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December 18 2011

10 BEST APPS FOR TRAVELING LIKE A LOCAL

Alicia Leonard

For those who are seasoned travelers and not simply tourists, these smart applications will help you travel through the eyes of a local. Leave your guidebooks behind and rely on the inside scoop - just in time for the holidays.

1. Local Eats

Local Eats features independently-owned restaurants and local places only. You'll find no run-of-the-mill, national chain restaurants here. Those interested in an authentic dining experience will appreciate the GPS "what's near me" feature and the ease of booking a taxi directly through the app itself.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later

Cost: $0.99

2. Spotted by Locals - Experience Europe Like a Local

Writers living in 39 cities all over the European continent contribute to Spotted by Locals, providing travelers with the insider scoop. Save your favorite spots and peruse tips handpicked by town denizens. The app is full of insider tips and is promptly up-to-date and all updates are made automatically, offline.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Cost: FREE

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