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We’ve introduced a few topic discussion boards to make it easier for Local Guides like you to find the posts you care about most. Now, you can more easily discover exciting content about Photography, Travel, Food & Drink, Meetups, Local Stories, How-tos, and Announcements.
You can even customize your Connect homepage with the topics that interest you most. To subscribe to a topic, scroll to the bottom of the topic page and add it to your homepage. You can always update your interests in My settings.
Here’s what you can expect from each topic section
Here, you’ll discover posts about improving your photography skills, see stunning photos Local Guides have captured, read interviews with professional photographers, and more.
Use this board to share a 360 photo you took on a recent trip or to ask for advice on taking beautiful shots with your phone.
Here, you’ll find information about exciting places, receive travel recommendations, get advice on taking solo trips, and more. Always planning your next adventure? Use this board to connect with other Local Guides who love to explore new places.
It’s also a great place for you to tell other Local Guides what you love about where you live! Give them tips on places to go and sights to see when they’re in town.
Food & Drink
Here, you’ll learn about foods from different cultures, discover amazing restaurants around the world, tour cafes, and more. This section is for Local Guides who love learning about, looking at, and talking about food.
Share your recent dining experience at a new restaurant or post photos of a meal you made that’s popular in your country.
Here, you’ll find out about meet-ups hosted by Local Guides like you. A meet-up is an informal get-together with other Local Guides in your area. It’s a way for Local Guides to explore their cities, make new friends, and try new places.
Share a link to your meet-up page to encourage other Local Guides to join or write a post recapping one you’ve already hosted—along with some great photos.
Here, you’ll learn about Local Guides around the globe who are making a positive impact in their communities, efforts to improve accessibility, and more. Whether you’re on a mission to save the environment or want make it easier for people in wheelchairs to get around, this section was created for Local Guides who are advocates in their community.
Write a post to inspire others to join your cause or share tips for ways people can make a difference in their local neighborhoods.
Here, you can get information on how to write helpful reviews, ways to guide others in your area, and more. You’ll learn how to become an even better mapper and help newbies discover what it means to be a Local Guide.
Use this section to ask questions or share tips for Local Guides who want to make more helpful contributions.
Here, you’ll get insider information straight from Googlers, and before official emails go out.
We selected these sections based on topics we know Local Guides are passionate about. Want to suggest an additional topic? Visit the Idea Exchange to share your idea. Popular ideas will be reviewed by Googlers and taken into consideration.