I've been doing a fair amount of leisure travel recently and have come across an amazing set of travel guides. They're called CitiX60 guides, and are published by Viction Workshop; http://victionary.com/ .
They are awesome!
- Each one is a compilation of recommendations by local creatives (not advertisers paying for placement).
- Each one's cover is a cool wrap that unfolds into an artists' beautiful rendition of the city map itself.
- They're small and softcover and fit into daypacks easily.
- Each recommendation has a QR code you can quickly scan if you want to dive in further.
I've been to a few cities with these guides now and have to say that I've enjoyed more experiences through them than I have in a lifetime of other guidebooks. Nearly all hits, and no misses, and they're gorgeous little books to keep around too boot.
Curation... it's the future.