If you’re buying the newest Unofficial Guide for free access to Touringplans.com, bear in mind you’ll have to pay around $4.50 for a subscription to the full website beginning in 2010 due to increases in website costs. I usually buy a new guide every year because it gives me free access, but next year I’ll be keeping the 2010 edition and paying the full fee (around $8 per year) for access to the site. The change caused a bit of a kerfluffle last week among readers who’d already bought their guidebooks expecting free access; it appears that the authors are willing to accomodate these readers. Email the website by September 10th. Fee or not, I think it’s still the best guide out there and the crowd calendars are priceless.