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Guide to Guidebooks

The best guides to stick in your fanny pack.


There's something reassuring about clutching a guidebook as you stumble from monument to monument through a foreign land, desperately seeking a public toilet (or at least an authentic meal). But with a new memoir by a former Lonely Planet author exposing fraudulence among travel writers, and the ever-increasing amount of unvetted travel information available online, are guidebooks becoming irrelevant? Not quite yet: City guides still feel more dependable than some shut-in with a Wikitravel avatar. GOOD compared five guidebook series you might take with you on your next jaunt. Here's what we found.View Guide to Guidebooks

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