Travel Guide Books: Not For Tourists

Ed Forteau's picture

Are you one of those travelers that likes to get off the beaten path? Go where the locals go, dine where they dine, shop where they shop? Me, too.

Always looking for high-quality partners, I've spent a lot of time scouring the internet, reading books, and contacting companies that we might recommend to our readers.  It pays off for our Wandering Educators, in spades.

We've partnered with the travel guide book company, Not for Tourists. They publish an incredible set (a baker's dozen, in fact) of highly detailed, reader-recommended travel guide books. The cities that they now publish a guide for include:

Los Angeles
New York City
San Francisco
Washington, DC

And, London!

We've featured NFT in one of our Book Reviews of the Week, and reviewed the London NFT Guide in our November 2008 Book Review of the Week. Check them out!


And, their "philosophy is simple: people need to use the cities they live in, commute into, or travel to effectively. They need to use their city’s transportation systems; its governmental infrastructure; its shops, restaurants, and nightspots—and they need all of this information while they’re on the move in a format that’s more accessible than the Yellow Pages, more informative than Zagat’s, and more useful than any other tourist’s guide out there today."


I've read my Seattle NFT from cover to cover. Not only did I discover new post offices, but I also found new movie theaters, restaurants, and coffee joints, to name but a few. The NFT Guides are jam-packed with details...the better to learn a city!

Check out their website  - they have free downloadable guides, maps, gear, and of course, the travel guide books. Not to mention, they are pretty funny people. I am always laughing when I visit their site, or read their newsletter.


They also have sections of their guidebooks available for download at only $1.50.


Not For Tourists has offered a coupon for Wandering Educators - please use the coupon code: WE for a 10% discount.


To visit Not for Tourists, please see:


Not for Tourists travel guides




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