Traveling to a new place it is easy to enjoy the sites, be scintillated by the novelty of the newness, and to enjoy the diversity of people. People who do not live where you live, do what you do, or think how you think.
Getting away from home really has the potential to bring you to a place where the world is your oyster.
You are also an island unto yourself.
You are the only one from your town, thinking the way you do, and doing what you do. You are generally away from your tribe and without your support network.
You do breath air. Much like the people around you.
You do eat food. Much like the people around you.
You need somewhere to sleep and eat.
So, what is stopping you from meeting the people you cross paths with already? Engaging them in who they are and what they do? Finding out what is coming next in their lives? Their family? Their occupation? What do they do in their spare time? How do you know someone you will cross paths with today is out of their element and could use a local guide to get to their next adventure?