You have a passion for travel but don’t want to feel like a tourist. You don’t just visit a destination; you experience life there for one day — or forever. Maybe it’s a hotel that treats you like family, or the perfect holiday rental. It’s an unforgettable meal, authentic photo op, undiscovered attraction, or a guide who takes you off the beaten path. You search for bargains to stretch your travel budget but will spend a little extra for something special. How do you find your happy place, anywhere in the world? Rely on the kindness of Strangers.
As a kid from the East Coast of the United States, I travelled across the USA with my family to our new home in California. The drive in our Dodge Dart opened my eyes to the wonders of America. Not just the cities and national parks, but the people. My dad would pull into a random town and ask a Stranger, “Where’s a good place to eat?” The recommendations were great! On this blog I hope to feature at least one Stranger from all 50 states. And at least one from every country in the world.
I started this blog when I became a dual citizen of the USA and the EU, through ancestry in Slovenia. There is so much more to this undiscovered European gem than you will read on typical travel websites! Join me as I embrace the land my grandparents left more than 100 years ago, while also visiting other Living Rooms around the world.
As a TV journalist and media trainer, I have often relied on the kindness of Strangers. There’s always a “fixer” who can translate the language and culture, knows the restaurant that’s open after-hours in Rome, or safely escorts you to the moonlight camel ride on the beach in Karachi. Advice from the locals can enhance your personal security, as well as your travel experiences.
Under the name strangersblog, I’m in the top 1% of Los Angeles-based reviewers on Trip Advisor, with nearly 200,000 readers around the world. Thanks for being one of them!
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So let’s get started. You’ve got trips to take. We’ve got a lot of Strangers to meet.