Thank you, Lonely Planet for guiding us through Central America!
My little family made the voyage from Panama City to Seattle in our Rainbow Van. It was an incredible journey, one that I would do again and encourage others to consider, BUT…
…DO NOT attempt to backpack or road-trip through Central America without buying, borrowing, or stealing this book : )
The Lonely Planet books are so reader and user friendly, easy to navigate, and full of useful information!
I read the whole thing- cover to cover- it made our trip a fuller experience to learn the history, faqs, cultural highlights, and important things to see and do as we made our way through each country.
The Lonely Planet books are geared towards the budget traveler. You will saving time and money by heading the advice of those who have done the research for you!
Even though we had our van for camping and sleeping, it directed us to good places to camp, and also where we might find wifi, showers, etc.. When we did use the guide for dining and accommodations we found the reviews to be spot on.
The Lonely Planet Central America book is full of valuable and often critical information, like border crossings, what to expect at those crossings and in different towns, places to avoid, and even best places to eat!
When we got to Mexico and the end of book, it was like losing our personal guide and friend : ) We had another book to use but it wasn’t nearly as helpful or interesting.
That’s my piece. Buy the book- Lonely Planet Central America.
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