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Please think of Map Happy as a guide for travelers, but we’re not going to tell you what you should see or do.
TripAdvisor, Frommer’s and Lonely Planet are all great but we're a bit more concerned about the in-betweens, making it from point A to B. Whether that’s learning how to smile your way through a shady neighborhood in a second-world country—though we might wonder what you’re doing there in the first place—or figuring out how to order a beer in four different languages, we cover the travel basics.
The faster you get through that, the faster you can bicycle through the tulip blooms in Holland or shop in Tokyo. And that's really the whole point. Bon voyage!