Category Archives: Frequently Asked Travel Questions

Issues VII – Highways vs Scenic Routes

      Should we get there as soon as possible, by the shortest, most direct route, or should take it easy and take a more leisurely, more scenic route? This is often an issue when taking a road trip. Ultimately, I … Continue reading

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Travel Issue VI – The Ugly American

     I always felt that it was extremely unfortunate that many people stereotype the American people and its culture by the actions of a few. There is no greater example of this than the concept of the "Ugly American", the … Continue reading

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Travel Issue V — Rigid vs Flexible Itinerary

      I absolutely love to plan. I truly enjoy deciding on a particular trip a year or more in advance and beginning immediately to do the research necessary to plot the route, designate the sights to see, etc. As soon … Continue reading

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Travel Issue IV – Getting gypped

     Every traveler has experienced it. Many are highly offended, while others chalk it up to their own naivete and vow never to let it happen again. But it happens over and over. Is there any way to avoid getting … Continue reading

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Travel Issue III – Group Tour vs On-your-own

     One of the most perplexing decisions a traveler has to make concerns the choice of designing your own trip or joining a pre-arranged tour. As with everything in life, there are positives and negatives for each version.     Group … Continue reading

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Travel Issue II – Villages vs Cities

     When Lee and I travel, we spend much of our time in cities.  Yet, when we think back on a trip, it seems that the most memorable places are often small villages and towns which which leave a lasting … Continue reading

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Travel Issue I – The effect of UNESCO

      Today I would like to discuss the effect that the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has had on world travel. UNESCO was established in 1972 and began designating (inscribing) World Heritage Sites in 1979. Since that … Continue reading

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