With Summer approaching, people around the world are looking forward to their travel plans, which were often booked months in advance. Now that the reality of a few days away draws closer on the calendar, daydreams of wide open beaches or quiet quaint dining spots may dominate thoughts. Traveling to new places offers excitement of the unknown and enthusiasm for discovery yet many times, the best spots are tucked away in locations known only to locals.

The uencounter.me map has map pins in places coveted by locals and may just offer a highlight to your summer vacation or give you ideas for daytrips when they are located close to home.  The following are just a small representation of locations on the UE virtual pin map that offer little known gems you may want to include on your itinerary.

New York City: Paley Park: Escape the city bustle

Pennsylvania  (near Delaware border): Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Kelowna, British Columbia: Waterfront Park

Photo by Cathryn Wellner from ThisGivesMeHope.com

Barwon Heads, Australia : Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary

Photograph by Cathryn Wellner

San Francisco, CA: Saigon Sandwich Restaurant

Virginia, Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery

Photo by Heather Markman of Travellersplayground.com

Idaho, Payette National Forest: Buckskin Bill Museum

Maryland, Chesapeake City: the Dragonfly – Gift Shoppe


Before you finalize your vacation plans, take a look at the uencounter.me  virtual pin map and see what users are saying about their favorite places. If you haven’t started your personal pin map yet, log in and share the places that have made moments in your life memorable!

What our lovely readers have said about it:

  1. harlan kennard says:

    I want to go to San Francisco and eat at the Saigon Sandwich Shop!

  2. harlan says:

    Thumbs up!

  3. Caitlyn says:

    Thumbs up! Good to see Barwon Heads in there, near my hometown 🙂
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