20 DK Travel Guidebooks & 2 Big Photo Prints Giveaway

When visiting a new city there is nothing better than discovering a local secret hotspot. We at Global Yodel almost always travel with guidebooks in tow. They are a great resource but often feel a bit textbook-like, lacking that sensory inspiration.

We love the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides because they get it. The guides boast beautiful photography, maps, and custom illustrations, almost like coffee table travel photo books. The in-depth cultural and historical information ensures you know the stories behind the sights. They do a great job of providing just the right amount of background information on history, culture, architecture and art.

In honor of their newly revised, updated, and redesigned guides for 2014, we have teamed up with our friends at DK Eyewitness Travel Guides to bring you a VERY exciting giveaway.

We are offering two lucky winners 10 brand new DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (The Netherlands, New England, Southwest USA, California, Jerusalem, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Barcelona and China) and one 18×24” print from the Global Yodel Shop! ($800 total estimated retail value of combined prizes).

What a sweet prize! Wish we could win…

Alright, who wants one of these two guidebook/print jackpots? To win, head over to the Global Yodel x DK collaborative ‘Discover More’ Yodels pages and find your favorite local tip/insight about one of the featured cities around the world. Then come back to this giveaway page and leave a comment below with that favorite tip. After you comment, click ‘I commented’ in the widget below. If you want there are also a few ways to get additional entries in the widget below.

Bonus points if you tweet about this giveaway, just be sure to tag @GlobalYodel and @DK_Travel so we know.

This giveaway is open to residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and possessions, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United Kingdom, age 18 or older or who have reached the age of majority in the state, province or country of their residence at the time of entry. (Sorry to the rest of you, but we would still love to hear your favorite local tips below). Entries will close on December 14th 2014 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Winners will be selected at random on or about December 15th, 2014. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by lawSee official rules here

 

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Comments
  • StefanoBlanca

    Standing at the bar from the Rome guide, I learnt the hard way when I lived in Italy, and it really makes all the difference, not just because it’s cheaper but because the locals will be friendlier.

  • Tiffany Wakefield

    It’s nice to be able to take your lunch break at the Museum of American Art when it is across the street from your office! < quote from Washington, D.C.

  • anne

    Al Moro is a great place to eat and enjoy true Roman fare.

  • http://www.rachael-hyde.com Rachael Hyde

    From the Paris blog: Travel the beautiful city with bike!! Why be stuck in a car when you can breath the air of the city you traveled to be?

    • Jesse

      CONGRATS RACHEL! You have been randomly selected as the winners of this giveaway. Please respond to us within 7 days with a mailing address to claim your prize. You have an email waiting for you in your inbox.

      • http://www.rachael-hyde.com Rachael Hyde

        Thank you! I did not get an email, though. I hope you sent it to rachaelhyde@live.com . Very excited!

  • Heather A

    From the Paris guide, using it is like being a tourist in your own home town.

  • Julie B.

    Rome : Rub elbows with the locals and save your money by standing at the bar instead of opting for table service.

  • Elizabeth Fanshier

    awesome giveaway

  • Susanne Troop

    Love to travel!

  • punkec

    Love the photos from NYC guide, walking in the city can bring you so many surprises, different neighborhoods and landscapes, all in one place. Though, summer in the subway can be brutal due to heat and humidity!

  • Sheena L Fullmore

    Washington DC

  • John Agwazim

    Thanks.

  • Anna H.

    I love how descriptive Juan was in his Paris trip.

  • Ilya Y.

    London: Some great places/things to do are: Regents Canal and the London Zoo, Hampstead Heath in the spring and summer (we like to throw a blanket out on the grass and have drinks and snacks), and on Bank Holidays they hold a carnival on the Heath. Geffrye Museum, South Bank, Somerset House and ice skating there during the winter months, Notting Hill market on Sundays, and Columbia Road farmers market!

