Posts Tagged ‘Opinion piece’

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Oops – Blackout!!

Many of you earn your living through your websites and blogs. Others of you earn enough to finance your travels while a few more (such as myself) work for online businesses. Almost all of us rely on the internet, cell phones and other devices to stay connected. What happens if…

Scenario: A massive solar flare. Numerous communication satellites are blinded or taken out completely which in turn causes a major, if not a total breakdown in the communication systems. You’re on the road. You now have zero access to the things that generate your income, keep you doing your job and/or your staying connected in general.

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Please Leave Your Comments In The Suggestion Box

No matter where, when, how or why we travel, there is always someone willing to give us unsolicited advice. We may just listen to what is being said to us, depending on our mood. Then again, we may turn a deaf ear because we did not ask for the information or suggestion. It is being given to us whether we like it or not.

I was curious how others respond to receiving such advice and if anything is ever gained after the fact. Keep reading to find out what advice thirteen contributors have gotten, from whom and if anything has “stuck with them” or not. Maybe yes, maybe no.

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Like Sands Through The Hourglass…

I’m not as young as I used to be and my style, mode of travel and destinations have changed over time. Not a bad thing – just a different thing. But, I wanted to know how other travelers viewed the passing of time in relation to their own journeys.

Seventeen contributors voiced their opinions on the subject and their answers are extremely interesting. (It’s a bit of a lengthy entry but oh, so worth the time.)

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Travel Snobbery Defined

When mulling over the topic in the beginning, the first question seemed to be a “no-brainer” as I personally felt the collective answers would be a resounding “Yes!”. And, as you read through the replies, you will find that proved to be the outcome. It’s in the definitions of “travel snobbery” where things truly became interesting… Is it the backpacker? Is it the cruise ship dweller? Is it anyone, or everyone, who steps over their own threshold to venture somewhere else?

  • The Guy: I think Dave and Jodi raise some very valid points and they are consistent with my perceptions based on over...
  • Jay Daviot: Epic list! There are some great blogs there. Would love to see a few more blogs from photographers though...
  • John: I’ve always wanted to hitch hike across the USA.
  • Sara Wikoff: I found your post very interesting. I am just a Freshman in college and I have not decided my major yet....
  • John: Great advice, I always buy charcoal tabs in case I get an upset tummy.
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