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Guidebooks are great and travel videos can tell you part of the story, but when it comes to truly experiencing a destination, nothing beats the advice of a local. That’s why we reached out to the insightful insiders assembled here—shop owners, tour guides, restaurateurs, and many others—and asked them to share their favorite aspects of the communities they call home, giving them a voice to tell their story. Their collective passion shines through in the recommendations collected here. Take our advice and follow their advice—you’ll be glad you did. 

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