Treasures and Pleasures of…Best of the Best Series: The Impact Guides


Discover the unique treasures and pleasures of traveling and shopping in some of the world’s most exciting places!

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“You learn more about a place you are visiting when Impact is pointing the way.”
Washington Post

“Books in the series help travelers recognize quality and gain insight into local customs.”

“An excellent, exhaustive, and fascinating look at shopping.”
Travel and Leisure

“…Many of us like to shop. So why do most travel guides ignore the subject? Frustrated themselves, [the Krannichs] stepped into the breach. In their Impact Guides series of travel books [they] teach you where the best shopping is, what items to look for and how to judge their quality. They also teach shopping strategies, give bargaining tips and tell you how best to ship your treasures home.”

“Recently I returned from a wedding in India and we lived by your book….I wanted to let you know that we are using your book for Thailand for our honeymoon….I am looking forward to treasures and pleasures part II! Thanks for this fun book.”
–M.Y., via email communication

#2519  Discover the unique treasures and pleasures of traveling and shopping in some of the world’s most exciting places! Exploring major regions, countries, and cities of the world, the authoritative Impact Guides introduce you to the intriguing worlds of artisans, craftspeople, shopkeepers.

More than any other travel guides, these unique “how-to” books take you on a wonderful adventure to discover quality products, outstanding buys, and talented, interesting, and friendly people. Combining shopping with great restaurants, hotels, and sightseeing, these guides reveal the ultimate in lifestyle shopping. Jam-packed with travel tips, bargaining strategies, and recommended shops, hotels, and restaurants, these guides represent some of today’s most exciting travel writing.

Best of all, with an Impact Guide you become much more than just another tourist or traveler – you support quality arts, crafts, and design as well as promote local talent, encourage entrepreneurism, and contribute to the development of local economies.

For discerning travelers who want to go beyond standard descriptive guidebooks. Order as a kit or individually. 1996-2008. SPECIAL: $199.95 for set of 15 guides.

The Treasures and Pleasures … Best of the Best

  • Australia ($17.95)
    It’s a long way to go but the rewards are well worth the journey. Australia surprises many visitors who are unprepared for the numerous treasures and pleasures this country offers.
  • Bermuda ($16.95)
    Examines the best of Bermuda with special attention to shopping, accommodations, and restaurants in Hamilton, St. George, and the Royal Naval Dockyard.
  • Caribbean ($16.95)
    The Caribbean is much more than beaches and resorts. It’s also a wonderful shopping destination, and you’ll learn how to shop for treasures here.
  • Egypt ($16.95)
    It’s as old as it gets and has as splendid a history and folklore as you’ll find anywhere in the world. For most visitors, Egypt is all about encountering the storybook symbols of ancient history found along the Nile River.
  • Hong Kong ($16.95)
    There’s nothing like Hong Kong anywhere in the world. This is the new Asia – densely populated, hard working, colorful, aggressive, energetic, and incredibly modern.
  • India ($16.95)
    Bustling, colorful, intoxicating, and addictive, India is the ultimate in-your-face shopping and travel adventure.
  • Indonesia ($14.95)
    Two seasoned travelers to Indonesia uncover outstanding treasures and pleasures in the world’s largest archipelago.
  • Italy ($14.95)
    Examines the many travel pleasures and shopping treasures found in Milan, Florence, Rome, and Venice.
  • Mexico ($19.95)
    Examines the many travel pleasures and shopping treasures found in Mexico City, Taxco, Acapulco, Ixtapa, Manzanillo, and other cities in Mexico.
  • Paris and the French Riviera ($14.95)
    Reveals the many secrets of exploring several of France’s most popular destinations – Paris, Cannes, Nice, and Monaco.
  • Rio and Sao Paulo ($13.95)
    Here’s the first travel-shopping guide on Brazil. Two seasoned travel-shoppers take you into many shopping centers, boutiques, and weekend markets of Rio and Sao Paulo.
  • Singapore and Bali ($16.95)
    Surprising Singapore and seductive Bali are two of the world’s most exciting travel and shopping destinations, where paradise is both lost and found.
  • Singapore and Malaysia ($14.95)
    Reveals the secrets to making Singapore and Malaysia two of your most rewarding travel and shopping adventures.
  • Thailand and Myanmar ($21.95)
    Have you ever been seduced by a place? Welcome to Thailand and Myanmar, two very special destinations for travelers who enjoy exploring the unique and exotic.
  • Turkey ($16.95)
    Explores the wealth of travel-shopping adventures in Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara, and other cities in Turkey.
  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, & Yemen ($19.95)
    Readers can explore traditional markets or huge modern shopping malls with this unique book on the many treasures and pleasures of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah in the UAE and Muscat and Nizwa in Oman.



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