Got a nephew graduating from college? Got a friend with itchy feet who’s hard to buy for? Give them The World.
The World is yet another in a series of ambitious mega compilation travel book projects from Lonely Planet – but this one is not just for the coffee table. Flip through and you’ll get a quick sense of what it would be like to visit Uganda, Uruguay and the non-”U” countries too, complete with photos and facts to back up their opinions.
The best kid’s version of a global travel guide is the Lonely Planet Kids Travel Book. This image-driven volume has 200+ pages for both you and the kids to absorb as you flip around and around the globe. Each page is devoted to photos and unique facts about the people, culture, buildings, sights, food and nature of one country. Mini travelers will eat it up.
The thinking kid’s version of these books is Where on Earth? The pages are filled with data- and fact-driven infographics and maps, with more in-depth and a less tourism-oriented content suitable for older children and tweens. The partner When on Earth? volume delves further into historical matters and will challenge even the most savvy young traveler.
And if you’re as big a fan of Atlas Obscura as I am, you’ll need to add this fun and fascinating compilation to your travel library: Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. It’s on my Christmas list!
by Maryann Jones Thompson, December 2016
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