Amazon.com Review From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money. If England, Scotland, and Wales are on your itinerary, here's your complete guide to famous sights and intriguing, out-of-the-way places that are hard to find on your own. Lonely Planet's Britain provides 160 maps--including 12 color maps of London; useful notes on British history, literature, theater, film and music; accommodation and eating options for every budget; details on public transport, long-distance walks, cycling, and driving; and information on how to trace your ancestors. The book includes a Welsh language section and a guide to architecture, including a glossary of terms. Also included is information on travel to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.