I guess over two years ago I purchased the Lonely Planet Blue List 2006. It was a well designed book, but now entirely practical when it comes to an actual guide book, which was the point I suppose. And then when the 2007 book came out, LP offered a special “Purchase the Blue List 2007 and get a free copy of Blue List 2006.” Well, I was interested in the 2007 edition (which was orange) so I got it and gave the 2006 book to a friend. So when 2008 came out, I’m thinking…okay…let’s wait a year and get two at one time to save money (2009 & 2008). Well 2009 came and no Blue List. Instead LP came out with ‘Best in Travel 2009.’ And as I assumed, they offered a free copy of 2008 Blue List with it, shown above. So I guess LP decided the Blue List wasn’t working anymore. Which is a bit of a shame, since it was an interestingly designed book. Bottom line…I’m going to be pissed if they come out with Blue List 2009 and I just bought this combo. Wow…that took way more effort to explain than what I was shooting for.