Let's Boogie

CONVINCED THAT HARVARD UNIVERSITY'S 32-YEAR-OLD LET'S GO travel handbooks have grown a bit stodgy, students from the University of California, Berkeley, are fanning out to describe the world in their own funky Fodor's series, THE BERKELEY GUIDES. The free-wheeling new guides offer warnings about beaches that "suck" and restaurants that are "yucko." The guides are printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink. Sniffs Pete Deemer, publishing director of the Harvard series: "Theirs may be more environmentally friendly, but ours won't get thrown out as much."

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