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The Story of Travel Lemming

The Story of Travel Lemming

Some travel bloggers like sharing their every thought and deepest, darkest secrets with the world. My friend calls these sort of people “soul flashers.” Well, to turn a phrase from Selena Gomez, “that ain’t me.” I can be a pretty private person. I love writing useful content that helps you, the reader, travel better. I …

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Resist Travel FOMO

Don’t Catch a Case of Travel FOMO

Travel FOMO – or “fear of missing out” – is a mindset that easily takes hold in today’s social-media driven environment. A case of travel FOMO can lead to your travel choices being dictated by what you think you are supposed to do, or what you see others doing. Travel FOMO is part of why …

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Travel is fatal to prejudice: reflections

My Favorite Mark Twain Travel Quote

“ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain’s travel quote that …

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English language travel privilege

The Travel Privilege of the English Language: Linguistic Imperialism?

Let’s face it, native English speakers are born into a special form of travel privilege. English is not the most widely spoken language in the world, but in most popular travel destinations it is the universal language. From ordering a coffee at a cafe, to arranging to pick up the keys from an AirBnB host, to being …

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