The Monocle Travel Guides Show You the City from the Perspective of a Local

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 16, 2015
References: monocle & skift
Live like a local with the new series of Monocle Travel Guides. What sets the Monocle Travel Guides apart is their exclusive focus on print, rather than digital capabilities. While other travel companies continue to move in the direction of apps and other electronic platforms, these old-school travel guides will only be sold as printed books.

Despite their traditional approach to guide books, the Monocle Travel Guides are anything but ordinary. The artfully designed books are chocked full of colorful photographs and illustrations, rather than wordy descriptions. And unlike other travel guides that are often divided by neighborhood, the Monocle Travel Guides are organized based on interests such as restaurants, retail and cultural attractions. Additionally, the accompanying information is penned by locals from each destination, who highlight unconventional attractions and points of interest.

The Monocle Travel Guide Series has currently published destination guides for New York and London, with plans of adding Hong Kong and Tokyo in July of this year.