Look Like a Local: Travelers Not Tourists

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Jun 20, 2015

Travel to Syracuse New York and see what so many have been talking about.  Syracuse is a city moving and shaking to a better future and now is the time to see it before it becomes the spot for everyone to see.  Local residents Lorna and Jonah take us out and about and show us what the "kids" are doing in Syracuse these days.  They take us to their favorite food destinations and other haunts that make Syracuse special.

Jun 19, 2015

Montpelier is waiting for you to come explore it's ultra hip streets.  Come one and come all is the official motto of Montpelier and with it's laid back lifestyle, it's easy to see why so many are drawn to this great destination.  Taking us on the tour will be Bo Muller of  Bo is a folk artist who loves his city and will take you through everything that Montpelier has to offer.

Jun 18, 2015

Travel to Rehoboth Beach Delaware.  A premiere destination that will have you coming back time and time again.  A great beach resort with plenty to do and see, it's time to travel to this great beach town.  Bob Yesbek is a local food critic who is going to take us and show us exactly how to look like a local in Rehoboth Beach.

Jun 17, 2015

Travel to Burlington Vermont, where there is an beautiful mix of art, culture and food.  Local resident Jim Lockridge of Big Heavy World Music takes us on a tour of this great destination.  Jim shows us the thriving music scene in Burlington is just one of the many aspects why you should visit and travel to Burlington.  Like right now.

Jun 16, 2015

Travel to Fayetteville, West Virginia.  This destination attracts nature enthusiasts from around the globe.  Located near the New River Gorge, Fayetteville serves as a great hub while working on your next great outdoor adventure.  Chris Colin of ACE Adventure resort tells us that it's all in the outdoors where we can find the most adventure and travel excitement.  

Jun 15, 2015

Boston Massachusetts is home to the American Revolution.  A historic and vibrant community, Boston offers so much for the traveler.  From arts and culture to music and more Boston has it all!  Nicola Williams is the founder of the Williams Agency, which produces so many Bostons popular festivals.  She will take us on a tour of this beautiful city and show us what Boston is all about.

Jun 14, 2015

Lancaster has always been known for its large Amish community.  Lynn Griffin is here to show us that there is so much more to this Pennsylvania town.  

Jun 13, 2015

Travel to Ocean City Maryland.  A beautiful island that is waiting for you to come play in its warm sand.  Ocean City has been a resort town for decades now, and it still welcomes generations of returning guests.  They come back because they know that this is the destination where they can see goregous sunrises over the ocean and at dusk watch the sun set down into the bay.  They come because this resort area actually feels lived in, with a working port nearby.  They come because it is a destination that has lived up to its reputation time and time again.  Ann McGinnis is the director of and is going to take you through this beautiful destination.  

Jun 12, 2015

Travel to Baltimore, Maryland.  This city has so much to offer visitors.  A historic city that has played a role in the forming of the United States, Baltimore is a city that deserves to be recognized.  Coming to grips after the riots in West Baltimore, the city is welcoming visitors with the same charm and hospitality that has made it a great travel destination for years.  Kevin Lynch shows us that though the healing still continues, so does the desire to show visitors this great destination.

Jun 11, 2015

Pittsburgh is reinventing itself from steel town to traveler town.  It welcomes travelers with a thriving culture and music scene.  Local resident Mike Medved takes us through his lifelong hometown.  Climb a top Mount Washington for amazing views or try a Dirt Rag Burger (it has Peanut Butter!)  Whatever your taste are, Pittsburghs residents are going to welcome you with open arms. 

Jun 10, 2015

Jess Feakins of New York City takes you on a tour of this great destination.  Travel to New York and find out all of the secret gems that this travel mecca has for you.  The food, the culture, and the art it is all here for the traveler who wants to see more than just Times Square.  From Christmas in New York to the easily walkable neighborhoods, Jess does an amazing job of showing us around New York.  

Jun 9, 2015

It lies in the shadow of New York City, but Jersey City should not be ignored.  Travel there and find out what so many others have missed.  Jersey City has a wide variety of different cultures that you are going to want to embrace.  This mixture of different lifestyles throughout the world gives Jersey City a unique standing for those travelers who are looking for something different.  Our resident tour guide is Mollie Thonneson, a local artist who is willing to take us through her exciting hometown.

Jun 8, 2015

Annapolis Maryland has been synonomous with the Naval Academy that calls it home.  But when you get a chance to travel there you will discover that Annapolis also offers so much more.  A historical town, Annapolis offers visitors a small town feel that will leave travelers feeling relaxed as they stroll the streets.  Annapolis also offers a wide variety of culinary options as well as a cultrual feast.  Erik Evans director of the first Sundays festival is our resident tour guide who is going to show us all around his hometown.

Jun 7, 2015

Travel to Philadelphia as we explore this rich and vibrant history.  Philly was the cornerstone of the American fight for independence, and today it is proud of the history that made it famous.  Philadelphia also offers a wide variety of entertainment as well.  Michelle Gambino of the 9th Street Italian Festival takes us for a stroll through old and new Philadelphia and shows us that there is more to this town than meets the eye.  

Jun 6, 2015

North Conway is a charming community that makes a great destination for anyone who is looking to travel to New England.  Nestled in the shadow of Mount Washington, North Conway makes a great four season destination as there is always something to do not matter the season.  Brian Charles takes us through a small town that has big surprises for those who visit this great destination

Jun 5, 2015

Travel to New York City as we explore this mecca for travelers from all around the world.  Jackie Clair of York Avenue blog is our resident tour guide as she shows us the amazing features that make up her favorite spots of New York City.  Jackie also shows us around Long Island including some great insider information for visiting the Hamptons.

Jun 4, 2015

Philadelphia, the city so nice we traveled there thrice!  Philly is a great city and as we can see through the different interviews there are many aspects that make Philly great depending on what local you talk to.  Travel to Philly and see what the city of Brotherly Love has in store for you!

Jun 3, 2015

Travel to Philadelphia!  This historic city is a city with a wide variety of activities to do, but you have to know how to find them.  Kyle Scott of takes us through his hometown and shares his passion for the city and the sports teams that they hold dear.  Steeped in history, but marching towards the future, Philadelphia is a town that you must see to believe.

Jun 2, 2015

Travel to historic Gettysburg Pennsylvania.  Carl Whitehill takes us through this town, known for the famous battle that happened on these hallowed grounds.  But Carl is quick to show us that Gettysburg is more than just history.  It has a vibrant feel from the many people and businesses that call it home.  Come with us and see that there's more to Gettysburg beyond the battlefield.  

Jun 1, 2015

When we say quintesential New England town, Keene needs to pop right inside your head.  Keene is a beautiful destiantion where you can soak up some of that famous New England charm, or go out and explore the wonderful wilderness that surrounds. it.  Travel to this spot in South West New Hampshire and discover why so many who travel to Keene, never want to come back.  With it's rich history and its penchant for attracting artists and musicians, you're going to want to pack a lot.  You're not going to want to leave.

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.

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