The train ride that made me decide tourists aren’t so bad after all

Dodging all tourists on my Amtrak trip to D.C.

World War II Memorial (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
In front of the White House in May of 2014 (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

My hangup with talking to tourists

No matter where you travel, there are always a group of travelers who ask you questions like, “Where are you from?” “What’s it like there?” and then give news reports about what they’ve heard. If I wanted to talk about Chicago or get an update on Chicago, I’d have stayed at home. When I travel, the goal is to talk to locals from that area and to get to know what life is like there, not home.

World War II Memorial (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

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