Aside from when we are traveling solely for business, the main reason we travel is to experience. We want to see things we can’t normally see. Taste things we don’t normally taste. Talk to people we wouldn’t normally talk to. In short, we want to immerse ourselves in the extraordinary.
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Allow me to state categorically that if you have a foot fetish then you have two things – a foot fetish and a problem. Feet are nasty. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong, plain and simple. And feet poking through the opening between my seat and the seat next to me on an airplane are the nastiest of all.
According to Kerry Segrave in “Tipping: An American Social History of Gratuities”, the practice of tipping likely originated in Europe and eventually made its way over to the U.S. Now, centuries later, it seems some Americans can’t wrap their heads around why Europeans are so “stingy”.
Over on the City-Data forums theropod has launched a poll asking which “Airliners you don’t trust?” that has generated a terrific discussion in which travelers list which airlines they won’t fly and why – and many of the responses are rational, if disputable
You’ve seen things. Things that have been burned into your mind. Things that you will never be able to forget for as long as you live. But in a good way. You have seen things … because you have traveled.
Most activities in life come complete with their own uniform. You go to work – you dress business casual. You go to the gym – you put on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. To bed – a birthday suit? And when you fly…
Lucky isn’t the only one touting Portugal as a destination to seriously consider – particularly if you are looking for someplace a little less cost prohibitive. In fact, Portugal’s name comes up more than once in this discussion about places that are both “cheap, yet safe” to visit.
If I had to guess, I would guess that most travelers have booked a trip to a location specifically to attend an event of some sort. Whether that be a convention in Las Vegas, an award ceremony in New York City, a music festival in Austin, or what have you. What I would have never guessed is that some people won’t travel to a place where there is no event of some sort going on.
Have you ever wondered what a restaurant or hotel has to pay or do to get featured on a state-owned highway exit sign? Yeah, me neither. But Rogarven has. What’s more, he posed the question to the traveling public and the answer turns out to be quite interesting indeed.
Travel by plane, train and ship is amazing – each in its own way. But for most of us, there might be no more freeing form of travel than when we settle into our own car for a good old fashioned road trip.