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Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).
Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City
Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s) you like the best.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide(s)
Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
Lonely Planet Guide(s)
AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
Note: You will find about thirteen ( 13+ ) other publishing companies travel guides in bookstores.
Travel Books - Children or Junior
Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.
Travel DVD or Video Viewing
These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.
Local Video Rental Store
Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or Video's on sale.
Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
BBC Video series website section
Pilot Travel Guide series
National Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
Escorted Tour Companies DVD or Video's e.g. Rick Steves'
National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer or Photo Gallery on their Internet site.