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Travel Tools and Resources - Guides: Books & Maps & Tours

Books, Maps, and Magazines

City Secrets Guides
Historians, artists, and their clever ilk reveal favorite places in Italy, London, NYC

Jonglez Publishing
An excellent series of "Secret," "Forbidden," and "Unusual" guides to destinations around the world

Knopf MapGuides 
Small, compact guides with neighborhood foldout maps 

Luxe City Guides
Trend-focused, useful pocket guides

Rough Guides City Maps
Tried and true maps with a waxy coating, so you can fold them a million times (in the rain) and they won't rip or get soggy

Herb Lester
Design-driven maps with quirky and clever selections on where to stroll, shop, and sightsee. Read the Fathom Q&A.

Irreverent field guides (trivia, cultural context, recommendations, interviews) in select US cities. Read the Fathom Q&A.

Fathom 24 Best Indie Mags for Travelers
A heavily researched list of our favorite small-batch titles.


Context Travel
Excellent for finding small tours led by smart local guides

Find tours and experiences led by local experts  

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