11/13/2014 11:17 am ET Updated Jan 13, 2015

The 7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted

Travel isn't always what it seems. Nor is the way we react to traveling. As hunter-gatherers turned tourists, we may be hardwired to eat, seek comfort, maybe even shop, but how long do we look at a famous attraction before we're supposed to move on?

I've written travel advice books, a survival guide and in my most recent book, TRAVEL: THE GUIDE, a coffee table photo book (and inexpensive ebook) I'm taking a closer look of the issues that aren't quite as obvious as they might seem and the best way to still find authenticity.

There are new technologies changing how we travel, the impact of tourism is changing things and let's not forget travel is one of the world's biggest industries, with enough spent on marketing to create plenty of smoke and mirrors. This slideshow is an attempt to clarify a handful of often misconstrued issues.

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7 Biggest Travel Myths, Busted