Look Like a Local: Travelers Not Tourists

Look Like a Local is a travel and tourism podcast that interviews local residents to find the hidden gems that each destination has.
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May 31, 2015

Le Anne Lindsay of the Philly based blog Tinsel and Tine does a great job of taking us through the city of Brotherly Love...Philadelphia!!!  Philly is one of the cornerstones of the founding of America.  History is entrenched within this town, but it's also a very cosmpolitan city with some great destinations and events that need to be seen.  Le Anne takes us through the ins and outs of the city, so pack those bags, and lets travel to Philadelphia!

May 30, 2015

We're headed back to Portland, Maine!  Robert Witkowski of the Portland Visitors Bureau takes us on a inside tour of this hip Northern city.  Travel to Portland and see what many have described as the best kept secret in the Northeast.  Robert shows us some of his favorite restaraunts and hangouts.  He also takes us to the hidden gems that only the locals are supposed to know about.

May 29, 2015

Alex Newell Taylor, a lifelong resident of Bar Harbo and one of the directors of Summer Festival of the Arts takes us through the destination she calls home.  Alex leads us through a destination that has been described as a beautiful piece of land where you can kick back and soak in the natural beauty or you can go out and seek adventure.  Bar Harbor is going to have it all.  From biking and kayaking, to hiking and mountain climbing, any lover of nature is going to feel right at home during their stay in Bar Harbor.

May 28, 2015

When you travel to Portland, Maine you can truly have it all.  A cosmpolitan city, steeped in history, Portland will have you wondering why you didn't visit here sooner.  Portland is located right on the coast, but the mountains are never too far away.  With many local shops and restaurants waiting for you, it's a city that you will want to travel to over and over again.  Our resident tour guide Kristel Hayes is a singer who performs with her band the Neer Do Wells, she has a beautiful voice, and a deep appreciation for her adopted hometown.    

May 27, 2015

Provincetown, Massachusetts is the jewel of Cape Cod.  Situated on the very Eastern tip, the town is everything you would want a Massachusetts coastal town to be.  It is a destination for those who crave artistic ventures in a wide variety of mediums.  It boasts a wide variety of art galleries that show off local artisans creations.  Our resident tour guide Howard Karren takes us through his hometown and helps us to look less like a tourist and more like a local.

May 26, 2015

Brattleboro, Vermont has that beautiful and ideal feel for a Vermont destination.  But when you travel there you find out that Brattleboro has so much more to offer.  Join us in our travels as Orly Munzing takes us on a tour of her hometown.  Brattleboro continues to impress visitors and the experts couldn't agree more.  Brattleboro was named #11 in the Smithsonians best small towns to vacation in.  So go ahead and make for Brattleboro and see what all the fuss is about.

May 25, 2015

Kristen Adamo takes us through Providence, Rhode Island and show us that there is nothing small about this mid size city.  Providence packs a punch with a vibrant arts scene, thanks to being home to the Rhode Island School of Design.  It also has perhaps the coolest festival in North America, the Water Fire show, that lights up the Providence River.  It is a spectacular sight, one that should be a must see on every travelers bucket list.  So head up North East and take the time to stop in Providence and explore this fascinating city.

May 24, 2015

Milo and Rainy of the band Eye_Witness show off their hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.  A city settled in central Massachusetts, Worcester serves as a great base to explore and travel all over the New England country side.  But Worcester is a hidden gem in its own right with many small businesses to explore and a vibrant music scene as shown to us by Milo and Rainy!  Defintely worth a visit!

May 23, 2015

Hop on board as we travel to Boston, Massachusetts.  Full of American history, Boston attracts many with it's deep roots in the founding of our country.  The city hosts world class cuisine, museums, and sports franchises.  Boston also is home to world class higher learning institutions which give the city a vibrant student culture, while still embracing it's historic roots.  Travel with us as hometown musician and songwriter Will Dailey shows us his home city and everything that it has to offer.

May 22, 2015

Travel to Newport, Rhode Island and experience the gilded age of America's wealthy elites.  Today the mansions once built by these titans of American industry are open to the public.  That's not all Newport has though, beautiful coastal walks, museums, and old forts are many of the attractions that will bring a traveler closer to America's past.  We are joined by our resident tour guide Bill Bagwell who is the owner of the Cliffside Inn, a beautiful bed and breakfast located in Newport.

