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Eyewitness Travel Top 10 US and British Virgin Islands by Lynda Lohr Books in Review
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Eyewitness Travel Top 10 US and British Virgin Islands
by Lynda Lohr
Dorling Kindersley
ISBN 978-0-75666-185-4
Published August 2008 - Softcover - 128 pages - $14.00

Just the feel of Dorling Kindersley's Eyewitness guides in your hands is a pleasure.  But there's more!  Open them up and you're treated to a whole new and colorful world.  I'd never seen a Top 10 guide before and was absolutely delighted to discover what you got.  Not only the obligatory maps in the inside covers, but also a pull-out map and guide — a fantastic idea, all for just $14.00!  Now, this book covers the Caribbean islands belonging to the US and Britain — St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas to the former, and Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and the Outer Islands to the latter.  The pull-out map is more than a map; it offers beautiful photos, important telephone numbers, as well as romantic restaurants, lunch spots, people-watching haunts, souvenir places, rainy day activities, sightseeing landmarks, lunch spots while shopping, and beaches for kids, all color-coded for each particular island.  Very clever indeed, not to mention useful.  I'm positively aching to visit some of the Caribbean islands, and any of these sound infinitely tempting and beckoning.  The book offers the top 10 best things to see and do in many parts of these two groups of islands, for example: Highlights of the Virgin Islands offers Historical St. Croix; Coral World; St. Thomas; Sailing in the British Virgin Islands, or BVI Natural Parks and Scenic Spots.  For all the beautiful photos, there are snippets of history and tips and contacts along the way which makes for more than a visual guide, which in itself is perfectly fine by me.  So, if you're looking for beaches to visit, things for kids to do, scenic views, art galleries, moments in history, and wildlife, you'll also discover valuable information on how to get around the islands, arriving there, general information (passports, visas, etiquette, language, hurricane season), safety tips, budget tips, and accommodations.
Exquisitely illustrated throughout.
Conclusion - An absolutely brilliantly thought out book — typical of what to expect from this great publisher of travel guides (among other genres).  As a travel photographer, I think I'd love the islands!

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