Using Instagram Geotags as a Travel Guide

There’s no doubt that media has changed the way we travel—for many of us, it’s not necessarily for the best, with the same beautiful but predictable views of the same super-Instagrammable sites. However, there’s an incredibly useful way in which Instagram can be used to plan your own trips: the geotag. Jenna Wortham says, it’s not just about getting a vibe for the kinds of locations you can visit, but much more: “…in Morocco, a group of friends and I were unsure how best to dress when walking around a small town outside Tangier—we wanted to be especially respectful because we were visiting during Ramadan—so we browsed local Instagram posts until we had a sense of what was appropriate.” Read more at the NY Times.