Here is the solution for the weekend warrior who doens't really want to stray too far from the home. Makeuseof.com have produced some brilliant guides on the following topics.
1 – Internet Guide for the Movie Addict, 2 – Internet Guidebook for An Audiophile, 3 – The Incredible Free Manual for Every Mac User, 4 – The Underground Guide to the iPhone, 5 – Twitter: Best Practices & Tips, 6 – The Ultimate Guide to your Windows Mobile Phone, 7 – A Computer Geek’s Smart Productivity Guide, 8 – Building a Media Center for your Home, 9 – The Only Easy Guide To Computer Networks, 10 – The Big Book of BitTorrent, 11 – A Newbie’s Getting Started Guide to Linux, 12 – The Idiot’s Guide To Photoshop, 13 – The Big Book of iTunes, 14 – The Idiot’s Guide to Building Your Own PC, 15 – Laptop Buying Guide for 2009
Some of these guides are well over 50 pages and all are up to date and full of pics. Thanks to Chris at Posterous for popping these up and you can access them here.