A Rough Guide To The World
My first thought on seeing this latest Rough Guides publication was that it was proof positive the brand is so diluted that the Rough Guides imprint and logo means nothing at all, where once it had clearly meant a line of destination travel guides with an attitude.
But having spent several happy hours perusing the 1,000 listings of "ultimate travel experiences" I can hardly pan the 600+ page full color trade paperback, which seems very sturdily put together and weighs more than a coffee table book. It definitely gives the impression it would still be in okay shape after going through all 1,000 of the recommended must-sees and must-dos which range from ultra-luxurious to accessible and free to extreme adventure sport types only.
You’d have to have Lots of money and endless vacation time to ever be able to do all 1,000 of these things. For most of us, this is a kind of neat round the world brochure for some of the more amazing things this planet has to offer. A Rough Guide To The World (Recommended.)