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A Book to Inspire Your Chicago Bucket List

The book balances Chicago icons, like deep dish and Wrigley Field, with lesser-known local favorites.

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The NYC Guidebook I’ve Been Looking For

View of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Visiting a city as vast, dense, and rich as New York can be intimidating. I often don’t make plans at all. Allowing myself to be swept up in its current usually works out. Yet after you’ve hit all the “must see” locations and revisited your friends’ favorite haunts it can be daunting to tap into the local feel of a global destination. A new guidebook by travel writer Gigi Griffis offers fresh NYC tips by tapping into a diverse group of locals. New York City: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In features interviews with everyone from history geeks to outdoor adventurers. It’s not quite a traditional guidebook. 10 Locals aims to help visitors look beyond the obvious destinations and “figure out how to find the quirkiest museums, the most delicious restaurants, and that hidden-away park with the best walking path.” While everyone should experience Manhattan’s big tourist draws once, I especially appreciated the book’s outer borough suggestions. I couldn’t stop scribbling notes throughout …