The Local Advantage

Blue represents locals, Red tourists and yellow might be either.  Notice dense blue clusters ignored altogether by tourists.  Courtesy of Eric Fischer.

You’ve been planning your trip for the last 3 months and possibly dreaming about it for most part of the year. All those guide books you managed to skim during your escapes to the local library or bookstore made it a real challenge to synthesize centuries of culture and tradition into a super-efficient, …