Here’s what a print newspaper is good for — it lets you settle into a place where otherwise you’re simply a visitor.

On our recent trip to New Orleans, our family stayed in a three-story French Quarter inn a half-block from Bourbon Street, and each morning two stacks of newspapers were set out in the little lobby — one of USA Today and the other of the local Times-Picayune. Sorry to say, the woman at the desk said most out-of-towners picked up USA Today. Most out-of-towners, I suppose, aren’t so different from a family I knew whose idea of a Mexican vacation was hugging the border so they could drive back into the U.S. every evening to spend the night.