One thing that would be cool to have is a link to
Guide to .... It's easy, just bust out a couple paragraphs about the
things you like to see and do where you live, places you take out of
town guests to, or restaurants you like to eat at. Host 'em on a
server, and send an e-mail with the URL to:
Include 'Local Couple' in the subject line, or it'll be
marked/deleted/bounced automatically as spam) Remember, it
have to be fancy – content is key, but it does have to be
things unique and special to your area. And, of course, no commercial
If you just can't put together a local site, at least take the time to write a short review for you're favorite restaurant at ChefMoz the open directory dining guide. Thanks!
One of our big complaints with traveling is that most places
recomended as places to eat are chains. Sorry, but we can eat at a
TGIFriday's here in Tucson, why would we do so in Timbuktu? Instead,
show your support for the local restaurants by
Council of Independent Restaurants of America.
Local Guides to (links verified 21 Feb., 2006):
Francisco We happened to find this one through
Google. Thought it fit the bill for a Local Guide. Asked permission to
link to it (of course), and received it. We think it's an excellent
site, exemplifying our ideals as to what a Local Guide
should be. Check it out, even if you're not planning on
visiting SF anytime soon.
Bay Peninsula Also found through Google. We found this site
quite helpful for our most recent trip to the Monterey area.
For London, UK, and the Irish Republic there is the Knowhere
Guide. This site is full of information from locals, about
the best and worst in their areas.
Also in the UK, there's the alternative
guide to Bracknell. Now if only we knew where Bracknell is....
The Alternative Guide to Scotland is
through, even if you're not headed that way. You can just hear the
accent in some of the reviews!
Well, one of our favorite places to visit is San
Diego, and Local
Wally does a
pretty good job being your tour guide.
If the Boston area is in your plans, check out Wendy
and Tom Dine Out! Having lived in the Boston area, we have
some of these places ourselves, and while we don't agree on the quality
of the food at Redbones (we think it's one of the best BBQ places),
that's the point of having different opinions.
Well, here's another page about Tucson; feel free to
Tucson Page. Be careful, apparently this one has a number of
And another on Tucson that I stumbled upon when
looking up Mi
(a restaurant for which I was preparing a review). Discovering
the Tucson Landscape is mainly a photo essay, but that's
And yet another on Tucson. They found these pages
and let me
know about their Tucson Blog. Fun and good photos: Tucson Querido.
Hawaii's on you travel agenda? Check out Dakine.net
Local's Guide to Hawaii.
Since we will be heading to London soon, we're
looking at Alternative