Websites make it easier for travelers to connect with locals for private, customized tours

  • by: BETH J. HARPAZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 13, 2014 - 8:50 AM

NEW YORK — I had one night only in Medellin, Colombia. It was Christmas and I was determined to see the city's famous holiday lights. An online search led me to LandVentureTravel.com, which specializes in private Medellin tours. By email, I booked a guide to meet my family at our hotel and take us to see the lights.

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