General Travel Guides

Travel Guides for Specific Trips (in progress. Excuse the mess. Still getting organized)

China (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Beijing):


  • The Rough Guide Japan (5th Edition, February 2011) – this guidebook gave us plenty of practical information to get to and learn about the sights we were seeing
  • Eyewitness Travel Japan (2007) – not so useful when you need practical information, but it does have plenty of photographs to get your wanderlust going and also interesting maps and details on the sights.


Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence):

Portugal (Lisbon):

South of France: