I went to a bookstore and browsed all the Bali travel guides and loved the layout of this one. When planning a trip, there is so much information and this book has really helped me sort it all out. What I love is that it has a 1-3 star rating system for sites, restaurants, and cities. This is so helpful when picking which of the hundred temples you want to narrow it down. A lack of a rating system dissuaded me from buying the Lonely Planet. Another thing I liked is the first chapter gives you a list of the 5-10 best temples, spas, restaurants, etc. It also suggests activities such as cooking classes and alternative healing. If Eat, Pray, Love partially inspired your trip, it even tells you how to look up the medicine man. For me, food is an essential part of any trip and the restaurant recs check out nicely with other sources. The only thing that could be improved is travel times, especially since it takes a while to travel on the roads within Bali. Overall, I couldn't be happier with this book, how it's organized and the valuable information given.