Like exploring the city?Love your iPod?With a bumper crop of audio guides now available on the Internet, travelers can simply download the skinny on urban destinations—in the form of MP3 files. All you need is a digital music player in order to hit the pavement. For one of their podcasts, iToors (www.itoors.com; free) enlisted an area DJ who narrates an insider's guide to Glasgow's thriving rock scene, including stops at popular local bands' favorite hangouts. Students of Marymount Manhattan College created Art Mobs (www.mod.blogs.com/art_mobs; free), a cheeky and hilarious walk through New York's Museum of Modern Art. Follow in Jack the Ripper's footsteps while listening to the murderous tales told by U.K.-based Blue Brolly (www.bluebrolly.com; $9 each), an informative series of self-guided walking tours. Antenna Audio (www.antennaaudio.com/millenniumpark.shtml; free) gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Chicago's Millennium Park through interviews with architect Frank Gehry and artist Anish Kapoor. —PETER JON LINDBERG
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