I really enjoy meeting people when I travel. You just have no idea who you'll bump into or what kind of folks you'll wind up sharing a conversation with. When I visited Jackson, WY as part of a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks last June, meeting Art, the owner of Million Dollar Cowboy Bar was a real treat.
He talked with fellow photographer, Justin Balog, and myself for a good while about the history of the bar, and at one point even invited us to make him an offer to buy the place ;) He was only too happy to talk to us about the history of the bar and show us around. He was even kind enough to let us take his portrait.
Such great times coming from just a simple, "Hey, how's it going?" conversation.