Why lug around heavy guide books when you can download an audio tour for your iPod or mp3 player? You get to follow the tour on your own schedule, and best of all, it’s totally affordable.
A site called iJourneys.com offers audio tours in several European cities for about $15, which download in under a minute.
This company was founded by a journalist, so her goal is to seek out hidden gems like underground tunnels, lesser-known sites with historical significance, and places that have an interesting story attached to it.
Another company called Tourcaster, is an aggregate site that sells several audio tours from different sources. Tours are available in dozens of locations, from Arlington National Cemetery to Angkor Wat.
These tours run between one and two hours, and even come with sound effects—and cost between $10 and $15 each.
Another new company called Audiosnacks doesn’t have the same professional quality—but for good reason.
They’re created by regular travelers just like you.
Best of all, you can even publish your own audio tour and sell it on the site. You get to keep 80% of the profits.
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