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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Sep 16, 2015

Lola Akinmade of Slow Travel Stockholm takes us through one of the most idealic cities in all of Europe.  Lola helps us explore the hidden neighborhoods that make up this city.  We explore traditional Swedish fare like Swedish meatballs and reindeer.  We also go to the Vasa Museum where a formerly sunken warship makes up the large part of the building.  Traveling to Lapland to explore the great Northern Lights and we delve into some of the traditional festivals that we need to know about.


Sep 15, 2015

Home to Duke University, Durham has some great things in store for the traveler.  Sam Poley of the Durham Travel and Visitors Bureau shows us some great BBQ sports, the world's second largest group of lemurs, and the World Beer Fest.  If you're into it.  Durham has it!



Sep 10, 2015

In this episode Andrea Mensink of the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau shares the secrets of these great destination.  Come and chow down on stuffed chicken wings with Too Fat to Fly.  Wonder at a 100 year old tortoise at the zoo who just had her first two batches of little turtles.  Andrea also takes time to explain South Carolina's fascination with bow ties and why you gotta look good when you step out in Columbia.

Sep 9, 2015

In this episode we head on over to Columbia SC.  The capital city of South Carolina has been overshadowed by other destinations in this great state, but no more.  Columbia is coming into it's own and wants you to know that there is a lot to explore in this travel destination.  Brian Cole of Columbia Food Tours leads us through Columbia's streets and shows us the great zoo that Columbia has and it's penchant for the delicous boiled peanut.  

Sep 4, 2015

In this episode we visit Winston Salem.  Home of Krispy Kreme Donuts, the father of the Empire State Building, and great southern cooking it's the place to be.  Jeff Smith of takes us through his life time home.  Winston Salem has contributed so much to the American fabric.  Listen to this episode and get ready to be amazed at what Winston Salem has to offer.



Sep 2, 2015

Part 2 of our conversation with the Global Goulets.  This episode focuses on their current travels from New York City to Argentina.  We discuss why they made the choice to travel through Mexico and visit the "Murder Capital of the World" in Honduras.  They continue to provide valuable insight on the world of travel.

Sep 1, 2015

In this episode the guys from the Global Goulets discuss how they turned their travel dreams into a reality.  What made three guys with steady jobs in New York City give it all up to pursue a travel dream from London to Mongolia?  In this episode we discuss overcoming the obstacles and getting out there and help you pursue your own travel goals.  Visit them at

Aug 27, 2015

Lisa Bass takes us through Corolla, NC.  Corolla is filled with amazing features that you won't find in other Outer Banks towns.  Wild horses and Four Wheel Drive vehicles to name a few.  In this episode we discuss crab hunting, shoulder seasons, and why bringing a four wheel drive vehicle is a MUST for any visitor.  Check out everything that is going on at

Aug 26, 2015

In this episode we wrap up our trip with the guys who make up the Global Goulets.  We talk about what makes up a great Friday night in New York City.  Explore the "Boozy Brunch" and why The College Interns are Back Day should be a real thing.  Make sure you check them out at!

Aug 26, 2015

The boys from Global Goulets are showing us around New York City.  Taking a break from their trip from NY to Argentina they show us what New York is all about.  Come with us as they show us where to get a $1 New York slice of pizza, a play where you walk around the set, and where to get some great mozzarella.  The guys also show us why in the city that never sleeps connections are made at 2AM between three people just looking for a ride home.

Aug 21, 2015

Part 2 of our trip to Charleston, West Virginia as Jeff Holbrook of the WV podcast takes us to the Berkshire, an amazing resort that held a bunker to save the members of the US Government.  Jeff also takes us through the amazing number of festivals that Charleston has to offer and also dispels the myths that some believe about this proud state and her great people.

Aug 21, 2015

Charleston West Virginia is a great destination that needs to be explored.  West Virginia as a whole is a state that is often overlooked, but for those that give it a chance, they are often overwhelmed by the amount of beauty and culture that are seamlessly blended together.  No one knows that better than Jeff Holbrook of the WV Podcast who takes us through a city with an amazing capital building, a peanut shop, and some great museums to wrap it all up.  

