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Entries from September 30th, 2010

Dear Editors of India Travel Guides:

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on Dear Editors of India Travel Guides: · Destinations, Experience






Dear Editors of India Travel Guides:

The color photography included in your books is spectacular, colorful and inspiring. I can’t wait to visit some of the places I have seen in your pictures.

Regretfully, I cannot visit one of the “places” that you frequently highlight through luscious pictures without extremely high risk of serious illness. This is why I am writing to you.






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Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: ITA Software’s Flight Search

September 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: ITA Software’s Flight Search · Travel Website






Developers of the search tools used on major travel powerhouses, have had a had flight search tool available to the public for years.











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A Brief Review of India Travel Guides

September 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Brief Review of India Travel Guides · Destinations, Know Before You Go






I shared with you my process of selecting travel guides here. Having just gone through this, I thought I’d share a brief review of the guides I browsed before making my purchase decisions. The three big areas of differentiation between publishers and series seem to be: background & context, destination information, and logistics. Largely in the order I pulled them off the shelf, all of these are guides for India.











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Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Tacky Tourist Photos

September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Tuesday Travel Website of the Week: Tacky Tourist Photos · Travel Website






Tuesday Travel Site of the Week: Each week, Meg highlights a travel related website and describes why she thinks you should check it out.











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Know Before You Go: Travel Guides

September 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Know Before You Go: Travel Guides · Know Before You Go






How do I choose what guide I will buy when there are so many different ones? I’m not loyal to any single series or publisher. I look for the right guide for the destination and type of trip I am taking.











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