britain, wife-carrying in
Finland, tomato fights in Spain and bizarre European festivals. (Lonely Planet;
How to Travel Practically Anywhere, by Susan Stellin // This guide
contains information for travel in the United States and abroad, but the book's
youthful edge lies in its numerous Internet resources. The guide has a
remarkable collection of Web sites in more than 30 categories, including
airlines, currency conversion, discounts, international travel, language
programs, medical information, tourist offices, travel advisories, tour
operators and much more. This book is great for those who love going online for
up-to-the-minute information and changes. (Houghton Mifflin; $15.95)
Bakpak Travelers Guides' Europe Hostels & Travel Guide 2006 //
Perfect for backpacking across Europe, this guide gives the lowdown on train
travel, Eurail passes, hostels, discount airlines, buses, backpacker
hop-on/hop-off tours, and cheap and free activities. The guide also has
essential information on popular European countries and cities, including
Internet cafe locations, calling codes, basic phrases in the local language,
famous sights and, of course, local night life. (Bakpak Travelers Guide; $9.95)
Time Out Shortlist Guides // Students will love the handy size and the fact that the guides keep the focus on entertainment and night life. The series includes Rome, Paris, Barcelona, London and Prague. Guides to Venice and Tokyo will be available next year. The books feature a calendar of events, as well as maps and photographs. (Time Out; $11.95)
Study Abroad, Travel & Vacation in College, by Stephanie M. Oxford // Although not officially a travel guide, this book is full of good information for students debating various study abroad programs. The guide offers advice on creating trip goals, budgeting money, finding scholarships and financial aid, making the most of the trip and dealing with reverse culture-shock upon returning to the States. This book is especially helpful for students who don't have a study abroad office at their university. (Where In The World Publishing; $9.95)
Copyright © 2006, The Baltimore Sun
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