Not every image will come from the location-based service, but the effort is one way Airbnb wants to avoid using touristy images and provide a more realistic perspective of places you’re interested in traveling to. The pairing between Airbnb and Foursquare is based on both service’s travel-centric focus. The former has spent many years helping guests bypass the traditional hot spots and blend in with the locals, while the latter relies on users to help others find the best places to eat, drink, and visit. In April, Airbnb began a series of changes to its app, launching the first travel guide instance, which provided advice from people who actually lived in the city instead of other travelers. The guides are available in at least 35 cities worldwide, including Austin, Bangkok, Barcelona, Lake Tahoe, London, Los Angeles, Seoul, Sydney, and San Francisco. This product is a part of the company’s transformation into what it calls the “trip platform.” Get the full story at VentureBeat