Travel guides can be boring. (I think I can say that because I edited them for several years.) But they can also be amazingly informative, insightful, and inspiring. For me, at least half the fun of a trip is planning it–researching a new place and brainstorming what to do there. I love to read stories about a destination’s history and culture. Now, thanks to Lonely Planet, your kids can get involved in this part of a vacation, too.
The Not-For-Parents Travel Book, which kicks off Lonely Planet’s new series in October, includes facts about 200 countries and features beautiful illustrations. If you’re heading to a specific city, check out the upcoming destination guides: Not-For-Parents New York City, Not-For-Parents Rome, Not-For-Parents London, and Not-For-Parents Paris. But even if you don’t have plans to travel, these books would be great holiday gifts for curious kids who want to know more about the world. You can read more about the series in this review from Publishers Weekly.