Greater Than a Tourist- Chautauqua Lake Region New York USA

Greater Than a Tourist- Chautauqua Lake Region New York USA

50 Travel Tips from a Local

By R Peterson


Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater
Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than a Tourist- Chautauqua Lake Region, New York
State, United States by R Peterson offers the inside scoop on The
Chautauqua Lake Region. Most travel books tell you how to travel
like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of
the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel
tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.

In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you
throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses
or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge
from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to
know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book,
you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.


“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen

The following 50 tips are for the tourist who wants a
restful, low-impact vacation in the Chautauqua Lake
Region. That is, low-impact for you, but also low-
impact on the beautiful county you’re visiting.

Chautauqua County depends significantly on tourism
for its economic survival. While once agricultural...
well, how much more do I need to say? Small farms are
hardly a robust part of the American economy anymore.
Locals tolerate tourists, but we also chafe at your presence.
However, we mostly complain about tourists who are
blatantly inconsiderate towards ourselves and our home.
So in conclusion: come! Yes, please come! But remember,
you’re visiting our house. Take off your shoes before you
come in the living room. Observe the rules laid out for
guests. Clean upafter yourself. We appreciate it.


It’s pronounced “Sh”autauqua. Not “Ch”autauqua.
“Tourist” is written on your forehead the moment you
make this worn out mistake. This not only sounds
wrong to locals, it sounds pretentious. Don’t give
yourself away so soon!


And yes, Chautauqua has three a’s and three u’s in
it. Incredible. Hopefully, however, you won’t need to
spell it very often. If you do, just remember ‘a’ comes
before ‘u’ except after ‘q’.

Read all 50 Tips in the book
Greater Than a Tourist- Chautauqua Lake Region New York USA
available at Amazon.


Cool Stuff You Wouldn’t Expect from Small town

America: The (First Ever) National Comedy Center (in the US);
The Roger Tory Peterson Nature Institute; Chautauqua Institution.

Nature: It is literally easy on the eyes. The green of the
trees is pleasant. The hills aren’t too steep. The lake isn’t too
big. It’s just beautiful.

Ice Cream Cones: So delicious. Sigh. Have one every day.


R Peterson grew up in the Chautauqua Lake Region.
While doing so, she climbed a lot of trees, swam for
countless hours in the lake, and ran through a lot of
knee-high snow to catch the bus a quarter mile up the
road from her house (through the woods). She has since
lived abroad and in a major metropolitan American
city. These experiences expanded her horizons but also
refined the lines of her love for Chautauqua.

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