Tag archives for Tour Guides

Can smartphone apps replace real-life tour guides? Sometimes.

Duncan in Scotland, Mauricio in Patagonia, Heath in Tasmania, Jay in Wyoming, Ibrahim in Iran, George in Kenya. As we were planning this year’s “Tours of a Lifetime” feature, knowledgeable and yes, good-looking guides from my own past trips kept coming to mind. I realized that the people whose job it is to show us…

Should Tour Guides Be Licensed?

The owners of a Segway tour operator in Washington D.C. sued the city last week in federal court to protest a requirement that their tours guides be licensed, arguing that the city’s new regulations infringe upon their right to free speech. The company claims that the District shouldn’t designate who can and can’t talk about…

The allure of discount airfare, coupled with a reunion with high school friends, means I’m heading out this weekend on a jaunt to Puerto Rico, and I’m of course ready and willing to hear your tips. I’m looking forward to visiting the UNESCO site of Old San Juan, but am sure that you have suggestions…