Fiona Caulfield, the creative force behind the Love Travel series of guidebooks, approaches travel in a very visceral manner. Her aim is to seek out authentic local experiences, and meeting all kinds of local inhabitants to get to what is distinctive and classic about a place. As she explains it, "My perspective is not about presenting what has just opened and may be 'cool' right now. When I put things in my books I am looking for enduring special experiences. Few entries need to be replaced as I update editions, I think this is because I have a good sense as to what will last."
Fiona's criteria to include something in a guide is simple: "Does this experience help you fall in love with a place?” If yes, then it’s in; if no then, it's out. Each guide book takes years, multiple visits and a great network of local friends to put together. The result is pure magic: you hold in your hands a thing of beauty put together by people most passionate about their city.