May 21, 2015

Edgartown is a island getaway that you need to experience.  Travel there and take in the amazing restaraunts, shops, and local scenery.  Take in one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.  Marnely Rodriguez is our resident tour guide and she provides valuable insight that anyone traveling to Edgartown needs to hear!

May 20, 2015

Nantucket spurs many images for people.  Though it has a reputation as a playground for the very well to do, Joann Barnham of the Nantucket Yoga Festival, opens the doors to everyone.  Joann takes on a beautiful tour of this stunning island and shows that it is indeed within everyones reach to visit this fabled destination.

May 19, 2015

Travel to South Norwalk, Connecticutt as Ria Rueda of Bread and Butter Marketing takes us and shows all that South Norwalk or SONO (as the locals call it) has to offer.  South Norwalk has been described as a place where classic waterfront meets urban hip.  Only one mile from New York City, SONO can make a great base for visiting the region as a whole!

May 18, 2015

Hartford has a lot to offer guests.  Restaraunts and museums, art galleries and wonderful theater.  Hartford continues to impress.  We have local resident Nick Balkun who is going to take us on a tour of the city he calls home.  Nick points out so many unique features in this interview.  You can tell that he has a real sense of pride when it comes to his hometown.  

May 17, 2015

New Haven Connecticut is a triple threat.  You have a vibrant city feel, with a beautiful shoreline and close rural areas that make it so you don't have to spend hours in the car!  Join us as Peter Sonski, head of the Knights of Columbus museum takes us through all that New Haven has to offer visitors.  With some great choices for restaraunts and shops, Peter gives us the full insider tour.  

May 16, 2015

Head to Rochester New York the Flower City.  Rochester is full of surprises from the world class Strong Museum of Play to one of the Largest Jazz Festivals in the United States.  Rochester continues to be a beautiful city that you will want to travel to.  The region around Rochester also boasts a number of different travel destinations that are worth exploring.  Guided by resident tour guide Chris Clemens of, he shows us some of Rochester's best attractions and what makes it such a unique visit.

May 15, 2015

New York City has always been known as a travel destination.  A place where you can take in so much and still have so much more to do.  So lets head to New York City as Greg Young, host of the Bowery Boys podcast takes into the hidden gems that make up New York.  Greg shows us some of the best places to eat, shop, and some very cool destinations while we are in the Big Apple.  

May 14, 2015

Kristi Kennedy of the Adirondack Visitors Bureau takes us through Plattsburgh.  Located on the shores of Lake Champlain and nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.  Kristi will lead us through the natural wonders of the region as well as the unique cultural aspects that make up Plattsburgh.  Activities range from golfing, hiking, fishing, boating, and kayaking.  This is the destination that has it all at a reasonable budget.

May 13, 2015

Damon Amendolara is a CBS Sports host heard on over 150 stations nationwide.  Damon takes us on a tour of Syracuse and we discover that it's much more than just a "college town."  Syracuse has a lot to offer travelers, including great places to eat, shop and hang out.  Located a short drive from the Finger Lakes and other destinations, Syracuse is a perfect base to go and explore other parts of the region.

May 12, 2015

Ithaca is 10 square miles surrounded by reality.  Or at least that is what I have been told.  Join me as we visit this destination that is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region.  Ithaca is a great mix of natural beauty and unique culture.  Our resident tour guide Katherine Banko is going to take us on a tour of this great destination.  

May 12, 2015

Buffalo New York is a great travel destination for everyone.  It's a great foodie city and has a lot to offer.  Described by Anthony Bordain as a "weirdly wonderful place", the people of Buffalo share a deep passion and pride for their city.  They love their Buffalo Bills and Sabres.  They also have a deep appreciation for Buffalo's diverse backgrounds.  With as many different cultures converging on to one another, you're going to have some great food options to choose from as well.  So take a trip out to Buffalo with Chris "the Bulldog" Parker of WGR 550 as he shows off Buffalo.

May 7, 2015

It's there in every traveler.  The desire to see more than what the tourist traps have to offer.  Here at Look Like a Local we interview local residents of travel destinations to find out where the local residents go to enjoy a meal, hang out, and shop.  We are committed to showing you the best that every destination has to offer through the eyes of a local resident.  So you can count on this show to deliver 7 days a week of travel excitement as we explore North America and the destinations that make it great.