One of the things I love most about my travels is the people I meet. They give me stories to write and memories to cherish. But given that I have a propensity to be shy, it can sometimes be challenging to actually talk to complete strangers. Here are a few strategies I’ve found helpful. 1. Put on a Smile A smile can go a long way. Smiling at people indicates that you’re open to talking to them, and can be the doorway to great conversations. 2. Learn a Few Local Words I’m big on learning at least the basic greetings…