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  1. BOOM : It’s World Championship Athletics time…

    At the time of writing the IAAF World Championship Athletics 2017 are about to start in London. For some people this amazing event may not even be on their radar. But the very best in the world, the most amazing athletes on our planet, will be going for gold and striving to be the very […]

  2. The best time to go to Sydney

    Is there a best time to go to Sydney? At Not In The Guidebooks we weren’t sure about the seasonal differences in Sydney. So we asked Steve our Sydney Ambassador for more information on the best time to go.   Sydney in the Spring (September to November) If you visit Sydney in the Spring (September […]

  3. Welcome Peter, our Ambassador for Edinburgh, Scotland

    Hello, I’m Pete, and I am your Edinburgh and Scotland Ambassador for Not In The Guide Books. I was born and raised in Scotland and still live in rural Scotland today with my family and seven dogs! My passion for Scotland was really fired up when I was 14 years old and I set off […]

  4. Summer in the City

    An alternative take on escaping ‘summer in the city’ from Not In the Guidebooks. In the UK the real start of British summer time is signalled each year with Glastonbury Festival, Royal Ascot races and, of course, the first week of Wimbledon. The UK is enjoying a relative heat wave this year. Yes that’s right folks, the […]

  5. Local food from around the world

    Hi I’m Carol and I am one of the co-founders of Notintheguidebooks.  For me it was all about finding likeminded people who want to find the most real and immersive experiences for travellers and support amazing local people create businesses around their passion.  I am definitely a foodie – but what I particularly like, is […]

  6. A Collective Journey

    Is there a place for a collective travel business? What were you expecting us to be? Why are you reading this? What trips or holiday experiences were you hoping to find? We’ve established Not In The Guidebooks as a global collective of travellers, local Ambassadors and Experience Partners. Our mission is to find the very best and […]

  7. Welcome to our Blog

    Welcome to the Not In The Guidebooks blog. We are a global collective of passionate travellers focusing on finding the very best local experiences unique to each area we travel to. What makes us different? We are bringing together people who live locally and actually know what’s on and the best places to go and […]

  8. Why did we set up? What are we all about?

    I have always loved to travel and as our kids have got older we wanted to take them places that really got them to see the places and understand the culture they were visiting.  More than just a fly and flop on the beach, but to go places and come back with stories to tell. […]

  9. Michele is our first Ambassador, we start in Cape Town

    Hello I am Michele and I am the Cape Town Ambassador for Not In The Guidebooks. I am so excited about starting this business in Cape Town because I wanted to be part of a team where I could create something amazing and support people and their businesses in our local community. I am passionate […]

  10. Meet Steve – he lives in Sydney

    Hi, I’m Steve, and I’m the new Sydney Ambassador for Not In The Guidebooks. I am excited to be getting things up and running ‘Down Under’, and I’m really looking forward to showcasing the best of what beautiful Sydney has to offer. I’m loving the interaction with small local businesses and the sense of authenticity they bring […]