Lonely Planet started more than 30 years ago as a husband-and-wife team. Now this iconic travel guide company employs some 200 authors who scour every continent to get the inside scoop on what you need to know when you hit the road. Read up and feel like a local with a set that includes books on Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Galápagos Islands.
“Columbia,” by Kevin Raub. 6th edition. Paperback. 352 pages. “Venezuela,” by Kevin Raub. 6th edition. Paperback. 312 pages. “Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands,” by Regis St. Louis. 9th edition. Paperback. 416 pages.