I am a travel Counselor/coordinator and have been in the business for over tweny-five years and have experienced many destinations myself as well as booked many clients. I enjoy hearing feedback when my clients come back from their destinations.
When in foreign countries as Thailand and Cambodia we would eat where the locals eat, many times in small little structures on the side of roads in their villages. Their faces would light up and smile when we would pull up on our motor bike. They would give us suggestions on where to go and what to see in the area-this information one would not find in a Fodor or any tourist book.