This $20 travel e-book bundle will change how you plan your next vacation

Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored
Updated Fri September 14, 2018

As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now on the CNN Store. Each week, our staff chooses a product to feature that we think you'll love. This week, we're highlighting the Lonely Planet Travel Hacker eBook Bundle, $19.99.

Perhaps you'd argue that money can't buy happiness. But would you agree that money spent to buy experiences often does?

Travel, for instance, can be one of the most rewarding parts of life. In fact, there's a lot of scientific research out there suggesting that taking a vacation is good for your mental health.

The idea that a change of routine and scenery acts as a life reset button makes total sense. Still, many of us tend to hold off on traveling for a number of reasons, including budget and time. There's also the sometimes overwhelming process of deciding where to go and how best to invest your travel dollars. It's a big world out there, you know?

Since it can be difficult to know which online travel sources to trust, you might benefit from listening to actual experts when you plan your next vacation. Lonely Planet — the world's leading travel publisher — is a great source, with many thorough travel guides and references.

Right now, on the CNN Store, you'll find the Lonely Planet Travel Hacker eBook Bundle ($19.99, originally $436.97; store.cnn.com). It includes 24 travel guidebooks that will take you through the best destinations for whatever you're looking for. There are books on specific countries, like Iceland, Japan and Mexico. There's a book on notable destinations, cities and regions from this year in "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018." For those with kids, there's a book on best culture trips for families. Then, for those traveling on a budget, there's a book on the best value vacations. So, clearly, there's something here for everyone.

These books draw on knowledge from Lonely Planet's staff of travel experts, so you can feel confident in your source while you read up on where to go from some of the most knowledgeable people in the travel industry. And this $20 bundle is digital, meaning you can take all 24 books with you anywhere. With a price like that, this is one bundle of books you simply cannot miss out on when planning your next getaway.

Note: The price above reflects the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.