Europe: Pick your live, personal city guide

Posted on January 14, 2008

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Traveling with a boring guide book? Not happy with the restaurant listing of your Lonely Planet? Annoyed because there’s no word on golf courses/spas/vintage clothes boutiques/ you name it in your TimeOut edition?

Brighter times are ahead.

Take an online trip to Viamigo, the brainchild of San Francisco based creative/journalist  jeff goldsmith, and pick from a vast menu of local guides that you don’t have to lug around: living, breathing residents who are willing to put their arduously collected personal expertise at your disposal. Need a historian to explore the finer nuances of Sicilian baroque? Chances are you might find one on viamigo. Or maybe you feel like sharing your city wisdom with others? Sign up as a guide.

More on viamigo:

VIAmigo.com helps global travelers find authentic, local experiences and insider adventures – by connecting them with personal tour guides from everywhere. We simply let independent tour guides tell everyone what travelers can see chez eux – and we let travelers rate guides. VIAmigo.com is, pardon the jargon, a one-to-one destination marketing platform. Go beyond the guidebook. Go everywhere. Get into everything.

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