Ask the locals – Road trip tip

Don’t be shy about asking for tips, advice, or suggestions. After all, locals know the place better than you.

“Driving late one night on business through downtown Mitchell, South Dakota, the Corn Palace was an intriguing site. Sitting at my hotel bar that evening with a glass of wine, I struck up a conversation with a Mitchell couple who sat near me. Their pride in community was evident, regarding both chosen career paths as well as inside knowledge of local landmarks. Their willingness to talk about Corn Palace history gave me insight beyond local travel brochures and internet websites. The next morning, I made a point to visit the Corn Palace, with better appreciation thanks to that local couple!”