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How to Enjoy New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is an experience all its own and we want to help you be properly prepared for the most amazing week of the year. From exclusive events to some of the best shopping in the city, here’s how to enjoy NYFW like a true fashionista. Learn the basics of New York Fashion…

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September 7, 2022

Things to do on Governors Island

This historic island has been a popular location for picnics, military training and even concerts. Though it was originally part of the city’s defensive plans, Governor’s Island is now home to a unique mix of recreational activities and historical sites. Located in New York Harbor between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, this small island—just…

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August 25, 2022

Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour- Book now!

Introducing our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour It’s no secret that the fashion industry is a major polluter. And it’s also no surprise that we at Like A Local Tours want to do our part in helping the planet. That’s why we created our Sustainable Brooklyn Food & Fashion Tour, which focuses on local…

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August 11, 2022

The Benefits of Meaningful Community Engagement

Love exploring and want to do something meaningful while you do it? Our Social Impact Tours are a new way to explore a city, gain deeper understanding of the community around you and make a difference by volunteering. We offer Social Impact Tours that connect people from around the world to the stories, challenges and…

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May 23, 2022

The Future of Tourism is Social Impact Tourism

Social Impact Tourism The responsible traveler today visits a place in order to get to know its people, culture and history. Social Impact Tourism promises to be an important part of our future as travelers and consumers – not only because it helps us travel more sustainably but also because it provides us with an opportunity…

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May 19, 2022

Here’s why you should patronize local businesses versus corporate chains

Local Businesses Keep Communities Strong The backbone of a community are the local businesses. They are the people who live in the community, pay taxes to the community, and keep things running smoothly. Local businesses also play an important role in keeping your neighborhood safe by providing jobs to local citizens and helping to prevent…

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May 18, 2022

20 Ideas for Sustainable Holiday Gifts

In a September study published in Science about the growth of plastic waste, an international team of researchers estimated that 19 to 23 million metric tons — or 11% of plastic waste generated — ended up in aquatic ecosystems in 2016. And even with countries pledging to help cut waste or better manage it, the amount of…

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December 21, 2020

The Future of Tourism

Like A Local Tours is proud to be a signatory for the Future of Tourism Coalition, a collaborative effort to chart a new, more sustainable direction for tourism and shift the status quo. The Coalition is pursuing a shared global mission: to place destination needs at the center of tourism’s new future. Interested travel and tourism…

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August 29, 2020