“It is all about priorities. If you want to go...save for it.
Pack your lunch instead of buying out everyday.
Say no to one night a week of eating out.
Cancel your cable...it's all online folks!
Less wants...stick with the needs.
Don't be a seasonal fashion victim. Be classic.
Do you really need a new car?
Take longer trips instead of short weekend trips...they are cheaper in the long run.
“...amazingly more: a compass, translator, camcorders, guidebooks, radios, note pads, little Black Books, written directions, voice recorders, pagers, payphones, handheld game consoles, photocopy machines, calculators, currency exchanges calculators, your Stabucks card, and cell phones themselves (Skype with Wi-Fi!)...and a lot of American jobs too!”
Clocktown on Jan 9, 2014 at 14:37:43
“And created thousands of jobs writing apps for these new devices.”
Marsia on Jan 9, 2014 at 14:30:23
“I've read books on it since forever. Best one hand reader when standing and hanging on a moving subway.”
We all want to see these place, and who can blame anyone for wanting to see the Taj Mahal; but then they all become wildly popular. We love them to death and that kills the golden goose. A fact of life, get over it.
Right now from my window in Oslo, we are loving the new opera building too much!”
AP writes that AA parent AMR last month indicated it would attempt to "terminate pension plans for 130,000 current and retired employees and hand over the plans' assets and obligations for future payments to a government agency. The airline's unions and the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) opposed the plan to terminate pensions, which would have needed approval from a bankruptcy judge."
“I can't complain really, I have only flown 18 segments so far this year. All good! Oh yea, all have been on international carriers!? Come to think of it...Ethiopian Air is better than United Airlines! But that's not saying much.
Air travelers of the world united--just say no and take the bus, train, car or fly an international carrier to really show you care!”
jobee on Jun 14, 2012 at 08:31:55
“The average American traveler who does not travel internationally on international carriers have no idea how nice airlines can be. Try Singapore or Thai. Emirates is pretty good.
Air Asia is a bare bones operation- but their flight attendants are first rate. Even that can make all of the difference.”
You know Brian I am still trying to figure out exactly what a "hipster" is!? Must be a generational thing.
But what I do think is that younger travelers kind of evolve from cheap travel, backpacking and road trips...to let's say more main stream travel experiences such as romantic getaways and beach vacations with the kids...to older travel modes like package tourism, eco tours and cruises. We all have our own speed, degrees of difficulty and progression. Or, maybe not! :)”
I have a few simple philosophies that dovetail into what you said: allow for serendipity and always be open to trust strangers in strange lands.
We try hard to push people into those twin situations again and again every day and during their entire participation in our annual little around the word travel adventure known as GlobalScavengerHunt.com . At it works.
Keep traveling...and that type of snobbery is okay...sad part is, it is hard to share with none fellow travelers that have also seen the light.”