The AA Spiral guides aim to provide comprehensive coverage of the destination. Each one provides recommended eating and drinking places and "must-see" sites from expert travel writers. The street plan sections contain a full street index, and are colour-coded for quick and easy use. Among the special features, these guides include: a locator map, providing a colour-coded overview of the top attractions; "The Magazine", which provides background information to the area; "Finding your Feet" which includes details for starting out, from airport information to shops; and zone-by-zone chapters, where each destination is split into geographical zones and includes a zone map and keys to the sights.
Teresa Fisher is a freelance travel writer and photographer with specialist knowledge of city breaks, adventure/activity holidays, skiing, sailing and family travel, as well as being a leading travel expert on France, Bavaria, Switzerland and Mallorca.
A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, she is the sole author of over 20 guidebooks, as well as five children's reference books.
Her most recent books include Frommer's Day by Day Vienna, Thomas Cook City Guide to Oxford and National Geographic Traveler Switzerland.
Teresa is also a National Geographic Expert with National Geographic Expeditions. This year (2012) she is accompanying the Swiss Family Adventure expedition in July as guest lecturer.
She is currently working as publisher and content editor on her website: www.familyskinews.com.
When not up mountains or on the road researching, she divides her time between her family home by the sea in Gosport (UK) and her houseboat, also on the south coast, where she likes to escape for lazy weekends with her two young children.