Helping you travel deeper and escape your comfort zone.

Think the travel world’s only split into hardcore backpackers and tick-the-box tourists? We call nonsense. You’re out to see a destination’s must see spots, but also to sneak off the tourist path to find the spots that only locals go. You’re chasing experiences with value, and we’ve got you. When you travel with us, it’s no fluff, just the good stuff—because your vacation deserves more than just scratching the surface.

Experience the full spectrum of travel

We’re all about striking the perfect balance: experiencing the best a place has to offer without breaking the bank or skimping on the good stuff. We’ll eat off plastic plates at a back-alley taco stand one night and dine under the stars at a top-rated spot the next. If it’s genuine and truly enriching, count us in. We dive into new cultures headfirst, ready to learn, taste, and embrace everything, from the grit to the glam.

Hey! We’re Juliana and Martín!

Our story began when we met while working on cruise ships, and our shared passion for exploration and culture soon turned into a lifelong adventure together. Born in two different countries—Juliana in the USA and Martín in Mexico—we initially embarked on a journey to explore each other’s cultures. We began by crisscrossing through the states and regions of our homelands, and soon our curiosity pushed us beyond, leading us to explore and share stories from around the world. Tourist to Local was born from a desire to bridge cultural divides and showcase the diverse ways people live, celebrate, and connect.

Oh yeah, and our golden retriever, Napa, sometimes also joins in on our adventures!

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Watch our Latest Adventure

Join us on an exciting journey as we take the ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo with Buquebus! 🌊 In this video, we share our experience, provide tips on what to expect during the ferry ride, and give you our first impressions of Uruguay. 🇺🇾

Did you know we make all our videos in English and Spanish?

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