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A perfect, pocket-sized travel guide with 145 pages of stories from locals, in-depth travel intel  and bit of lore sprinkled in for entertainment. It’s Rick Steves for millennials, and an invaluable travel partner.

AUSTIN OVERVIEW:

Popular for its hidden swimming holes, penchant for weekend festivals and smoky-good brisket, what sets the Texas capitol apart is an offbeat and inviting disregard for the norm.

  • THE ONE WILLIE NELSON RECORD TO DOWNLOAD

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH HOTEL ICON, LIZ LAMBERT

  • WHERE TO FIND THE BEST BREAKFAST TACOS

  • A TIMELINE OF SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST

  • AN ILLUSTRATED MAP TO SUMMER SWIMMING HOLES

  • A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWERS

  • THREE DECADES OF DEATH ROW FINAL STATEMENTS

  • AN ODE TO THE LATE, GREAT DOUG SAHM

  • WORDS FROM LYNDON JOHNSON ABOUT HIS HOMETOWN

  • THE BEST LOCAL JOINTS FOR LIVE MUSIC

BROOKLYN OVERVIEW

Edgy counterpart to Manhattan’s luster, Brooklyn main draw is its thriving neighborhood life found in Fort Green, Carroll Gardens, Bushwick and beyond.

  • SEVEN SMALL RESTAURANTS WITH NEW ICON STATUS

  • AN ILLUSTRATED BROOKLYN GUIDE FOR KIDS

  • ACTRESS ROSIE PEREZ ON GROWING UP IN BUSHWICK

  • QUICK BIOS TO FAMOUS NEW YORK MOBSTERS

  • THE ORIGINAL EGG CREAM RECIPE

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF HUMANS OF NEW YORK

  • A 1949 ACCOUNT OF JACKIE ROBINSON’S RACIAL TRIUMPHS

  • A DEEP DIVE INTO HIP HOP’S CULTURAL ROOTS

  • THE GOLDEN ERA OF COMIC BOOKS

  • WHERE TO EAT THE FINEST SLICE OF PIZZA

CHARLESTON OVERVIEW

From the grandeur of historic architecture to the modern era of hospitality led by restaurateurs, artists and makers — Charleston has soul, magic and lasting appeal.  

  • THE CITY'S QUEEN OF FRIED CHICKEN, MARTHA LOU GADSDEN

  • FIFTY YEARS OF BEACH MUSIC TUNES

  • A LIST OF THE HOLY CITY’S DREAMY AND SEMI-HIDDEN ALLEYWAYS

  • SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY, FROM WARM BISCUITS TO THANK YOU NOTES

  • A LIST OF THE CITY’S MOST LEGENDARY SHIPWRECKS

  • COMPELLING TRIBUTES TO THE MOTHER EMANUEL VICTIMS

  • WALKING MAPS OF ARCHITECTURAL AND SECRET GARDEN LANDMARKS

  • THE PERFECT ORDER AT THE CITY’S SEVEN ESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS

  • CHEF SEAN BROCK’S FAVORITE LOWCOUNTRY DRIVING ROUTE

  • CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEERS—FROM JUDGE WARING TO SEPTIMA CLARK

DETROIT OVERVIEW

Built on ingenuity and grit, Detroit is more than a comeback story - what's unfolding is an urban renaissance, with thriving small businesses that point to a future city alive and well.     

  • HIT RECORDS, FROM ARETHA TO THE STOOGES

  • A CONVERSATION ABOUT URBAN DECAY AND RENEWAL

  • SELECT WORKS FROM DETROIT POETS

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER DREAM HAMPTON

  • AN ILLUSTRATED MAP OF THE FUTURE

  • AUTOMOBILES OF NOTE

  • THE SEVEN BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

NASHVILLE OVERVIEW

Nashville is a crossroads, home to a rich history of civil rights heroes, country music lore and a modern boom in southern style and entrepreneurship.

  • HOT CHICKEN DEMYSTIFIED

  • THE GREAT OUTDOORS, FROM STARGAZING TO THE STEEPLECHASE

  • HOW UNITED RECORDS PRESSES AN LP

  • A TIMELINE OF RYMAN AUDITORIUM HISTORY

  • A GUIDED TOUR OF SOUL FOOD ICONS

  • SONGBIRDS OF NOTE AND THE SOUNDS THEY MAKE

  • MAPPING THE CITY’S TOP MAKERS, FROM BLUE JEANS TO CHOCOLATE BARS

  • AN INTERVIEW WITH HATCH SHOW PRINTER JIM SHERRADEN

  • OUTDOORSMAN CHRIS NISCHAN ON FLY FISHING

  • AN ESSAY FROM SONGWRITER ROSANNE CASH

NEW ORLEANS OVERVIEW

Home to good-timers and romantics, New Orleans retains an unmistakable sense of itself, an honest, eccentric, deep-feeling city that embraces of its ghosts and its newcomers alike.

  • ICONIC RESTAURANTS FOR NEW ORLEANS’ CLASSICS

  • JAZZ GREATS, BY INSTRUMENT

  • A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF MARDI GRAS INDIAN TRIBES

  • A SHORT STORY FROM WILLIAM FAULKNER

  • A BARTENDER-APPROVED COCKTAIL CRAWL

  • FAMOUS COOKBOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  • A GLOSSARY OF ONLY-IN-NOLA ARCHITECTURE

  • LETTERS FROM LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

  • A PERFECT TWENTY-HOUR HOUR ITINERARY

  • ONE WRITER’S TALE OF GIVING BIRTH DURING KATRINA

SAN ANTONIO OVERVIEW

The river. The revitalization. San Antonio is an ancient city, a resilient, conjunto-loving bastion with boundless enthusiasm for the future.

  • PIONEERING NEW SCHOOL COFFEE SHOPS.

  • CHRISTMAS TAMALES: DECONSTRUCTED.

  • THE BEST OF FLACO JIMÉNEZ AND GEORGE STRAIT.

  • SOUTH TEXAS’S FIRST FAMILY OF FLYING.

  • THE SECRET TO ORDERING THE CLASSIC CHRIS MADRID’S BURGER.

  • AN AMATEUR ALAMO BUFF TELLS ALL.

  • SHAQ BY THE NUMBERS.

  • INSIGHTS FROM A FOURTH-GENERATION HEALER.

  • DAY TRIPS THAT ARE LONG ON CHARM AND SHORT ON DISTANCE.

  • THE RIGHT WAY TO WEAR A GUYABERA.

SAN FRANCISCO OVERVIEW

A global outpost for dreamers, this city’s western spirit is strong, a pull that’s drawn gold rushers, Beat poets and tech boomers with visions of opportunity and reinvention.

  • MASTER BAKER CHAD ROBERTSON ON HIS CRAFT

  • A TIMELINE OF BAY AREA TECHNOLOGY

  • WHERE FAMOUS CHEFS LOVE TO EAT

  • WHY THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IS RED

  • A SECRET BIKE PATH TO AVOID THOSE HILLS

  • INSPIRING WORDS FROM HARVEY MILK

  • A MAP OF THE CITY’S BEST VISTAS

  • WORDS FROM MARK TWAIN AND JACK LONDON

  • THE ONE BURRITO TO TRY IN THE MISSION

  • A SIMPLE EXPLANATION TO THE FOG