About the Show and Go!™ Collection

The Show and Go!™ travel guide series is a collection of handy pocketbooks. The guide books are simple and easy to use. They help travelers navigate in a foreign country while not knowing the local language.

The idea is simple—with a Show and Go!™ pocketbook, you show the page that has what you want to communicate to a cabdriver, hotel clerk, or someone on the street—they'll point the way and you will find what you need.

This travel guide has many innovative features that make it stand out from other typical travel books on the market today. It is the same size as a business card, so it can easily fit into a user's pocket. It contains a small city map for quick reference and the basic words for a traveler to get around from day to day. Users also have access to the latest content updates via this website, www.ishowandgo.com. Whether on business or just vacationing, the Show and Go!™ travel guide is a handy item to have.

Shanghai Show and Go! book cover
The newest in the collection, Shanghai Show and Go!, came out in April 2010. Each page of the book has both English and Chinese with the Mandarin pronunciation, Pinyin, which shows the user how to actually say the Chinese words! These pages are full of useful travel phrases and information that help the user ask directions and get emergency assistance. Other pages include information on how to use Shanghai transportation (bus, subway, train, taxi), the local phone, and favorite Shanghai dishes.

The authors of the book are a wife-husband team residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Song and Adam White. Song is a language and cultural consultant. She came up with the idea for this helpful book after having seen many travelers suffer and miss out on many fun activities due to the language barrier. Adam is an IT consultant and a frequent traveler. After undergoing several rounds and a couple years of testing and selecting, they finalized a book of 66 business card-sized pages, that include a phone directory of important numbers, places to shop, sights to see, table manners, local holidays and time zones.

"The book is such a clever idea. Rather than try to pronounce and cause frustration, just point at the sentence or word. It's very easy to understand, and I can see how it is valuable when traveling," said Wendy J. Shepard of San Francisco.

Beijing Show and Go! book cover
The 1st in the series, Beijing Show and Go!, was introduced in 2008. It has helped many travelers in getting around Beijing since then. Both Beijing Show and Go! and Shanghai Show and Go! are published by White Song Books. They can be ordered from www.whitesongbooks.com.

Other cities in the Show and Go!™ travel guides collection pipeline include Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, Taipei, and Moscow.

Other cities in the Show and Go!™ Collection