Missouri named one of the top 10 places to avoid in 2018, according to world’s largest travel guide magazine
"Other destinations on the list include countries like Honduras, Myanmar and Cuba, which the magazine cites as riddled with crime, humanitarian violations and corrupt governments, among other reasons."
They don't tell you to avoid Uganda or Syria, but warn you away from Missouri? That's just fucked-up.
It does remind me of something. When I worked for a major American retailer in the distant past, all employees at a certain level were asked to read the corporate code of conduct, then sign a paper saying we had read it, understood it, and would comply. It was mostly boilerplate stuff, but the most interesting section involved bribery. In a nutshell, it said (1) you may not offer a bribe to any public official, but (2) in portions of the world where that seems necessary because bribery is an essential and standard component of doing business, you must report your situation to the head of the legal department. The code then offered some examples of places where that might be true: Nigeria, The Soviet Union, Cambodia ... and Chicago!