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How to Use Social Media to Travel Like a Local

To the modern traveler, “living like a local” has become the name of the game. There is little patience for tourist traps, and convenient hotel restaurants fail to sate the appetites of the culture-hungry traveler. As the world becomes more connected, travelers are looking for authentic experiences and are turning to social media to find them.

When you don’t know anyone in town, social media is the best tool for discovering hot restaurants, local events, and the best views. Here’s how to use social media to travel like a local and connect with your destination in real-time.

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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