  • kenneth ostrer

    Travelling is one of my passions

  • kenneth ostrer

    I wanna go to hawaii more than anywhere else. Well, you know, except some planet in another galaxy but that’ll prolly never happen. Ah, dreams

  • gyl

    hellll i love pragueeeeeeee

  • Marlene V

    I like this tip for NYC

    “Most of Manhattan is laid out as a grid, making it easy to navigate. A good way to orientate yourself, especially when you are surfacing from the subway station is to use NYC landmarks as beacons. The Freedom Tower is due south in Lower Manhattan. The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are centered in Midtown. Knowing where these landmarks fall in the lay of the land can help you re-calibrate and guide you in the right direction.”

  • John Corr

    Will certainly use Discover More for upcoming trip to Boston, New York and Washington there is no substitute for local knowledge

  • saturnjumper

    My favorite local tip was for Rome: Rub elbows with the locals and save your money by standing at the bar instead of opting for table service. Good advice.

  • truckerofbc

    Borough Market and Millenium Bridge from the London Tips for visitors sounds like great choices.

  • Sandi Tymchuk

    I like the London tips–including a surprising diversity of foods.

  • katrina

    I would love to experience travel through DK eyewitness travel books.

  • Jac

    I love that DK books are still around.

  • Shelley

    I’d love to win this prize, I’m planning to do a lot of travel in the next few years and need valuable information resources like this to help me on my way!

  • James Brann

    Love to win it!

  • Benjamin

    Rome- Rub elbows with the locals and save your money by standing at the bar instead of opting for table service.

  • jayla1987

    De 9 Straatjes is a nice area of small streets with shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. The Netherlands

  • Arnoud Thoma

    Great collection of travel guides.

  • Stacy

    I love how Dublin was described as “A dapperly dressed but grizzled old man with wrinkles like the grand canyon standing in a pub doorway sucking on a John Player cigarette at 11am.” Having spent a week in Dublin, that sounds about right.

  • Veronica Evans

    I am looking foreword to the chance to travel with my hubby….. 🙂

  • godhuli

    i am waiting for a trip wid frnds

  • Andieharrie

    Prague is the place to be Prague is the place for me

  • Sophie White

    As a travel agent I can never have enough travel books – love to explore new places and read great tips!

  • Zorica Ćavar

    Great giveaway. I love Prague and Vienna. Fingers crossed:)

  • Kebar8

    Awesome! Always good to know what restaurants are best 🙂

  • CYBELLE OLIVEIRA

    I’d love to win! I love travel books!

  • Jesse Kemp

    I love travel guides where to eat, also. places off the beaten path

  • Aunt Nanny

    I was crushing on a couple of these at the strand last week!!!

  • Sarah Clingo

    In New England you can take a short ferry ride from Long Wharf to many of the little islands in the Boston Harbor. Each island has its own personality, activities, and landmarks. There’s a super cool old fort on one island, campsites on another, and you can even run a 5k race on Spectacle Island in the spring.

    • Jesse

      Nice choice Sarah. Thanks for the comment!

      • Sarah Clingo

        Thanks, it sounds really quaint! I’ll have to check it out online

  • Laura

    In Istanbul, find a way onto the rooftop of the Grand Bazaar and watch the sunset from there.

    • Jesse

      would be nice

  • Kristine Sorenson

    I love to travel, these would be great to win!

  • Esther H.

    I loved Kitty’s photos from Amsterdam especially what she had said about her favorite part. “It’s a small country and from where I live I can
    easily visit beaches, woods, lakes, and other cities. Going everywhere
    in Amsterdam by bike gives me a sense of freedom.” I think what caught my attention was that last line because that’s what home should feel like. Easy mode of transportation in a location right at your feet. Well photographed!

    • Jesse

      love her’s as well – thanks Esther

  • MSto

    I hope to go to all these cities someday!

    • Jesse

      me too

  • Kathy Moon

    I would never have thought to get lunch at the Boston Public Library – I’ll have to check it out next time I’m there!

    • Jesse

      can we come?

