LUXE City Guides

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.

LUXE City Guides
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Rich with information- and bad attitude
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I like the idea of this guide- I purchased the London and Paris guides to help plan our honeymoon- but I found the writing to be very condescending. A complete turn-off! Even if it does have helpful information, I'm much less likely to even open one again because no one likes to be talked down to when trying to plan a relaxing vacation!

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Hip, cool travel guide

This travel guide is exactly what I would want for a city that I actually live in... so it must be great for a new city as well. I enjoyed the witty descriptions and the recommendations make you feel like an insider. I haven't put this guide to the test by using it in this particular city, but I definitely like the "feel" it offers.

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An OK Map

This map was a great map but really hard to read. There is so much on it that it would take you forever to actually find anything. It would be easier to use Yelp or Google to find what you are looking for, more decorative that useful.

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very cool !

This is a awesome guide to the great spots in L.A. everyone should have one of these :-) makes a great gift as well.

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Great when off the grid

Used this little gem for a trip to Laos. Afraid of turning on my phone in fear of data charges, this gem was great at directing me to spots all around. Durability is here as well as it folds easily and often.

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Very helpful

The pocket size really helped me be able to take this with me everywhere. Had some great finds that I never would have visited without this guide.

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Who uses these?

An iPhone App would be a much better idea. No one needs to carry this around with them on a trip.

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kind of irrelevant

I understand that this is a little different of a guide, but you can find all of this stuff online if you know what to search for. I wouldnt really pay $10 for this

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Why??

Why would I ever want to store this when I can just look up the most recent information on my smartphone? I just don't see the value here.

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Bold but forgetable

While it looks cool and the presentation is appealing, the true application of this is dated and pretty useless. We all like buying products and that's great - but when we go on vacation or travel we are very discriminating about the products we take with us.

If a mobile friendly version came along with this then it might work. A thick weirdly folded map though? No thanks; I've got a phone.

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