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Anyone with a smart phone can track down a Michelin-star restaurant in Paris or point you in the direction of the Forbidden City. But this slim, deeply researched line of guidebooks—don’t expect maps, illustrations, or any of the otherwise Google-able info you’d find stuffed in fatter versions—specializes in the type of locales known only to the natives. It’s the kind of unabashedly opinionated editorial advice that will send you happily flying solo. And it’s executed with so much brevity and class that the guides can fit comfortably into a pocket or your carry-on.
My copy was for Chicago, so it's seems only useful if I traveled to Chicago. It does seem well detailed and the researched appeared well done.5
I got this Chicago Luxe city guide in my birchbox. its a cute handy tool that I will probably use on my next trip to Chicago.2
I got one for Chicago. It has lots of places to visit wish I had gotten one for my own neighborhood though.3
i ended up giving this to a colleague of mine that was headed to NYC. He wasn't too impressed with it as a lot of the places listed were out of his budget. I would probably purchase or borrow a different pocket guide if I needed something.3
Why would I want a travel guide for LA? Do people go there on vacation?? I would have preferred something a little more intesting.3
I live in Manhattan and received the NYC city guide. A lot of what it contained, I already knew. Probably good for tourists.3
We received the Chicago guide in the subscription box for my 18 yr old son. It's a great little guide and we will definitely hold on to it, since we are planning a trip to the East Coast hopefully next year, with Chicago as one of our stops. We live in SoCal, so we might buy the LA one, just to see what it recommends. Thank you!3
Well, I don't have any plans to go to LA in the near future, but if I get there, I'll bring this with. Seems to have some actual real content, rather than just maps and other junk.3
This guide was great for a trip to NYC. Recommended great things to do and eat! I would recommend these maps for every city!4
I received LA in my box, I never go to LA. So I mailed it to someone who could use it. I did however read into this guide, and it is a very handy thing! I will definitely add the Europe ones to my travel collection!4