This series of travel guides from Footprint is synonymous With discovery and adventure. The flagship title, the legendary South American Handbook, also known as "the traveler's bible, " is the longest-running guidebook in the English language and a bestseller for 78 years. The series has an extraordinary heritage of quality and has always been the choice of travelers in the know. Aimed at all ages and all budgets, Footprint guides are written for intelligent and imaginative individuals looking for inspiration and new horizons. Sixty titles in the series cover over 120 destinations worldwide.
-- "A Foot in the Door" summarizes the highlights of a trip, the characteristics of a country, and what to expect on a journey
-- "Essentials" is a comprehensive survival inventory. explaining what to do for a snakebite or what someone's hand gestures may suggest
-- "The Travel Zone" explains a locale in terms of its history and background and includes full listings and directories of services
-- Footprint authors -- some of the most knowledgeable writers in the field -- provide local context for travel, stressing a sensitivity to regional issues
-- Footprint's fully indexed maps in both color and black and white are designed by an in-house cartographic team.
-- Thoroughly revised with up-to-date listings on where to stay and where to find the best locally produced goods
-- Offers details on local cuisine and the best places to sample it
-- Provides outstanding background on Vietnam's modern history
-- Includes invaluable pointers on learning the language