The Lowdown

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We have found out the best restaurants, bars, outdoor activities, markets, shopping, and more from locals around the US, London, and soon the world! Our guests talk about everything from the best places to go in Ventura, things to do in Park City, where to drink and shop in NYC, where to get the best burgers across the US, and so much more.

  • Experience the Good Life in Chandler, Arizona

    The population of Chandler has tripled in size since the 90's! Check out why visitors and locals alike are flocking to this Sonoran city in our latest video!

  • 5 Exciting Things to Do Outdoors in Tucson, Arizona - Sonoran Desert, Biking + More

    After exploring Tucson’s colorful art scene and famed Sonoran cuisine, we met up with John Heiman of Southwest Trekking to learn all about the most exciting outdoor activities.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A Premiere Culinary Destination

    WATCH: Ever since Tucson was designated a World City of Gastronomy by UNESCO the world has taken notice of all the flavor & culinary history this southern Arizona town has to offer

  • The Taste of Napa Valley

    Whether you come for the vineyards or the friendly faces -- you’ve still got to eat! Luckily, the area is home to some of the best fine dining California has to offer.

  • Best Sunset Pictures on Instagram

    Did your favorite vacation destination make the list? You might be surprised by which Instagram snaps were our favorites!

  • Top 5 Reasons to Visit Macao

    A small peninsula in southeast China, Macao offers more than 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites, family-friendly attractions, world-class cuisine, and more!

  • Jesse Malin's Guide to East Village Dive Bars

    Jesse Malin discusses his favorite East Village Dive Bars. Catch great local music & avoid busy tourist areas with Jesse's list of top NYC Dive Bars!

  • Visit Tropea Italy

    Planning a trip to Italy? Add Tropea to your list of cities to visit. The beaches and views are some of the most beautiful in the world.

  • Best Desserts in Pittsburgh

    Cake, doughnuts, macarons, chocolate, and more!! Find out where to get the best desserts in Pittsburgh.

  • Brunch in Manhattan

    A guide to the best brunch spots in NYC that includes oysters, avocado toast, best rosé wine list, Southern California menu, and farm-to-table for weekend brunch.

  • Lori Cheek's Classy New York Date Spots

    NYC-based entrepreneur Lori Cheek, founder of the dating app Cheek'd, shows us the classiest date spots. Watch the video & plan a NYC night in style!

  • Classic NYC Burgers

    Travel Savvy asked America's foremost hamburger expert George Motz to find the best burger in NYC. Check out these local New York burger places on your trip!

  • Late Night Diners

    If it's 2AM and you find yourself hungry in NYC, these diners are open all night. Musician and bar owner Jesse Malin gives his picks for late night eats.

  • Where to Eat in Ventura County Coast

    Ventura County is loaded with great dining options for every meal. Watch now to learn where to find the best food & drinks from Ventura County locals!

  • Stunning Supermoon Pics from Around the Globe

    Check out how Instagrammers from around the globe managed to capture this ethereal sight in these perfect, wanderlust-worthy photographs.

  • Shopping in Downtown NYC

    NYC shops that you will not find in the mall. New Yorker and musician Jesse Malin gives list of where to shop for books, consignment clothing, guitars, and more.

  • Real Flavor of London

    Get the real flavor of London from local Lisa Comfort, owner of Sew Over It. She recommends independent shops & cafes in the best London markets!

  • 5 Must Try Regional Burgers

    George Motz, America's foremost hamburger expert, tells Travel Savvy about five of the best burgers in the U.S. Learn more about America's best burgers now!

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