Ross Arbes at the Washington Post
writes a feature all about exploring Pittsburgh -- with only an iPhone for guidance.
Inspired by the recent Apple commercial that proclaims, "All I really needed was my iPhone and my passport" for a trip to Spain, Arbes treks from D.C. to Pittsburgh with only his iPhone and wallet.
"In the spirit of the ad, I packed no change of clothes, no guidebooks and no directions. I hadn't made reservations, and I hadn't done any planning. I picked Pittsburgh because I thought that the Steel City, not your typical tourist destination, would pose a good challenge for the many apps that claim to be universal," Arbes writes. "Like the noble outdoorsman venturing into the forest to try out his knife and compass, I headed into the urban jungle of Pittsburgh on a mission to test the limits of the iPhone and its array of travel-related apps."
The apps turn out to be pretty useful, and lead Arbes on an adventure through Steel City's neighborhoods -- including an Oakland hotel, a South Side dinner and an iconic Mt. Washington view.
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