Gadling on Foursquare

Ethiopia. Barbados. France. Chicago. New York. Seattle. These are just some of the places you’ll find our travel experts at this exact moment.

If you’d like to keep a closer eye on some of our travels and hear about our insider travel tips, become Gadling’s friend on Foursquare. Once you do you’ll find out what we think is the best bar in Munster, Indiana; which place in New York has the best donuts; or where we found the best burger in South Florida, among other things.

For those of you who “don’t get” Foursquare, don’t worry – it’s just a simple tool that allows you to “check in” at places you visit — bars, restaurants, hotels, shops — via your mobile device. You can share information about those places and get tips from others who’ve checked in, too. In addition, Foursquare offers its users a fun game: you can earn “badges” for your check-ins and even become the Mayor of an establishment, if you’re the most frequent visitor there.

Still confused? See how Foursquare describes itself and read The Frugal Travelers’ excellent description of the application, and how it has the potential to change the way we travel, the way we think about travel, and the way we collect information about our travels.

And don’t forget to become our friend!