These are my very favorite guide books - informative, impeccably curated, and beautifully designed. It's like having a completely in-the-know friend at your side. If you're going to India, or just want to day-dream about a future trip, you can't do better... -Heidi
Love Goa: current edition (2nd)
In Goa, diverse influences converge along an epic coastline; traces of Greece, Portugal, and Brazil linger. This discerning, carefully curated guide tells of everything from refined eateries to locally loved cafes tucked among the rice paddies, from bird watching to barracuda diving, and from beach side snack shacks to refined villas.
Fiona Caulfield, creator of the Love guides, moved to India in 2004. She embarked on a project to navigate through the bustle into the kind of experience she wanted: one with room for full-strength authenticity, quality, style, and the quirks and idiosyncrasies that imbue a place with its unique sensibility. The treasures she has unearthed through years of investigating tips from locals are collected here, in entries that read like notes from a friend and include anecdotes about her personal experiences.
Love Travel Guides are completely handmade in India - printed on delicately textured, handmade paper, and fitted with hand-loomed khadi cotton covers.
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