  • http://y-i-can.tumblr.com/ ♫n.i.a♀

    You should see my husband’s collection at home, he’s crazy over DK Travel books. They are the most comprehensive and has seen us through many cities, ensuring us the top 10 best places to see and check out so we have a fulfilling time where ever we go! Thank you DK Travel Books 🙂 Hope to add on to the collection!

    • Jesse

      wow – so cool

  • Patty Blackwell

    I appreciated the China site tip to not compare their culture to America or Europe. It cannot be compared, and may lead to frustration. This may be said of many countries. Part of traveling is learning about other cultures and respecting them. Do not assume that it’s just American culture with a foreign flavor. Immerse yourself and enjoy.

    • Jesse

      Good points and something to always remember when traveling. Thats actually one of the beauties of traveling.

  • Hecate Doe

    On my way soon to Ireland, so loved the tip about hitting the side streets in Dublin to get a feel for how things used to be!

    • Jesse

      love those Dublin side streets

  • Carrie Wolfgang

    I love the current photos and maps so I can more easily find my way about!

  • Eddy Gin

    I love DK Travel Books. I travel everywhere with these books and have had the most amazing time. It’s like a 24/7 tour guide. Will go to Europe in the fall and I will have DK as my travel partner.

  • Toks

    The gorgeous photos that 1) Remind me to take my own 2) Help me find my way as I’m more visual when it comes to directions

  • 48Judyd

    These are such beautiful books,and very helpful to boot..love to win,thanks..TOP of the line

  • m patterson

    Lorcan Finnegan’s perfect day activities sounded wonderful! I will have to try some of these on my next visit to Dublin.

    • Jesse

      Isn’t Dublin lovely!?

  • Erin B

    Rock Creek Park in Washington DC. Next time I visit I’ll have to head outside the city to the planetarium! I have friends in DC and I’m not sure even they know about it.

    • Jesse

      need to check that place out

  • Laura

    The Fenton House in London is lovely

    • Jesse

      agreed

  • Brita

    I fancy having lunch in the central courtyard at the Boston Public Library (New England), with great food and the best ‘secret garden’ in town!

    • Jesse

      can we come?

  • Serena Powell

    I like the ”

    Best place to eat?

    Enjoy true Roman fare with the locals at Al Moro, splurge on a night out at Pipero al Rex or try the burrata (to die for) at Roscioli.”

    • Jesse

      sounds good eh?

  • http://casualtraveler.com Casual Travelers

    Cara’s comment on the New England book “I actually had a lot of trouble reading through the guidebook at home because every page made me want to get up and run out the door to the next adventure!” makes me want to get this book for myself, especially because I really like DK Travel Books. I would never have known where to go in Madrid, were it not for the DK Travel Book and its laminated map.

  • 48Judyd

    these are such a beauty ,love to have and dream

  • crystal s

    The tip was to read the book because you might miss something you would otherwise overlook, and miss out on something great!

  • http://casualtraveler.com Casual Travelers

    I wish the Krakow, Poland guidebook was part of the giveaway 🙁 I love DK Guidebooks, not only because they’re so colorful, but because they also give you a nice history of the region

  • http://davidstours.com.au davidn

    Travel the world and discover something interesting in every place!

  • Huyen Tran

    Some great places/things to do are: Regents Canal and the London Zoo, Hampstead Heath in the spring and summer (we like to throw a blanket out on the grass and have drinks and snacks), and on Bank Holidays they hold a carnival on the Heath.

  • Scott Crumlin

    So much world so little time!

    • Jesse

      Totally agree with that statement Scott!

  • melikegarfield

    Plan around the traffic but keep your plans loose.

  • Machzy

    Awesome prize pack!

  • Alisha

    Using Instagram take fun photos of whatever makes you happy – including dogs!!

  • rosannepm

    In the Istanbul guide I like the iddea of taking the 90-minute walk from Beyazit to Galata Rosanne

  • Cassie Gail

    Visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It’s a life-changing experience.

  • Colin Burt

    Love to explore the world through you books before I travell

  • Jol

    So many places to see.
    Prague is next on my list!

