One of the most costly expenses for travellers on vacation is food. As a result, what tends to happens is that they'll end up becoming more picky about where they eat on the road because they want to satisfy their hunger -- both for food and for a great dining experience. "Will the food be worth it?" is a question that takes on greater importance when you only have a few days in a place but "how do I stretch my budget and experience the best of local culture?" is another question many travellers ask.
Many Americans and Canadians have struck all of Mexico off of their destination list because of an unfortunate string of violence in areas of the country nowhere close to La Paz -- home to what Jacques Cousteau called "the world's aquarium." But travel allows you to understand the rest of the world and lets you shed inaccurate notions you may have held before you arrived.