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  • May 8, 2009
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Inspired by travel, even if it's armchair right at the moment..... This is standard fair for Lonely Planet Guidebooks. It's pretty thorough, though lacks many intimate details. It's impossible to "live like a local" when you're not a local-- that's one of those promises made by travel guides that are unlikely to achieve. Some aspects such as maps & descriptions are vague and not as detailed as preferred. The day trip ideas are great and there are lost of fun insights. As will all travel guides, it's impossible to know how well appointed they are until you actually use them, unfortunately, I've not had the chance to use it in person, on sight-- but plan to. Another note, by the time a book like this is published, things change. Be ware of address, phone, etc. changes made by business that a writer or publisher has no control over.

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review by . October 15, 2009
This book is really designed for planning road trips, there are many other guide books that go into greater detail of art/history/culture of a place, some tell you what to visit giving you maps of main attractions and ticket prices, and yet others go into the specifics of where to stay, what to eat, and have lists upon lists of hotels, inns and restaurants.     This book touches on those details but it is mainly a book for planning your trip at home around some themes like best …
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50 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 iconsmake finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest

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

Explore the regionwith trips ranging from two to 10 days, and day trips from New York City, Washington DC and Philadelphia

Local expertsshare their favorite trip ideas, including a sports journalist's baseball tour, a photographer's art tour and a music-inspired tour from a New York musician

Iconic Tripschapter covers must-do trips across the region, from Beach-Hopping the Mid-Atlantic to Upscale Appalachian Trail

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Family-friendlyandpet-friendlylistings throughout

Green Indexlists the region's most environmentally friendly options

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Since 1984 Lonely Planet USA has published over 100 guides to America, working with over 200 American travel writers. For this Trips series our authors drove more than 100,000 miles, visited 230 diners, stopped at 810 roadside attractions and rediscovered the country they love. Visit Lonely Planet online
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ISBN-10: 1741797314
ISBN-13: 978-1741797312
Author: Jeff Campbell
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Lonely Planet
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