Lonely Planet condensed guides.
Catriona chats about the new LP guides.
Lonely Planet has just introduced the perfect pocket guide to the world's favourite cities and most popular regions.
We go through exactly the same thing at Getaway when we are going somewhere except maybe for the cat and we have become huge fans of Lonely Planet guides.
Maureen and Tony Wheeler started the Lonely Planet guides in 1972 and still work hard at keeping the traveller updated on pretty well every country in the world.
As people now seem to be taking several short breaks rather than one long holiday, Lonely Planet has just introduced the perfect pocket guide to the world's favourite cities and most popular regions.
The first six titles are now available for the cities of Sydney, London, New York and Paris, as well as regional guides to California and Crete in Greece.
They contain all the information you would expect on galleries, pubs, entertainment, accommodation, restaurants, things to interest children, national parks, shopping, best sights, walking tours and beaches as well as a very handy fold-out map.