Let’s face it, foreigners are different and scary — they act weird, they watch unfamiliar TV networks, and they speak those funny, consonant-heavy languages. How are you supposed to deal with all that noise? Well, thanks to a great new travel app, you don’t ever have to.
Many Americans believe that — since they live in “the world’s greatest country” — there’s no point in going abroad other than to ignorantly belittle and/or offend foreign cultures. But what if experiencing the world at large served your own craven self-interest? Here’s 15 reasons why it might.
In a rather pointed indictment of people who travel solely for the purpose of posting Facebook updates, a British travel writer for obscure publications like the New York Times, Guardian, Washington Post, and TIME Magazine, asks “Has Travel Become Another Exercise in Narcissism?” To which his answer is, not surprisingly, yes. But is he right?
As I’ve said before, my wife and I travel a lot. Sometimes it’s a vacation, sometimes it’s a business trip. Regardless, we often drop everything and take off for foreign lands whenever opportunities appear. How is that possible? How can we afford the costs and take time off? The answer may surprise you.
As frequent visitors to this site know, I have a lot of beefs with the commercial airlines’ business practices. I don’t particularly like their treatment of passengers, and I find their tone-deaf efforts to make money misguided. But what I really resent is their seeming lack of interest in taking the money that I’d gladly give them.
As I’ve said before, the airline industry isn’t all that profitable. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that some of the major airlines are trying to “optimize” their operations to eek out as much profit as possible. And who better to model yourself after than the ethical folks at Big Chicken, right?