Open Book

Few other guidebook publishing companies can afford the time, effort and dedication that we lavish upon all our titles. This is why we firmly believe that each of our guidebooks is the very best that you can find about any particular destination.

It takes a minimum of three years to write a City Trail guidebook. Not only that, but writing one of sufficient quality requires that the authors be based in the country, not just passing through. Each of our authors spends years living and breathing the country before they even start to put pen to paper.

Our guidebooks also seek to take the path less trodden. As well as covering the obvious tourist hotspots, we make a special effort to seek out those parts of a country that are less talked about in other guidebooks.

Because we are an independent and lightweight publishing company, we can write in the way that we want. Our guidebooks speak with their own voices - we are not stifled by the need to conform to some corporate stricture. This means that each guidebook can be written in the way that is best suited to a particular destination.


Our Bestsellers

Our City, country and region guides are a great source of information


City Trail Guide to Hong Kong

A must have book for those who move to Hong Kong with uptated and reliable information on housing, areas of Hong Kong, schools, medical care and all there is to do and see in this amazing place

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City Trail Guide to the Hague  and the best of the Netherlands

An excellent book for those who decide to base themselves in the Hague. With detailed information on all there is to do and see there but also pratical information not available in any other guidebooks.


City Trail Guide to North&South Sudan

A guidebook for those who want to understand Sudan and explore its unknown beauty. Almost 400 pages on all there is to know about Sudan from tourist spots, best places to eat but also how things work here on a pratical level.