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"When writing about places I’ve been to, I tend to focus on what could have gone wrong, what did go wrong and what should have gone wrong, but for the grace of the Gods. This is not due to a pessimistic nature, but because in my opinion, this is where the entertainment is. It may also be why hotels aren’t falling over themselves for me to review them!

Christy Powell
© 2013 Christy Powell. All rights reserved

‘The Spoilt Brat’s Guide’ is Published as a new 3-Dimensional Digital Travel Guide


For those of you who are familiar with The Spoilt Brat’s Guides and have always found them exceptionally informative and wildly entertaining, you will be delighted to hear that they’ve just got even better. I know this doesn’t seem possible, and at first I also thought, what could possibly be improved on? This was before the award-winning Colorado-based digital technology company Beneath the Ink got hold of them and took them to a whole new level. For those of you who are new to The Spoilt Brat’s Guide, I’m not sure where you’ve been, but be assured that you’ll now be heading in the right direction.

Thanks to my collaboration with Beneath the Ink, The Spoilt Brat’s Guide is now an entirely new three-dimensional reader experience, one which I hope you will find all the more fun and engaging. ‘Binks’ enable you to literally go ‘Beneath the Ink’ and discover additional personal anecdotes from me, with supporting images and links. In fact the whole experience is so good you may not even need to go on holiday at all. Just sit back on the sofa, ask one of your kids to shake up a Margarita, turn the lights up bright so you can wear your sunglasses and flick open your iPad to the latest SBG iBook – hey presto, you’re on holiday!

I love reading travel guides but the ones that grab me are the more personalized ones, where the focus is less on the pros and cons of the hotel/ resort/destination and more what the traveller actually experienced. I’m more interested to know if the traveller got bitten on the arse by a spider, than what the thread count of the bedsheet is. I want to hear that the scuba diving instructor was so hot that they jumped in the sea without opening the air to the respirator and nearly drowned. Of course it’s nice to know that the hotel staff are friendly but if they managed to snog a waiter behind the pool-house, then I’m really interested.

The first six The Spoilt Brat’s Guides will be available as individual mini-guides for free download, before going on sale as a collection at £2.99.  The guides ‘Rome’ and ‘Kamalaya’ are already available for download with iBooks on Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on computer.  For the full experience, The Spoilt Brat’s Guide is best viewed on tablet (iPad 2 or later generation).  

A WebBook version of ‘Kamalaya’ can also be viewed here.