TripAdvisor is annoying. The family that gave five stars to the amusement park does not have the same opinions or interests as the newly married couple planning a weekend getaway. Yelp’s rating system is also limiting, mostly due to reviewers that gave one star to a restaurant because they got a parking ticket outside. (That’s not the restaurant’s fault! Arg!) This isn’t relevant or helpful travel information, and we’re sick of having to muddle through the mess to find out what is actually worth visiting.
The key to an enjoyable travel experience is knowing a local. Our favorite trips have been planned by those who live in the place we visit. We asked friends, family, and even strangers what has influenced their most memorable travel experiences, and the local factor came up again and again. There are tons of travel blogs that chronicle personal travel experiences. But these bloggers are usually in a foreign place and their routes might not be the best ones the place has to offer; they’re simply the ones that the blogger chose to visit. Why should you rely on their advice to organize your precious travel time? (You shouldn’t.)
This site aggregates the advice from lots of locals, from lots of places, and with lots of experience in their cities. We’ll leave the ‘off the beaten path’ guides to the travel bloggers, and provide you with quick, concise tips for what to see in the cool cities you’re about to visit.
P.S. Want to know more about the curators at Trust the Locals? Click here!