Travel City Guides – My Four Sources for Urban Intel


When preparing for travel – what type of guidance do you look for? Do you seek out advice of friends/family who travelled to your destination before? Do you skidaddle straight to Chapters to grab a Moon/Lonely Planet/Fodor’s? Or do you head to places like Trip Advisor or Yelp?

I was recently asked by an acquaintance who works in the tourism sector where I looked for local haps and sweet places to visit/eat/drink/stay/shop. For the last seven years or so I’ve used the four methods below to ferret out urban intel. My city travel style is usually a mix of hip & hot, off the beaten park path and as local as I can get. Though I’m leaning a little bit more towards electronic advic  these days (hello twitter chats, Instagram, Facebook groups), my favourite city guides are analog. Check out my picks for navigating new metropolis after the jump…. Read more