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Who are Lonely Planet's Locals?

Making the most of city life in Paris. Image © Westend61 / Getty Images Making the most of city life in Paris © Westend61 / Getty Images

Who are Lonely Planet’s Locals?

Sometimes what you really need when planning your next trip is the no-holds-barred, insider scoop on a place. In over 100 cities across the world, from Athens to Zurich, that’s exactly what Lonely Planet’s Locals are here to provide. Writers, researchers and photographers, they are always out and about in their hometowns, covering cool new openings and emerging travel trends as they happen while keeping the rest of the info we publish bang up to date.

Where can I read their stuff?

They are beavering away behind the scenes, updating our regular reviews of museums, galleries, restaurants, bars and other attractions. They also give tips and advice on the best experiences their cities have to offer – so if you’re interested in Athen’s top rooftop bars, unmissable summer festivals in Edinburgh or the very best places to linger over a coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, they’ve got you covered. Locals also keep us up to date with all the latest travel news in their regions, writing about everything from a cat festival in Vancouver to the Gucci Garden boutique launch in fashionable Florence.

I want to live like a Local…

Check out our ongoing series of How to live like a Local articles for inspiration, where they spill the beans on their favourite coffee shops, secret viewpoints, back-alley bars, hot restaurants and the cultural quirks that they love (and hate!) the most. Try Melbourne, Seoul or Belgrade for starters. You’ll be so clued-up by the time you visit these cities, you might even be mistaken for a local yourself…

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