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

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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 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 have upgraded their guides for many of their most popular destinations like Italy, Ireland, London, Paris, and New York City. The series has 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.

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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 2014 Paris book. 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.

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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 accompanies the practical information. The updated version also has newer restaurants that have popped 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, 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, 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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