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|“A Brooklyn Bar for All Reasons” is just one of many travel guides from Herb Lester.|
Some of New York City’s most awesome spots remain secret, or frequented by natives only. Sure, we know about the most legendary things to do such as visit the Statue of Liberty or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. And we’ve heard about McSorley’s to grab a brew, Lombardi’s to chow on a world-famous slice, or Katz’s Deli to indulge in a corned beef sandwich like no other. But what about all of those other places not on our radar?
When I travel anywhere, be it at home or to a foreign place, I like to spend some time checking out the must-see attractions, but then venture beyond what’s known or assumed and search for the hidden gems. Herb Lester can help us do just this. The London-based team excels at sharing popular destinations in New York and other cities, but also suggests places that we wouldn’t consider, or know about at all.
|The team at Herb Lester peek down quiet streets to discover places we wouldn’t know about.|
We might wonder how someone in Great Britain could recommend an eatery in Brooklyn? The folks at Herb Lester ask real people for recommendations in each location –– friends, cabbies, and concierges –– and then follow the leads themselves. New York writing liaisons Karen McBurnie and Jon Hammer wander around neighborhoods, taste burgers, sip wine, and peek down quiet streets to discover the eateries, pubs, sights, and locales worth visiting. And these guides are different from some others that stay more comprehensive in nature –– the duo keeps their eye on the details and packages what they find in nifty, compact NYC guidebooks for anyone.
Choose from guides such as “A Brooklyn Bar for All Reasons,” “How to Find Old New York,” “Eating Queens: Around the World on the 7 Train,” and “Truly Greenwich Village.”
HL can also show you around other major hubs such as New Orleans, Los Angeles, Paris, and London (of course!). What’s more, all guides are printed in England on 100 percent recyclable paper. They’re flat and fold easily, so they fit in any size bag, or even a pocket. And the bonus: the company ships around the world.
|For me, travel should be about much more than seeing as much as I can. I want to enjoy every trip.|
Rather than tell us everything about New York or any city, Herb Lester tells us how to enjoy it.
For more info and to take a look at these “pretty, witty, curious, and opinionated” guides from Herb Lester, visit the website.