  • Ally

    Would love all of these!!!!

  • Bo Hi

    So many places yet to see and pocket guides always help 🙂

  • Lorena Keech

    If someone was visiting Berlin what must they do? Go on top of the “Siegessäule.”

  • al

    The main shopping area of Barcelona would be the Rambla Catalunya,

  • St Krishelyn Smith

    Carte Velib without any doubt. La ville est plus belle à vélo (the city is most beautiful by bike).

  • Erica Carnes

    The tips about walking for awhile through the towns.

  • Jessica Rose

    My favorite tip would have to be: “Plan around the traffic but keep your plans loose.”

  • Daniel M

    Prague? It’s a city that never sleeps. It has a modern and historic side. And the food is great.

  • Maegan Morin

    I learned that most of Manhattan in laid out like a grid making it easy to navigate.

  • matt lehman

    the best place to get food in berlin- the area around the trainstation, sounds great to me.

  • Becky Downey

    China. This isn’t America or Europe. Don’t compare China with the two. It can make your trip very frustrating. The culture is much different here. Keep an open mind.

  • Linda S.

    There are so many great tips in the Discover More, London Guide. I want to go to St. Paul’s Cathedral for the view.

  • Alison Williams

    Definitely do the segway tour in Berlin. A zippy and fun way to see all the local landmarks.

  • Kelley Roach

    The main shopping area of Barcelona would be the Rambla Catalunya,

  • amy deeter

    in the southwest one- Best outdoor activity?

    Hiking, which you can do just about anywhere!

  • Nesie

    I like the restaurant tips, namely in California. I found the review of Baco Mercat, which is listed among the best places to eat, to be helpful.

  • Brittney House

    I like the plan around traffic tip.

  • madeas

    I like the tip that refers you to the DK Eyewitness Guide for Prague, which lists tip for foods to try during a visit to Prague in The Flavours of Prague section on pp. 194-195

  • Belinda Belinda

    Definitely the Discover more in Berlin – Segway tour would be an experience!

  • sdeas

    I agree with the comment about the DK Eyewitness Travel guide for Paris, when, to paraphrase Juan Jerez, he stated that the included text is effective, not wasted. As an example, when you refer to that guide, the book recommends the Maison Berthillon for ice cream in Paris, which I tried. The guide was correct in how delicious the ice cream was … and that there was a line to purchase some

  • Bryan E.

    In Rome, save your money by standing at the bar instead of opting for table service.

  • Donna Pyszk

    Most of Manhattan is laid out as a grid, making it easy to navigate. A
    good way to orientate yourself, especially when you are surfacing from
    the subway station is to use NYC landmarks as beacons. The Freedom Tower
    is due south in Lower Manhattan. The Empire State Building and the
    Chrysler Building are centered in Midtown. Knowing where these landmarks
    fall in the lay of the land can help you re-calibrate and guide you in
    the right direction.

  • Alyson Errichetti Bergandine

    In Manhattan you can figure out where you are by looking for a landmark and then orienting yourself based on the grid system.

  • tinareynolds

    I liked the discover more southwest Must do:

    Anyone visiting Santa Fe or northern New Mexico has to try the local red and green chile and a sopaipilla.

  • trisha mckee

    I learned that San Francisco is very tech-oriented with start up companies and it has mild winter.

  • Miz Vickik

    I like this tip for Sante Fe: The Frank Ortiz Dog Park has incredible views of Santa Fe. It’s my favorite sunset spot in town.Sounds nice!

  • mail4rosey

    My favorite tip: Local tip?

    There’s a former bread factory that has been transformed into a gallery called theAnkerbrotfabrik. On the old grain silo there are huge works of art by street artists such as Shepard Fairey and Faith47.

  • Jesse

    BIG CONGRATS TO: SARAH CLINGO & RACHEL HYDE! You have been randomly selected as the winners of this giveaway. Please respond to us within 7 days with a mailing address to claim your prize. You have emails waiting for you in your inbox. Big Thanks to everyone for entering – stay tuned for more great giveaways!