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Festival of Books: In San Francisco, sightseeing by ear
Festival of Books: In San Francisco, sightseeing by ear

Headed to San Francisco soon? The people at Detour.com have no hotel or restaurant reviews for you. But they would like to whisper in your ear all the same. Why? Because they’ve just entered the audio tour business, and, as senior producer Jorge Just said recently, they’re eager to give travelers and locals in that city a different sort of audio tour — “location-aware audio walks” that are reliant on GPS technology, long on history and real people and storytelling, short on conventional travel tips. Just, who has contributed to “This American Life,” will be interviewed (by me) on the Travel Smart Stage of the Los Angeles Times...

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