Not really, most love to go to gated resorts or take cruise-approved tours where they really see nothing of a country but can say that they have been there and it is awesome. I was offered a free trip there back in the 1980s and refused. No kidding. Same here. I like mingling with the natives, eating in places that natives eat at, try new things. But personal safety is most important and I avoid those places I deem unsafe. We were in Jamaica (Montego Bay) twice in the early 1970s, stayed at a hotel that Queen Elizabeth had stayed at. Loved it the first time (also stayed in Ocho Rios), we asked the cab driver to take us to a native restaurant (was treated well and food was very good). Second time (Montego Bay), the bell captain was arrogant (he was selling tours . . . that we had already done), a waiter was selling pot by the bag and went to another visitor's hotel room at 11PM to push the stuff after being told no interest. Same visitor told us he was chased down the road by machete swinging guys when they left the resort in a rental car. No thanks. Totally agree. We used to go to Ste. Maarten (we had timeshare there) twice a year and saw this first hand. Until it got to be a corrupted drug den, we enjoyed the island and made friends with numerous merchants (not typically tourist places). We have friends who take 4-5 cruises/year, won't eat anything they aren't familiar with and tout the food, gated resorts, etc. No thanks, they feel like prisons to me and I don't like to be caged. Now in my "later years" I want to tour places in the US within car driving range, places I ignored for the past 50 years.