Useful Guides

Narrowing down the extensive travel choices

These days the abundance of advice on choosing anything you need can be quite overwhelming and make you feel even more confused, frustrated and want to just say to hang with it!

We know too that there are many guides to help choose guides and so on that is why we at Hope 4 Recovery have chosen a few helpful guides for our readers.

5 Top guides to help you make informed travel and car rental choices

Here are 5 guides we recommend:

#1 Lonely Planet Ireland Best Trips

By Lonely Planet
If you are planning a road trip to Ireland this is one of the best guides around.  The Lonely Planet series is edited by two top world travellers.This guide includes 34 breathtaking road trips through Ireland and comes with detailed directions on route maps that are easy to read and follow in full-color for each of these destinations.  It covers helplines for breakdowns, various roadside stops and hidden gems to see or stay at along the way.

#2 Scotland The Best 100 Places

By Peter Irvine
This book covers some of Scotland’s best places to eat, sleep and discover.  It includes in-depth guides, beautiful photographs and reviews of some surprising places in Scotland.  There is a selection of great walks, tours and drives from this experienced author who is a top authority on Scotland and showcases some top photographers.

#3 Bikers Britain

By Simon Weir
This book is written by a motorbike enthusiast and writer from RIDE Magazine as he takes you on journeys from glorious golden coastlines to the fresh mountain passes throughout the UK.These rides have been tried and tested by the author himself and are written from personal experience.

#4 The Official DVS Guide to Driving

By Driving Standards Agency (Great Britain)
This guide is essential for any driver in Britain whether you are a beginner or experienced driver or driving instructor. This guide holds lists of essential driving instructions, codes, skills, rules, etc. to keep you safe on the road.  There are new editions that come out every few years or as new and updated rules and regulations are set.

#5 Know Your Road Signs (AA Driving Test)

By AA Publishing
This guide will test your knowledge of the road signs, that as a driver, you pass nearly every day to see just how well you understand them.

The guide is divided into the various categories of road signs and is easy to follow comprehensive guide covering the signs meaning, the actions they caution or require the driver to take and where you are most likely to find them.  A must for new and experienced drivers alike.


Always check any company’s credentials before putting down a deposit there are always sites with reviews on the places, hotels and car rental services.  It is also advisable to check with the local authorities for any vaccination requirements a person may require if travelling abroad.