0263: /new.in.town

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The real time human guide book

For those who travel a lot, finding a good place to eat around your hotel is a task that isn’t hard, so much as it’s just… boring.  There are the usual places to check like Yelp, or asking someone at the front desk who rarely lives in the area, but sometimes you just want to grab a local off the street and ask them.

To do that from your hotel room, or even just waiting for the plane to deboard, just post your question on the local web in localweb.is/new.in.town.  There are locals who are eager to help travelers on the local web since it involves nothing more than having a friendly conversation.

Posting in /new.in.town isn’t really about getting a restaurant review that might be 6 months old.  That is what Yelp is for.  /new.in.town is about interacting with real people on the ground.  Sure, getting a restaurant recommendation is great, but people on /new.in.town like to go deeper.

“If you like Sarducci’s (4.5 stars on Yelp) then you definitely need to walk back to the Marriott along Seekonk pathway by the river, as the smell of fresh baked bread is in the air from the East side bakeries and it’s quite magical.”

The smell in the air doesn’t have an official rating on Yelp yet.

It’s also not unheard of that a recommendation and subsequent conversation in /new.in.town can lead to dinner plans and new and short-lived friendships.  The local web is what you make of it, and this often leads to a lot of serendipitous encounters.

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Image via Jim Penucci on Flickr

 

0058: /hot-spots

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What’s going on, wherever             you’re going

If you travel even semi-regularly, there’s a problem you keep running into: finding out what’s happening that’s interesting around you that day / night or weekend.

Right now on the web you’d have to send a message to every friend, follower or contact in your address book to get an answer.  Or you could maintain and constantly update lists of where people are and their interests. With /hot-spots you could avoid the extra work and simply see what’s happening when you get there.  That way you won’t miss the standing Soul Rebel gig at Le Bon Temps Roule every Thursday, or any of the other great things that happen in New Orleans.

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Img courtesy of Stephen Kennedy / Flickr, CC License 2.0