New Website, App Launched by National Geographic

Geotourism Highlights Most Recommended Places Throughout Region

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A new geotourism website launched Thursday morning that highlights the most recommended places throughout the region.

Partnerships throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario teamed up with National Geographic to create a tool that will help visitors find the beauty in this area. 

Travelers seeking a unique experience can now search traveltheheart.org for the geotoursim mapguide.

The interactive website promotes attractions, parks and different communities. 

Creators say this site is different than most in that the people nominated their favorite places and those are the recommendations listed on the website. 

National Geographic says this is the opposite of how they normally operate. 

“Other than parachuting in a photographer that interprets your place through their eyes and their words, this is the people from this place interpreting their reality to people from around the world telling the story of their place like only local people can,” said Geotourism Mapguide Coordinator, Jim Dion.

This project has been two years in the making. 

The city of Duluth says it will serve as an asset for those who live or visit the region. 

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