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J’adore – DK Eyewitness Travel Guides

This is a photo from chez Misadventures of one of my walls with bookshelves.


Do you see all the books that are circled here? They are all DK Eyewitness Travel Guides! There are a few more sprinkled here and there throughout the shelves.

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There are many types and brands of guidebooks, but one of our favorites in the Misadventures household is DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. The publishers have an excellent team of researchers and editors that ensure the books stay accurate and updated with great content. They are a trusted source for me and many, many travelers.

For more than two decades, travelers like myself, have carried these guides in their backpacks, camera bags, and under their arms. The team at DK has upgraded their guides for many of their most popular destinations like Italy, Ireland, London, Paris, and New York City. The series has been re-launched with updated itineraries (for trips anywhere from 2-14 days), new content, and fantastic photography.

Check out this gorgeous photo of Opéra in Paris.

Photographs and text reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House from [Paris book]. ©2014 by DK. All rights reserved.

Updated content includes:

>  New itineraries based on lengths of stay, regional destinations, or themes
>  City guides with tailor-made day-trip and weekend itineraries
>  Country guide itineraries ranging from two to fourteen days
>  Brand-new hotel and restaurant listings
>  Choice listings with special recommendations for dining and accommodations
>  Simplified price and cuisine categories, with photography throughout
> And more!

I was thrilled when DK sent me a copy of the new Paris books. I had an older version that I let someone borrow, but I never got it back, so now I have the latest and greatest and it is awesome! Also, my earlier version was in French (they print in many languages) so it is nice to have an English version as well.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides Paris
Photographs and text reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House from [Paris book]. ©2014 by DK. All rights reserved.

I have always loved the street-by-street illustrations and historical facts that accompany the practical information. The updated version also has newer restaurants that have popped up since my last book as well. I also like the other topical maps, like all the bridges and train stations, or like this one of churches in a particular area.

Photographs and text reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House from [Paris book]. ©2014 by DK. All rights reserved.
Photographs and text reproduced by permission of DK, a division of Penguin Random House from [Paris book]. ©2014 by DK. All rights reserved.

I know some of you say you aren't travelers, so you are wondering why you would need a guidebook. If you love to read and are interested in iconic cities here in the U.S. and all over the world, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides make great reads! You'll love the history, the photos, and the descriptions, there is so much to learn.

DK is known around the world as a bestselling and award-winning publisher that constantly delivers guidebooks that inform, entertain, and educate travelers around the world with beautifully designed content. I have seen many people speaking many languages with this book in their hand while walking the streets in Paris, Rome, and London. There is a reason for that!

What about you? Are you a fan of the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide? Where have you used one?

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  1. I would visit Italy. I have heard many great things about Italy and I want to see Florence, Rome and many of the smaller towns. I love what I know as “Italian” food, but would love to try “real” Italian food as well.

  2. I am already going to Paris at the end of November but I desperately want to go to New York. It is on my “must list of places to visit”. Hopefully, in 2015. Thanks for your contest.

  3. I would love a book on London! I am planning to study abroad in England next year and would LOVE a book on London that could give me the scoop on where to go and what to do since I will be most likely traveling on my own! Cute blog, hope to win! 🙂

  4. This is tough choice between Paris and London. I would go with London absolutely love everything about it. I have even considered moving there. I can’t wait to go back again. You have such a cute blog!

  5. Thanks for the write-up on J’Adore DK eyewitness guides. Seems like they might be very useful on travel just about anywhere

  6. So difficult to choose! I guess I would pick New York because I’ve never been, but really, Paris is where I would love to go back to again and again. I’ve been there once and I spend all my time wishing I was back there!

  7. I have always wanted to go to London because I want to go on a double-decker bus tour of this great city!

  8. I wish I could choose them all, but I would have to say NYC. I have friends who live on Long Island that I haven’t seen since they moved there 8 years ago and e-mail and phone calls are great, but not enough. Especially when there are so many things to see and do and great places to eat in NYC.

  9. I would go to paris because its such a romantic and beautiful city and the food would be so Fancy, I’d be in heaven not to mention the monuments 🙂

  10. Italy! I went many years ago with a friend and would love to take my family back now that I’m older and would appreciate all the beauty even more.

  11. If I could choose between the 4 places, I’d choose London. I’ve been there once and loved it. I’d like to see the sights I missed the first trip.

  12. I would pick Paris it is so romantic and I have always wanted to go with my husband. Thanks for the chance

  13. Oh my gosh that is such a hard choice! I have been to NYC and it is MAGICAL! BUT, I think for my next adventure I would choose Paris because of the rich culture!

  14. We would choose London(England)!!!We want to go and stand in Picadilly Square & Buckingham Castle & West-
    minister Abbey!

  15. I would choose NYC because I have never been and it would be awesome to see the Statue of Liberty Thanks for the chance!

  16. I think I would have to pick Paris. I would love to raid the drug stores and stock up on La Roche and other fabulous French skincare lines.

  17. I would choose Paris because I have wanted to go since I was a little girl and heard my grandmother talk about it. Now that I’m an adult I would also really appreciate the romance of the city.

  18. I would choose Paris. I love the history and romance of the city. I am also a foodie, and would love to eat my way through the city.