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Is this guide written by locals a stroke of genius or just plain strange? Either way, it highlights how the Internet has enabled travelers to read the suggestions of thousands of locals rather than just those of handpicked individuals.

The new travel guide For You The Traveller uses local residents across five continents as expert guides, relying on them to provide area maps and recommendations. But this isn’t a crowd sourced travel guide- it’s a deeply personal look at one local resident’s suggestions.

How personal? If you’re lucky enough to snag one of the 200 limited edition, rabbit fur covered novels, you’ll be able to call each and every local resident in the travel guide- there’s one for all of the listed countries, from Australia to Iran to Greece- giving you instant access to an ‘expert’ anywhere you travel in the world.

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Photo Credit: A limited edition guidebook written by locals on five continents. For You The Traveller