Subject: The best travel guidebooks

What guidebooks appeal to you most and why? Which ones do you take with you when you travel? What do you do when you've been to a place before and the guidebooks don't offer enough new information?

We have more copies of Frommers on our shelves than Fodor's. The Cadogan guides are at the top of our list but there aren't enough of them, we don't like Michelin (except the maps) and seem to have passed the "Let's Go" years.

Recently I picked up the Lonely Planet guide to St. Petersburg and the Rough Guide to Copengagen. Neither the LP Copenhagen nor the RG St. Petersburg appealed and they are both supposed to be consistent in their approach.

Lucy, Toronto where winter is hanging on