Although it’s beyond my comprehension, ‘shopping’ is considered among the top three things that people like to do while vacationing. Of course, people always like “deals”, but they seem to like knic-knacks and memorabilia from their vacation experience as well. Specialty shops and boutiques seem to have particular appeal to vacationers. Dining out is also a big part of the vacation experience. Both, dining and shopping, can and will improve with an increased tourism presence in our community.