Going Local – Experiences and Encounters on the Road” is the first travel book by travel industry veteran Nicholas Kontis.
“Going Local “ teaches us all what our focal point of travel should be, learning from local society.
With the assistance of technology never before has it been so easy to stay in someone’s home, share a meal, hitch a ride, be guided by, learning from local society.
We all become greater world citizens when cultures clash. Your hosts wish to learn as much about you, as you about your new host nation.
Going Local delves into the rise in peer to peer travel, meal sharing, apps to mingle with local society, taking a trip around the world, moving out of your comfort zone overseas, volunteering, why responsible travel matters, case studies along with keynote talks with travel visionaries, icons and explorers in the field of travel:
Tony Wheeler, Rick Steves, Richard Bangs, Don George, Judith Fein, David Noyes, James Dorsey.
The great Lonely Planet founder, Tony Wheeler gives the cover endorsement stating, “Many people – Mark Twain included - have noted how travel is a certain cure for bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
I hope Nick’s book may help persuade people to take the treatment.”
The great modern day father of adventure travel, Richard Bangs says, “Nicholas Kontis fully showcases a better way to travel by immersing into local society.”