Travel Without Fear? TTT #59

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“Suddenly, travel will hold no fears.”

Skyscanner’s The Future Of Travel boldly predicts that new technology will take the guesswork out of travel planning.

Although these technological advances are designed to be helpful, I’m concerned about eliminating fear from travel.

It’s in conquering fears that we experience breakthroughs.

Fear of not being understood and of not understanding others pushes us to learn a language or connect with people through expressions and gestures.

Do you remember how it feels to select a meal without really knowing what it is?  Or to rely on the help of a stranger to count your money?  Or to get lost in an unfamiliar part of town?

These things humanize us and expand our comfort zone.

Do we really want to eliminate scary experiences and make travel easy?

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All Good Things TTT #58

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Last week my Buddy Pass expired.

As the saying goes, “All good things come to an end.”

This week, I’ve been eyeing my airline friends – I’m not interested in using the same airline as before – to see who’s willing to sponsor another year of my travels.

I’ve also expanded my efforts to using Facebook Graph Search to find friends of friends who work in the airlines.  I apologize in advance to those who hate this practice.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  And I got out of the habit of telling myself “no” some time ago.

If all else fails, I will unashamedly stroll through airports wearing the above shirt.  Now, that’s what I call taking the bull by the horns!

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