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Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new while traveling?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then these books are just for you.

Greater Than a Tourist // 50 Travel Tips from a Local

Our Story

Traveling is a passion of this series creator. She studied abroad in college, and for their honeymoon Lisa and her husband toured Europe. During her travels to Malta, an older man tried to give her some advice based on his own experience living on the island since he was a young boy. She thought he was just trying to sell her something. When traveling to some places she was wary to talk to locals because she was afraid that they weren’t being genuine. She created this book series to give you as a tourist an inside view on the place you are exploring and the ability to learn what locals would like to tell tourists. A topic that they are very passionate about.

>Tourist- Basic Company Culture

  • Respect for Locals and Travelers
  • Reducing Carbon Footprint
  • Respect Culture, Religion, and Customs
  • Leave No Trace (Trash or Markings)
  • Support Local Economy

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Dr. Lisa Rusczyk

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Positive Reviews of the Series:

I think the series is wonderful and beneficial for tourists to get information before visiting the city.

-Seckin Zumbul, Izmir Turkey

I am a world traveler who has read many trip guides but this one really made a difference for me. I would call it a heartfelt creation of a local guide expert instead of just a guide.

-Susy, Isla Holbox, Mexico

New to the area like me, this is a must have!

-Joe, Bloomington, USA

This is a good series that gets down to it when looking for things to do at your destination without having to read a novel for just a few ideas.

-Rachel, Monterey, USA

Good information to have to plan my trip to this destination.

-Pennie Farrell, Mexico

Aptly titled, you won’t just be a tourist after reading this book. You’ll be greater than a tourist!

-Alan Warner, Grand Rapids, USA

Thank you for a fantastic book.

-Don, Philadelphia, USA

Great ideas for a port day.

-Mary Martin USA


Even though I only have three days to spend in San Miguel in an upcoming visit, I will use the author’s suggestions to guide some of my time there. An easy read – with chapters named to guide me in directions I want to go.

-Robert Catapano, USA

Great insights from a local perspective! Useful information and a very good value!

-Sarah, USA

This series provides an in-depth experience through the eyes of a local. Reading these series will help you to travel the city in with confidence and it’ll make your journey a unique one.

-Andrew Teoh, Ipoh, Malaysia

Tourists can get an amazing “insider scoop” about a lot of places from all over the world. While reading, you can feel how much love the writer put in it.

-Vanja Živković, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia

I find the series very informative and original. The books include first-hand tips from the locals, that you won’t find anywhere else!

-Linh Lê Phượng, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

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