Aug 19, 2015

In this episode the Chris Smith and Robby Willey of the Virginia Beer Company take us around Williamsburg.  They show us some of the great festivals that Williamsburg has to offer and some of the many Christmas traditions that this destination has to offer.  We also discuss the friendly rivalry between William and Mary and Virginia University.  

Aug 18, 2015

Travel to Williamsburg Virginia with Robby and Chris of the Virginia Beer Company.  We discuss the challanges of eating a 30 inch pizza, the great art museums of Williamsburg, and why craft brewmasters don't try to push each other out of business.  A great interview with a couple of great guys from Williamsburg Virginia.  

Aug 18, 2015

A short episode where I reintroduce Look Like a Local and talk about my sebatical and where Look Like a Local will be going to in the near future.

Aug 7, 2015

In this episode we travel to hip Asheville, North Carolina.  Asheville is a tight knit community that strives to support the local small businesses that make up its downtown area.  With us is director Emily Trimnal.  Emily takes us through her home and shows us some of the unique aspects that make Asheville a great place to visit.  Emily shows us that everything that you know about curry is wrong and that there is a million ways to enjoy some great honey.  Asheville is defintely the place you want to be if you long for some great scenery and a close community that is waiting to welcome visitors.



Aug 6, 2015

Travel to the capital of the United States capital with the founder of, Matt Long.  Matt has traveled to over 70 different nations and all 7 continents.  To say that Matt knows a thing or two about travel would be an understatment.  Matt chose to make Washington his home base for his travels and that should say something about his love for the city.  In this episode, Matt shows us places to eat where celebrity chefs make the meals (and still keep it to $15 a plate), where the hidden gem of the Smithsonian institutes is, and why all the politicians in Washington are slimy.  (Hint:  Washington was built on a swamp!)

Aug 5, 2015

In this episode we travel to Richmond, Virginia with Taylor Womack an resident of this great historic city.  She takes us through Richmond where she introduces us to the white water rafting that can be found right in the city.  Than she takes us to Belle Isle formerly a Civil War POW camp.  Following that up with a Halloween Parade and some good old fashioned cooking, and we got one heck of a show!

Aug 1, 2015

In this episode Sydney Gallimore of takes us on a tour of beautiful South Carolina.  Sydney discusses restaurants in laundromats, shrimp and grits, and the haunted tours of Charleston.  Sydney also talks about the Charleston Mac Off and why men should wear bow ties down in this beautiful destination.



Jul 31, 2015

Travel to beautiful Charleston, South Carolina with Kate Vontaine of  Kate tells us where to get the best sushi, the art museums that make up Charleston, and patiently explains what a grit is to Joel.  Kate also leads us through the great Spoleto festival and why Edisto should be your day trip outside of Charleston.

Jul 30, 2015

Berlin a city of interlocked neighborhoods that make up one of the most fascinating cities in all of the world.  In this episode Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott of the travel blog Uncornered Market discuss the differences between West and East Berlin, street art, and the great festivals that Berlin has to offer.

Jul 29, 2015

Travel to Berlin, Germany with our friends at Uncornered Market, Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott.  This couple has traveled to over 90 different countries and has chosen Berlin to call their homebase.  In this episode we discuss Berlin beer, the neighborhoods that make up this travel destination, and how these two started on a journey of a lifetime.  

Jul 24, 2015

In this episode we travel to historic Moscow, Russia home to cultural, historical, and culinary delights that you will not be able to find in any other city.  In this episode, our guests discuss wearing high heels to the grocery store, the vastness of Moscow, and compare Moscow and Buffalo winters.  Make sure to check it out.

Jul 23, 2015

Travel to Moscow Russia with Rich and Dasha.  The two take us to a dining establishment where patrons eat in the pitch black and order by colors.  Rich tells us why he loves Russian Sushi and Dasha says to look like a local in Russia, grab some Vodka and a balailaka and play to your hearts content.  Finally, Rich tells us why ordering sweet and sour sauce in a Russian McDonalds can give you dirty looks.

Jul 21, 2015

Fort Lauderdale is known for its beaches and in this episode Rochelle Matla takes you through Fort Lauderdale and shows you the hidden gems as well.  From great hole in the wall bars, to amazing state parks, even a grafitti art gallery there is going to be no shortage of interesting things to do in Fort Lauderdale.  Grab some sunscreen and jet on down as we visiti Fort Lauderdale.

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