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

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Walking South West England

By Ellen Barone The sun, the hills, the clotted cream. There’s nothing as existentially refreshing as a slow walk through the English countryside. For eight June days, I strapped on my hiking boots for a coast-to-coast ramble with The Wayfarers across South West England, where the food is local, the air crisp, and the hilltop views…

We’d like to welcome Traveler Intern Giovanna Palatucci, who is getting her sea legs on the blog with this, her first post.  Picture this: cows grazing on Beacon Hill, burlesque theaters in Government Center, and waves crashing at the Old State House doorstep. Certainly this is not what Boston looks like today. As modern architecture…

A “walking tour” in New Holstein, Wisconsin How many of us have signed up for a walking tour only to find ourselves wandering around distracted, wondering about all of the weird things that the tour guide overlooks? Turns out, the quirks are what makes a tour more authentic, according to Preservation Nation, the blog over…

Tour Guide: Walking Rome

This month’s issue of Traveler offers up some of the most authentic offerings found in Rome. And writer and Traveler reader Emilie C. Harting sends over her own favorite pick for exploring the city. Walk this way in Rome. Do you know how to avoid the 2-3 hour lines for such treasures as Vatican City…