Tag: tourism

  • How living in a tourist city makes you a better tourist

    How living in a tourist city makes you a better tourist

    For the majority of my life, I’ve lived in Miami. During part of the┬átime I lived out of Miami, I was in Washington DC for almost three years. So, as they say, I’ve always lived where you vacation. This has its ups and downs, because no one wants to hear you complain about a place…

  • The tourist trap paradox: Can an authentic local experience ever be defined?

    The tourist trap paradox: Can an authentic local experience ever be defined?

    It seems like every traveler these days is after the most authentic experience everywhere they go. From Conde Nast Traveler to Lonely Planet, a plethora of travel writers want to give readers insider information on the most off-the-beaten path experiences – eat like a local, drink like a local, party like a local! They all…