We give new meaning to “off the beaten path”!
Our guides are the first and only travel publications that include a comprehensive set of GPS coordinates for all of its listings. In just minutes, these coordinates can be downloaded and installed on your smartphone or Garmin or TomTom GPS device, enabling you to drive easily and quickly to hundreds of unique, hidden destinations. Following our easy and straightforward directions (included in the book), you can download the coordinate files in the comfort of your home, before you leave on your trip.
Once you arrive, all you need to do is power up your GPS device and select your destination—and away you go! Through the miracle of modern technology you will avoid the frustrations that all too often accompany driving in a different country. Your savings in hassle, time and fuel will pay for one or more of our guides many times over.
These travel guides are the culmination of countless days of hands-on research on location. Although our early excursions were exhilarating, they too often led to frustration as we seemingly drove in circles trying to find our way through winding roads. Road signs seemed to point in every direction (all roads do lead to Rome) and the roads did not have clear highway designations. When planning a trip, it sometimes took hours just to find a small village on a map; trying to find it while in a moving car was nearly impossible.
The good news is that technological advances using GPS technology have allowed for the creation of guidebooks that allow you to zip around like a local. Our books not only give you honest and reliable reviews of the best things to do, places to see and, of course, food and wine to enjoy, but also get you from one destination to the next without getting lost.
Our travel guides are based on our own experiences. We have traveled many times to each of the recommended locations and have spent considerable time in many of the recommended hotels, restaurants and shops. We visited these sites as anonymous travelers just like everyone else. The proprietors did not know that we were writing a guide or that we were anything other than curious travelers out to have a good time. The recommendations are thus the result of independent research without the receipt of any consideration, favors or special treatment of any kind.
Our eBooks contain a wealth of information not found in any other books and feature the application of state-of-the-art technology. We were only able to do so with the invaluable assistance of a team of exemplary professionals located in Minneapolis, Chicago, Napa, Jacksonville (Oregon) and Cork, Ireland. Our comprehensive guides let you experience the wonders of travel without getting lost.
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