The Radar: Inspirational Road Trips, Top 10 Travel Apps, How to Meet the Locals

  • What traveler can resist gorgeous scenery and an open road? These 39 inspirational drives will have you itching to hit the road. [Matador]
  • Put your smartphone to use on your next adventure. Here are 10 apps that help eliminate travel woes and make your next trip a breeze. [Go! Travel]
  • Dive into the heart of a city by chatting up the locals. Whether you’re moving to a new place or just visiting for a spell, here are six tips that will help you meet new people. [Twenty-Something Travel]

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  1. Johnny
    Costa Rica
    July 27, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Great post! I just wanted to add that other than apps what smart travelers need to do is to check the local sites and websites to get and see accurate and updated information that we sometimes do not even find at sites like wikipedia, Lonely Planet, etc.. See this example, some webs just do not look as professional just because are made by locals but one thing is for sure and is that the information found there is gold for any traveler. come to Santa Teresa in Costa Rica

  2. Lilit
    July 25, 2012, 7:30 am

    Awesome shot

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