Greater Than a Tourist Book series reaches 300 Books!

The Greater Than a Tourist book series was written by someone who has lived in an area for over three months. The goal of this book is to help travelers either dream or experience different locations by providing opinions from a local. The author has made suggestions based on their own experiences. Please do your own research before traveling to the area in case the suggested places are unavailable.

View over 300 “Greater Than a Tourist”  books here.



Traveling can be one of the most important parts of a person’s life. The anticipation and memories that you have are some of the best. As a publisher of the Greater Than a Tourist book series, as well as the popular 50 Things to Know book series, we strive to help you learn about new places, spark your imagination, and inspire you. Wherever you are and whatever you do I wish you safe, fun, and inspiring travel.


Traveling is a passion of the “Greater than a Tourist” series creator. Lisa studied abroad in college, and for their honeymoon Lisa and her husband toured Europe. During her travels to Malta, an older man tried to give her some advice based on his own experience living on the island since he was a young boy. She was not sure if she should talk to the stranger but was interested in his advice. When traveling to some places she was wary to talk to locals because she was afraid that they weren’t being genuine. Through her travels, Lisa learned how much locals had to share with tourists. Lisa created the “Greater Than a Tourist” book series to help connect people with locals. A topic that locals are very passionate about sharing.

Lisa Rusczyk Ed. D.

CZYK Publishing

Greater Than a Tourist Book Series

Reviews from Readers


I think the series is wonderful and beneficial for tourists to get information before visiting the city.

-Seckin Zumbul, Izmir Turkey


I am a world traveler who has read many trip guides but this one really made a difference for me. I would call it a heartfelt creation of a local guide expert instead of just a guide.

-Susy, Isla Holbox, Mexico


New to the area like me, this is a must have!

-Joe, Bloomington, USA


This is a good series that gets down to it when looking for things to do at your destination without having to read a novel for just a few ideas.

-Rachel, Monterey, USA

Good information to have to plan my trip to this destination.

-Pennie Farrell, Mexico


Great ideas for a port day.

-Mary Martin USA


Aptly titled, you won’t just be a tourist after reading this book. You’ll be greater than a tourist!

-Alan Warner, Grand Rapids, USA


Even though I only have three days to spend in San Miguel in an upcoming visit, I will use the author’s suggestions to guide some of my time there. An easy read – with chapters named to guide me in directions I want to go.

-Robert Catapano, USA


Great insights from a local perspective! Useful information and a very good value!

-Sarah, USA


This series provides an in-depth experience through the eyes of a local. Reading these series will help you to travel the city in with confidence and it’ll make your journey a unique one.

-Andrew Teoh, Ipoh, Malaysia




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