locals

7. Maputo, Mozambique A coastal city studded with colonial architecture, Maputo is also one of the world's "fastest-growing
9. Bruges, Belgium "Being in Bruges is like being in a fairy tale," exclaimed a reader last year, and the reviews this year
Heat waves heralding the start of summer melt the ski bums off the hill, giving a ghost town feel to the mountain towns they once overran.
Locals cannot always be trusted to be the perfect guides. They may know the best routes through a town and a great secret restaurant, but locals are often out of touch with many tourists' experiences and desires.
I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we can do to be good travelers, which in turn gives us better travels.