A clever idea for travelers to far-away locales, these pocket-sized Me No Speak Books are a twist on the traditional foreign-language translation guides. By providing clear pictures of everything a traveler might need from menu items to money denominations, you won’t be left sputtering embarrassing pronunciations (or having to learn a difficult foreign tongue). Color-coded topics include transportation, accommodation, shopping, and health & safety. The books are currently available for Chinese, Japanese, and Thai travelers. Heading to Beijing ’08, anyone? Each book costs $9.95 at Me No Speak.