“Tourist Trap: A place specifically designed to attract stupid tourists and take their money.” (Urban Dictionary)
At least 75% of what you find in traditional tourist guides are tourist traps. These are places in and around famous hot spots that can overcharge for shitty cocktails, bad food and terrible atmosphere, simply because of their location. If you’re going to spend your hard earned money on travel, it’s your duty to avoid these places.
Sure, your Frommers, your Lonely Planet, your Fodors, contain some good information, but it’s usually buried beneath mounds of bad advice and useless facts. Walking tours of Disneyfied neighborhoods. Extensive hotel listings that are bound to be different when you call to make the reservation. You don’t need these in a travel guide. You need to know where to go to experience your destination. Not just to see it, but to feel it.
Traditional guides tend to direct you to the most mainstream places. They’re risk averse. We at Outlaw take the opposite approach. We believe that traveling is about taking risks.
Introducing the Outlaw Guides to Travel. Easy, simple and guaranteed to send you to the most fun, weird, and authentic local venues a city has to offer. Each guide has only five suggestions for each important category: 5 Bars, 5 Restaurants, 5 Daytime Activities, and 5 whatever a given city’s specialty might be (New Orleans will suggest 5 Music Venues, Amsterdam will suggest 5 “Coffee Shops” etc). There’s also short list of general “Dos and Don’ts.”
All the photos are by the writer him or herself, from experiences he/she actually had in while living in the destination city.
How we know the 5 best bars, restaurants, etc? Well, we don’t. There is no best. Outlaw doesn’t send you to the best venues, it sends you to the venues where you will best experience your destination. Our information is compiled by locals and people who have lived in the subject cities for years. You may not love all the venues suggested, but if you go to them, you will be immersing yourself deep into the local culture.
Outlaw Guides are not for pussies. It is designed to take you far outside your comfort zone. We want you to return home with crazy, unbelievable stories. We want weird shit to happen to you. We want to get you out of your cage.
OUTLAW GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM — Coming Soon
OUTLAW GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO — Coming Soon
OUTLAW GUIDE TO SAIGON — Coming Soon