And while at the subject of Lonely Planet guides: they are children’s books.
Travel is about the unknown and the unexpected, travel is about discovering. But those ‘travel’guides tell you where to go, what to see there, how to get there. You know exactly what awaits you.
Those using those books are tracing the footprints of others: a boy scout’s game. Travel-wise they, well, haven’t grown up. Those having outgrown those guides go their own independent way.