Globetrotter's "The Best of Series" provides an attractive, handy pocket guide to popular destinations. The book features well-presented, to-the-point sections on the highlights of the city, places of interest, activities, accommodation, where to eat out, entertainment and excursions. It features travel tips, a general index and also a separate index for the places of interest. Each entry is cross referenced with the fold-out maps. The Highlights chapter features an introduction to each of the 20 featured highlights, information on location, contact details, opening hours, entry fees and tour details. The Sightseeing chapter features historic buildings, galleries and museums, parks and gardens, with contact details, opening hours, and entry fees for each featured site. The Activities chapter features sports, activities, suggested routes for walking tours and organized tours, while the Shopping chapter covers shops and markets. Accommodation includes listings by area and price category. Eating out covers the cuisine of the region, as well as listings of suggested venues by area and price.
Entertainment includes nightlife, music, theatre, festivals, casinos, pubs and clubs, and spectator sports. Excursions include transport options, distance, contact details and highlights. A Travel Tips section handles everything from transport and money to personal safety and etiquette.
Travel writer, photographer and editor Melissa Shales is the author of over 20 travel books and has also written articles for and edited a range of magazines. She is also the author of Globetrotter Guide to Barbados and co-author of Globetrotter Guide to Naples and Sorrento. She has won three best guidebook awards.