Look Like a Local: Travelers Not Tourists

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Jul 18, 2015

In this episode we travel to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Bart van Poll shows us around his hometown.  Including a music festival that features artists from all around the world.  Also, he shows us how to hitchike on to a boat in one of Amsterdams canals and how to bicycle around this beautiful city.

Jul 17, 2015

Amsterdam is a historic and beautiful city.  Travel there with Bar Van Poll of Spotted by Locals.  Bart takes us to an Ethiopian restaurant, a underground music venue that used to be a World War II bunker and so much more.  In this episode you are going to discover that there is way more to Amsterdam than just meets the eye.

Jul 16, 2015

Travel to Buffalo and see what's in store for this city that is making huge strides towards establishing itself in the travel scene.  With a great culinary scene and an understated history and architecture vibe throughout the city you are going to want to make sure that you see this great travel destination.  Angie DiFrancesco takes us through her hometown and leads us through the beauty that is Buffalo NY.

Jul 15, 2015

Travel to Charlotte and find out that this city is a contemporary and thriving destination.  From a solid sports scene to embracing nature just a short drive away, if you're bored in Charlotte it's your own fault.  Dave Reed has been a resident of the area for 10 years and shows us some of his favorite haunts.  From great BBQ's to dueling pianists, Dave takes us on a memorable tour of this great city.

Jul 14, 2015

Travel to Roanoke and find a city that is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While Roanoke offers much in the way of out door activities, it also offers so much in the way of arts and culture.  Cassandra Nolan of BaconFestVA takes us on a tour of this great travel destination.  And oh yeah, did I mention she is the founder of BACONFEST!!!

Jul 13, 2015

Washington DC is known for being a hot spot of traveler activity.  So many come here to see the art, history, and museums that adorn this beautiful city.  With so many options though, we are going to need an awesome resident tour guide to show us around.  Lucky for us we have Amy Melrose of Free in DC.  This is your source for all things Washington.  But even better still, the events that Amy mentions are either free or crazy cheap.  This is a must guide for anyone headed out to Washington DC. 

Jul 11, 2015

Travel to Charlotte and experience a city that is evolving from a traditional banking city to a virbrant and upbeat cosmopolitan metropolis.  Charlotte has a wealth of food, culture, and natural surroundings that should satisfy everything on your travel to do list.  With us is Mary Cowx of the, she leads us through all of the great things Charlotte has to offer.

Jul 9, 2015

Travel to Tampa Bay and experience a different kind of Florida.  With a rich influx of Cuban and Hispanic culture, Tampa Bay offers a vibrant foodie scene.  It also has a rich network of outdoor activities for those who want to soak up some of that Florida sun.  Chad Malone takes us on a tour of some of the unique festivals that Tampa has to offer and that you will not want to miss.  

Jul 8, 2015

The Capital Region of New York has so much to offer the traveler.  From great historic destinations to arts and culture you are going to find it here.  Take a walk through the New York State Museum, the oldest of its kind in the United States.  Take a river cruise down the Hudson and see the capital from a different point of view.  We have resident tour guide Kelly Ballard to show us around these amazing destinations and she does an amazing job.

Jul 7, 2015

Hershey Pennsylvania may be known as the chocolate capital of the world, but it offers so much more to visitors.  Travel with us as we explore some of the amazing destinations of this great town.  Hillary Amici shows us the local scene in a way that will please everyone in your family.

Jul 3, 2015

Having done quite a few episodes, it's time we take a look at some of the great foodie destinations we've talked about!  We've had everything from eateries in old churches, to Thai food in Montpelier Vermont.  So check it out on this episode.

Jul 2, 2015

San Jose is in the heart of Silicon Valley.  It makes a perfect hub that connects people from all over the world, and thus has been given a sense of ethnic diversity that few other cities can rival.  San Jose makes the perfect launching point to explore the great state of California and with us is Chris Christensen home of the Amateur Traveler podcast.  You are going to want to check it out!

