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What starts in Vegas, ends in Vegas

  • May 31, 2009
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The comments I make here are repeated from my review of the companion volume, California Trips, because they apply equally to both. In fact, I suggest you read reviews of all volumes in the series (6 in all) to decide if this is the sort of guidebook you want.

It's important to be aware of what this guide is. It is not a tourists' guide to the area and this should not be your primary or only guidebook. It is a collection of trips, many of them themed, for people with plenty of time for such things.

Most of the suggested trips are linear but, of course, most actual trips are circular - I tend to leave home and return home, oddly enough. Or I fly somewhere and rent a car for a trip starting and ending at the airport. A guide that has circular trips - which one could join and leave where convenient - is what I need. As it happens, the first trip in this book - The Four Corners Cruise - is the very trip I am currently planning, and they have made this one circular, starting and ending in Las Vegas, which is the easiest nearby place for me to get to. So I am much happier with this guide than with the California one, and I will certainly use it in planning my trip.

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58 of the Region's Best Trips!

Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, a visitor looking to explore or you simply need some ideas when family and friends come to visit, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest

Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions

Explore the region with trips ranging from two days to three weeks, and day trips from Phoenix, Albequerque and Santa Fe

Local experts share their favorite trip ideas, including a former director's tour of film locations, a geologist's rock-hunting expedition and an astronomer's stargazing tour

Iconic Trips chapter covers must-do trips across the region, from Motoring the Mother Road: Route 66 to A Green Chile Adventure

Tune in on the road with our regional music playlists

Family-friendly and pet-friendly listings throughout

Green index lists the region's most environmentally friendly options

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ISBN-10: 1741797292
ISBN-13: 978-1741797299
Author: Becca Blond
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Lonely Planet
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