Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. Like being taken around by a savvy local,' said the New York Times. 'Hipper and savvier than other guides,' concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world. Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Vancouver gives the lowdown on one of the hottest new destinations in the world, the increasingly cosmopolitan Vancouver. Here, first-class fusion restaurants vie for attention with a constantly changing roster of movie stars on location to take advantage of the picture-postcard setting. But, as the Irreverent Guide points out, this urbanity is a relatively new affectation in a place that not so long ago was called 'a village at the edge of a rain forest.' Sure, you can drink fancy latte till your teeth turn brown, but you can also drive mere minutes away to a pristine beach, a pine-studded mountain, or a sylvan wilderness. Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Vancouver not only showcases the city's exciting new venues, but also reveals the Vancouver locals love, the village Shangri-La behind the cosmopolitan sheen.'