Long Island Traditions is proud to announce the release of TravelStorys; a series of self- guided cell phone tours focusing on Long Island’s historical and contemporary sites of cultural significance. The Long Island Back Story section featured on the TravelStorys app offers users the chance to hear unforgettable stories of hurricane survival, tales of rum running, stories of boat building for the coast guard and many other legends of local lore that are often left unheard. The TravelStorys self-guided cell phone tours allow those curious to hear these tales a chance to tap into these invaluable resources of Long Island history at the time of their choosing and also while following proper spacing guidelines during these pandemic times.
TravelStorys offers self-guided cell phone tours that allow users to hear these narratives as they travel through the regions or remotely if located in other regions. Each tour stop includes a story about the place from a local resident along with historic and contemporary photographs. Using first person narratives to introduce visitors to our region, LI Traditions developed a south shore maritime tour that focuses on the region’s maritime and cultural heritage and traditions. Tour stops include the Nautical Mile in Freeport, the Lido Beach Nature Preserve, Jones Beach, Argyle Park in Babylon and Trunzo Park in Patchogue.
Long Island Traditions has gathered these stories over the years in an effort to preserve the back story that is not always heard. The stories were chosen due to their compelling content and their deep connection to Long Island. Examples of Long Island tour stops include the Weeks Boatyard in Patchogue, Bay Houses of Lido Beach, the shores of Babylon post Hurricane Sandy and the Scopinich family boatyard in Freeport. Listen to these stories and more with TravelStorys.