I have never been someone who loves being a stranger in a new place, but a few years ago I learned a lesson that really hit home. I was in a dangerous city for work, and I must have really stuck out like a sore thumb. I was robbed at gunpoint, and in my panic I asked the robbers why they chose me. They told me that they could tell I was from out of town, which made me stop and think about successful tourism. This blog is all about blending in and enjoying local scenery like the locals do, so that you can stay safer when you travel abroad.