Will Collier has a piece on how travelers are not always tourists.
People like to assume that the Red Staters are neanderthals who have never left their home towns. The problem with this is that most of the red states have deep military traditions. So many citizens are military men, women, or families that have lived abroad for years at a stretch. Compare that to some New Yorkers who haven't left Manhattan in years. The point here isn't that Red is wise and Blue is stupid. The point is that it is foolish to prejudge others with labels like Red or Blue.