Like a Local: The pace on Saint John is relaxed and friendly even in Cruz Bay, the main town on the island. A sale’s clerk at Made in St. John (which features fantastic graphics on their apparel) explained, “People don’t angry honk here. They don’t lay on the horn all angry like back home.”
Like a Local: I know why Beirut was named The Best International City for Food by Travel + Leisure in 2017. Food from road side vendors to elegant restaurants is always exceptional. Stroll the vendors of Souk el Tayeb (Tasty Farmers Market) and experience it for yourself.
Like a Local: Take a day trip by intercity bus to Villefranche-sur-Mer, a picturesque coastal town on the French Riviera just east of Nice. Hike to the top of Fort du Mont Alban and catch splendid views of the Riviera.