Visitors to the “Travel Guide” section of Barnes and Noble are faced with an overwhelming task: choosing the perfect travel book. Colorful and information-dense, each travel guide appears to offer something the others don’t—whether it’s a section of “insider tips,” additional transportation maps, or discounts on popular attractions. However, choosing a guide is important when traveling, especially if you are traveling outside of the country; without abundance WiFi and international cell phone data, travelers find themselves utilizing analog sources of information. 5 Things to Consider Getting the guide that works for you is as important as the purchase itself. Below, we have listed a few essential facts to consider when making your decision. Size—Though this seems like a strange factor to consider, it is the best way to eliminate large swaths of options. Are you planning to keep a backpack with you? How big of a bag are you bringing? Would you prefer the guide to sit in your pocket for the duration of the trip? Thinking about how you want to store the book will help make this important decision. Language aid—Though English is a widely-spoken language, you will likely encounter a few awkward language barriers….