For those of you who like to discover new cities, map in hand, but with a budget on the low side, Use-It Europe city guides are just the thing. With cool graphics, these guides will take you off the beaten tracks.
Started in Belgium, the Use-It project has extended throughout Europe to offer free tourist maps, written and designed by locals who happily share their good tips with you.
Aimed for the young travellers (supposedly with a small budget), the guides are filled with cheap (but delicious!) eateries, students hangouts or money-saving tips, among many others addresses, (all carefully chosen by locals). Tourist attractions and must-dos are also well covered — so that you can survive your city trip with no other guide!
If your city doesn’t have a Use-It map yet and you feel up to the task, you can join the Use-It network. For the travellers, if there’s a Use-It map where you’re going (see the list here), don’t hesitate to check the local Tourist Board to see if they have one!