CNN Go’s Max Kim selects some of his favorite places from my guide book.
Yes, it’s heavy (“the books clocks in at 752 pages and looks and weighs more like a brick”), and apparently doesn’t make for the most exciting read (“we would have loved some quirky/crazy personal stories featuring these destinations as settings”), but:
[T]he 1,000-plus photographs are amazing, and the book is certainly crammed with historical and practical information.
The costs and times of transportation are particularly useful, as are the accommodation recommendations per region.
And hey, I even took some of those 1,000 photos myself!