Where in the World? Guidebooks

Travel guidebooks for June include:

Syndetics book cover100 countries, 5000 ideas : where to go – when to go – what to see – what to do / [prepared by the Book Division, National Geographic Society] ; foreword by Rudy Maxa.
“100 Countries, 5000 Ideas highlights 100 must visit countries from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. This travel planner features more than 200 color images as well as detailed maps. The guide also contains specific charts and sections, disseminating important travel information such as climate, language, currency, and required travel documents”–Provided by publisher. (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverTips on tipping : a global guide to gratuity etiquette / Carole French & Reg Butler.
“What do you tip the bellboy in Botswana? Should you give a gratuity on top of the service charge in a Parisian restaurant? Is it good practice to pay a Casablanca snake charmer if you wish to take his photo? Everyone who travels, whether for business or pleasure, has suffered the embarrassment caused by not knowing when or how much to tip. Now Bradt’s Tipping offers the answers in a convenient, pocket-sized guide covering more than 150 countries…. Carole French is a BBC-trained journalist, former newspaper business editor, a respected travel and real-estate journalist and the author of several guidebooks. The late Reg Butler enjoyed a long and varied career in journalism.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverBack roads : Australia / contributors, Jarrod Bates … [et al.].
The DK Eyewitness Back Roads Australia driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming Australian towns, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverThe rough guide to India / written and researched by David Abram … [et al.] ; with additional contributions from Edward Aves.
“A country of breathtakingly diverse landscape, history and culture, India offers unique experiences from peaceful, 1000-year-old temples to chaotic, twenty-first-century cities. The Rough Guide to India gets to the very heart of this fascinating place”–Back cover. (Syndetics)

Syndetics book coverAll aboard : the complete North American train travel guide / Jim Loomis.
“All Aboard – here completely revised and updated – is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. Written for both veterans and novices of rail travel, it will make any trip run smoothly and enjoyably with its insightful tips and information about how railroads operate. Author and expert rail traveler Jim Loomis offers not only well-tested itineraries based on his intricate knowledge of North American routes and the best times to ride them, but he also provides invaluable advice on the nitty-gritty: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, knowing which onboard staff members to tip and how much, packing for an overnight trip, and even maneuvering in those cramped sleeping-car bathrooms. Book jacket.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverBali & Lombok / [written and researched by Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Iain Stewart].
New edition of the best-selling guide to Bali and Lombok on the market. Extended up-front planning information with recommendations by region, month and interest. ‘What’s new’ section for return visitors, plus expanded coverage of the Gili Islands and other emerging hot spots. (Syndetics)