Lonely Planet’s Travel Book is now available in its third gorgeous edition. For those of you not familiar with the Travel Book-phenomenon, the book dedicates a double-page spread to every country in the world (yes, including the world’s newest country South Sudan). For each country, as in Albania (below), you’ll see a map, description, ‘vital statistics’ (like size and population), then hints on best time to visit, what to see, what music conjures the place up, and so on. Plus, beautiful images of each place and/or people.
In other words, The Travel Book gives you an illustrated introduction to the world, all in one splendid coffee-table book. An excellent gift choice for birthdays and other Grand Occasions.
The Travel Book – Lonely Planet – HB – $80