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Thursday's Travel Tips

By Fiafox @SofiaEssen

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
In my opinion, Mr. Twain was onto something. I would like to believe that when exposed to cultures different from their own, most people return to where they came from with their minds just a little more open and receptive to new ideas.
Personally, I like to travel for the sake of travel. For me, the destination is not as important as the journey. I’m never in a hurry to get to where I’m going. The adventure lies in the experiences you pick along the way.
So my travel tip for today is this; Take it easy. Don’t rush around trying to see every “must see” sight your destination has to offer. You’ll only wind up confused, stressed out, and with sore feet. The big picture will have been lost to you.
Even though you might only have a few days to absorb wherever you are, relax, take a deep breath and let the place introduce itself to you at its own pace. That way, you’ll not only go home with great memories but with authentic experiences under your belt too, not some pre-approved, watered-down version of the reality of where you were.
Happy Trails!P.S. My Plusketeer friends (Google +) gave me some useful advice.
Brenda Curtis said, “When flying on short trips: only take carry on whenever possible. Roll your clothes to save space. Don't take basic toiletries like deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste - you can buy travel sizes when you get to your destination. Wear slip on shoes to the airport. Remember, you have to take off everything these days!
And Lark La Troy shared her tips for traveling by car;
1. Do a complete fluid change before you leave; all fluids.
2. Have your brakes replaced before you go.
3. Carry extra coolant/water
4. Snacks are good.
5. When traveling with pets, make frequent stops for potty and water.
6. Above all else, take your time and enjoy the scenery.

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