One of my favorite parts about traveling is being completely submersed in another culture. You learn so much about yourself when you learn about other ways of life.
The best way to do this is to not stick to the usual tourist attractions, but do what the locals do.
I am not a city person but visiting New York City with two locals showing me around made the trip much more enjoyable. They were able to help me find the right bus stop coming in to the city as well as show me around the subway system. They also brought me to a couple awesome rooftop bars.
If you’re traveling to a new city where you don’t know anyone City Unscripted will help you out. They have a team of locals in various cities around the world, you’ll be able to meet up with someone with similar interests and they’ll show you around.
City Unscripted makes traveling to New York City, London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Barcelona, among other cities, simple.