For centuries, writers and artists have walkied in the Alps finding the solace that their hectic work in the cities denied. Why not try a walk in the Alps and why not be prepared for the great wonders that the breathtaking landscape offers? Here are some books that will introduce the traveler into that magical experience:

  • Walking Easy in the Swiss & Austrian Alps by Chet Lipton and Carolee Lipton
  • Foot-Loose in the Swiss Alps by William Reifsnyder
  • 100 Hikes in the Alps by Vicky Spring and Harvey Edwards
  • Walking in the Alps by Kev Reynolds.
  • The Alps Adventure Guide by Krista Dana.
  • Trekking and Climbing in the Western Alps by Hilary Sharp.
  • The Swiss Alps by Edmond van Hoorick, Jean-Christian Spahni, and Erwin Heimann

Travel Pictorial - Country or Natural Wonder

Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).

Travel Guide(s) - Country, Region or City

Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s)  you like the best.

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide(s)
  • Insight / Discovery Channel Travel Guide(s)
  • Lonely Planet Guide(s)
  • AA Explorer, AA Key or AA Spiral Guide(s)
  • Note: You will find about thirteen ( 13+ ) other publishing companies  travel guides in bookstores.  

Travel Books - Children or Junior

Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.

Travel DVD or Video Viewing

  • These are a few ideas for finding Travel DVD's in your local area.
  • Local Video Rental Store
  • Local Library - Travel Video or DVD
  • Any large music store will have a range of travel DVD's or  Video's on sale.
  • Travel Video Store has an excellent internet site.
  • BBC Video series website section
  • Pilot Travel Guide series 
  • National  Geographic Travel DVD or Video Series
  • Escorted Tour Companies  DVD or Video's  e.g. Rick Steves' 
  • National Tourist Bureaus MAY have a introduction Video or DVD on offer  or Photo Gallery on their Internet site