I love this series of travel guides to the soul of a place, rather than its must-visit ice-cream shops. A cross between the New Yorker, Monocle and that bit in the back of a Lonely Planet that summarises the history and culture of a destination.
Each edition of The Passenger mixes beautiful photography, maps and clever charts with investigative journalism and witty and revealing meditations on what makes the place and its people tick.
Ideal for the armchair traveller or as pre-reading for your next trip (TripAdvisor can tell you where to go and what to eat). Think of it like chatting to a cool insider in a locals' bar at the end of the night.