GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
By Wendy Yanagihara and Jennifer Denniston. Lonely Planet. $19.99.
All four titles in Lonely Planet's National Park series are now in their second edition and feature the best of each of the parks, including recommendations on planning your trip, sample itineraries and activities and background on the environment and history.
They also include specific descriptions of the sights and accommodations, and health and safety and clothing and equipment considerations.
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Other titles in the series include “Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks,” “Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks” and “Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks.” June Sawyers, Chicago Tribune
1,001 SMART TRAVEL TIPS
Even the most seasoned traveler can still learn a thing or two. That's the premise behind this informative guide.
The book is divided into 14 chapters. It covers everything from planning and booking to dining out to discussing the actual destinations themselves (from Africa to the South Pacific).
Here you will get recommendations on how to save money on airfares, hotels and rental cars, but you also will get the lowdown on the best cell phones to use abroad as well as choosing the right laptop for travel.
The suggestions are specific (riding the rails, then renting a car can be economical and relaxing). There also are plenty of sidebars, such as pieces on travel medical kits or the best pet-friendly hotels in the United States. June Sawyers, Chicago Tribune