Jul 1, 2015

Frommers said "While you weren't looking, Richmond got cool."  Known largely as a historical city, Richmond is making quite the impression on travelers as it branches out and shows that there is much more to be seen.  From a vibrant culture and music scene to many dining options as well, you're going to want to see Richmond and everything that it has for those who love to travel.  Josh Bearman of the band the Hot Seats takes us through and shows us what Richmond has to offer.



Jun 30, 2015

Travel to Washington DC and see some of the cornerstones of the United States historical rise.  From historic buildings, museums, and monuments to the artistic culture that thrives throughout the city, Washington is a must stop destination.  Tim Wright will take us around his home city and show us what it takes to Look Like a Local in Washington DC.

Jun 29, 2015

The best festivals we have talked about so far, in one show!  We're taking you back through some of the amazing festivals we've heard about so you can make some travel plans and check them out!

Jun 28, 2015

Travel to Richmond and discover that although there is plenty of history about, it's not all that Richmond has to offer.  Richmond offers a wide range of things to do and see while in the city.  There is history to be sure, but there are arts and music festivals as well.  Richmond is definitely a city on the move and you are going to want to catch up with her as fast as you can.  Adam Worcester of Triple Crossing Brewing gives us the inside tour of this great town.



Jun 27, 2015

Travel to Washington DC and see some of the most amazing and historic gems that this nation has to offer.  From the Jefferson Memorial to the Capital Building it's all here waiting for you.  The museums are second to none and many of them are free too!  Our local resident tour guide is Mirna Soares of Spotted by Locals.  Definitely check it out!

Jun 26, 2015

Hey!  Here's two songs from the Blind Owl Band.  Eric Munley who we interviewed for the Saranac Lake show does an amazing job and you are going to want to check them out!

Jun 26, 2015

Travel with us to White Sulphur Springs.  Located in the heart of Big Sky Country it is the perfect place to get away from it all.  Surrounded by mountains and having access to some great fishing you are going to want to make it a must stop while traveling through Big Sky Country.  Sarah Calhoun is the director of the Red Ants Pants Music Festival and will be showing us around her hometown.

Jun 25, 2015

Saranac Lake is locate in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains.  It is here that you will find a myriad of outdoor activities to embark upon.  From climbing mountains, to bicycling, and hiking, it all can be yours in Saranac Lake.  Our local resident tour guide is Eric Munley of the musical group the Blind Owl Band.  Eric shows us all the ins and outs of looking like a local in Saranac Lake.

Jun 24, 2015

Travel with us to our first over seas destination.  Terlizzi Italy.  This is not your perfectly manicured tour with throusands of other tourists.  Terlizzi is the real thing.  Located in Southern Italy, it still has the feel that it did many years ago.  Find out what it was like to make the olive oil and the cheeses that Italy is known for.  Terlizzi is the place to do it.  Paul Cappeli takes us on a guided tour as we check out Italy from a locals perspective.



Jun 23, 2015

After three previous episodes, what can be left to talk about in Boston.  PLENTY!  Travel to Boston with your resident tour guide Marissa Berenson Yaar who takes us on a detailed tour of this great city.  Marissa digs deep to find us some great hidden gems, not only in Boston but in the day trip destinations as well.  Boston continues to surprise with its seemingly endless amount of hidden gems waiting to be explored.

Jun 22, 2015

Braden Golub of the parking app Spot shows us around his hometown.  Boston is a historical city that continually offers visitors endless options that you need to be made aware of.  Braden takes us on a tour of some great bakeries, festivals, and places to dine.  Boston will delight you and intrigue you as you jump into one of the historical cornerstones of the United States.

Jun 22, 2015

Check out this episode on Charlottesville and ignore the previously released version.  Charlottesville mixes a historic vibe with a southern romanticism that you will want to experience for yourself.  Charlottesville is a destination that has food, fun, and a whole lot of history.  Check it out in this FULL episode!  Thanks everyone!






Jun 21, 2015

Travel to Charlottesville, Virginia.  The perfect city to find everything that you are looking for out of a great travel destination.  Quickly becoming a top foodie destination, Charlottesville boast many top eateries.  It also has more than it's share of history all tied into one.  Our resident tour guide Jerry Sole will give us a tour of this great destination and show us why after he lived in New York and Los Angeles, he chose Charlottesville.

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