The New Guide in Town
As soon as I saw this little tidbit on the Budget Travel blog I knew I had to know more. I’m a sucker for guides, and have had a long time love affair with Chronicle Books, so the combo of two got me super jazzed when I discovered this new series: IDEO Eyes Open by Fred Dust. Currently only for London and New York these books don’t take the typical approach to guidebooks. Travel becomes less about must-sees with a focus shift to the local experience, “reminding us all to keep our eyes open in the world to gain a better sense of how we fit in.” Get a sneak peak of some of the great pages of places here.
I love all design*sponge city guides for the same reason – they shift the focus to the local experience (with the added bonus of a design twist). There are over 20 cities, and growing every week.