Fortnighter: Custom Travel Guides
There are so many travel guides out in the world, that at some point they all start to feel the same, and then quickly feel outdated. The Fortnighter guides are a new breed of travel guide which infuses local expertise into creating the perfect itinerary catered to your goals for your trip (areas you want to visit, style of restaurant you prefer, insider tips based on your preferences). Created and founded by Alexander Basek (contributor for Travel + Leisure, The New York Post, Fodor’s and more), Colin Nagy (Barbarian Group) and Noah Brier (entrepreneur and co-founder of Percolate) their goal is to pull in professional writers who know the ins and outs of cities around the world to create custom guides for savy travelers. They then call on these local experts to pull together a unique itinerary for your upcoming trip, turned around in 7 days.
While the guides run more than your typical travel guide–at $100-200 depending on the length of your stay–they are a completely personalized guide, based on a series of questions and prompts you answer while placing your order. For anyone who thinks this is steep, trust me, as some one who just wrote/contributed to my first Fortnighter guide, it’s worth every penny! Everyone who is writing, knows the latest of what’s happening, special events or warnings about closures for holidays during your stay. You definitely get the inside scoop, and it’s all in one place, in a easy to follow fashion. Definitely makes for a great gift too!