What I look for in a travel guide are nitty-gritty facts that show someone knows the area well, and that is exactly what you get from this book. You don't get glossy photos, but who needs them when the islands come to life through the words of the author, Simon Proudman. I particularly like the wealth of personal stories at the back. I have considered visiting Vaunatu and its surrounding islands for a while, and what better time to plan a trip than now, to help the locals get back on their feet. A great read!