We all want to travel like a local. Like many of you, I spend a significant amount of time on my vacations chatting with anyone and everyone - taxi drivers, bartenders, shop owners, fellow diners - searching for 'in-the-know' restaurants, boutiques, markets, and more. The ideal scenario, however, is to connect with a local in advance of a trip. With this in mind, I'm thrilled to announce our new series of Compass & Key travel guides, Local Expert.
Introducing Local Expert
Drawing from the Compass & Key community, along with our network of travel connections, friends, and family, we search high and low for people who are truly passionate about their hometown. Every Local Expert shares travel tips, stories, and a special walking tour designed exclusively for Compass & Key readers.
Series Launch: The Island of Key West
For our first Local Expert feature, we connected with Stacy Peele, a South Florida native and 10-year resident, to bring the tropical oasis of Key West to life. Located at the southernmost tip of the United States, Key West is an island with a rich cultural history, dynamic ethnic food scene, and spectacular natural beauty.
Discover Key West with Stacy as your guide, from the best Cuban coffee to a secret garden to the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
More Local Expert features are in the works for destinations like Copenhagen and Malta. Do you know someone who could be our next Local Expert? We would love to hear from you. Share your recommendations by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more vacation inspiration, make sure to peruse all the Compass & Key destination guides.