This website eliminates foreign-language barriers so you can find travel inspiration even at the hyper-local level.
What it does: Translates into English fresh, quality content from locals blogging in their native languages. There are currently 60 bloggers in France, Italy, Japan, Argentina, Switzerland and Peru writing on topics such as travel, food and dining, wine, architecture and design.
What's hot: I wouldn't have known the posts were translated (by volunteers) if the website hadn't told me. After scrolling through posts I was attracted to "Tacos and Shurijo Castle" and "Two Days (and Three Nights) in Lisbon." I traced the links back to the original blogs to see them in their original form. It makes it easy to find or follow ones you like — instead of just clicking around on individual content. Don't miss the "More from this blogger" and "Popular Bloggers" sections in the right sidebar.
What's not: The individual posts seemed to levitate or pop off the page when my cursor scrolled over them. That was distracting and made it hard for me to scroll down the page and read the way I usually do. It didn't take long to train myself to keep my cursor at the right of the page. Still, I didn't need that fancy function.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun