Listen to the Voices
There’s help for those of us who love the discovery of travel but hate to look like a tourist. These days, iPods replace the ubiquitous umbrella-toting tour leader. They save us from asking directions and unfolding unwieldy maps on foreign street corners. So rush to your computer now and download these sound-seeing programs that will illuminate your next sojourn.
are colorful dining and drinking guides from Rough Guides that reveal the food and drink of Dublin, Amsterdam, Madrid, and other cities. Free, www.roughguides.com
Soundwalk assaults the senses with audacious interactive walks through Newwww.soundwalk.com
BlueBrolly’s London Audio Walks take you on 50-minute wanderings from Shakespeare’s Globe to the murder sites of Jack the Ripper. $9 to $22, www.bluebrolly.com