What's Your Travel Style?

Jul 30th, 2008, 12:39 PM
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1) Samantha - I hope I have her enthusiasm and love of discoveries

2) Rick - yeah, I am a cheapskate too, but don't invade buffet tables

3) probably not

4) definitely not!

Wow, looks like I am a cheap version of Samantha, or Rick on steroids
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Jul 30th, 2008, 12:41 PM
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Here is a related question:

Two of the four mentioned above attended Vassar College. Guess which ones.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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In between Rick Steves and Samantha Brown. We have a rule (usually 4 ladies 50 to 78 years old traveling together). If you can't carry it or pack it, don't bring or buy it. Also, a good friend told me 30+ years ago, if you forget something and can't afford to buy it, you shouldn't be on vacation.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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I'll guess Samantha and Bourdain- am I right?
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Jul 30th, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Samantha Brown, I like nice things and I work hard. Work hard, play hard.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 12:49 PM
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My style is much more like Bob the Navigator---an acquired taste.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Bill: One right (but did not graduate) and one wrong.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Replace Bourdain with Steves.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Correction Andrew Zimmern graduated from Vasser and I'm thinking Samantha attended.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Final - its Bourdain attending and Zimmern graduated! Thats my final answer and i did not phone a friend.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:22 PM
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I dunno. I'm not as bohemian as Rick Steves. I would never stay in the places he recommends. I don't have Samantha's financial backing. I love Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern bother's me.

I guess I would have to say a little of Rick Steves and a moderate amount of Anthony Bourdain.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:33 PM
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Bill: The first prize..with those two not sure what kind of odd food it should be..will be shipped asap! Congratulations!
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:39 PM
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Is this even halfway serious?

"Samantha Brown... she likes to travel the world in style. Would not spend 7 solid days walking thru Angkor Wat."

She can't have style. Anyone who'd rather sit in a Four Seasons than go round Angkor is just a chav. Why not ask Victoria Beckam for her advice?

"Rick Steves- in his 40s and eats with the locals but nothing too bizarre."

You mean he won't eat black pudding, iskembe corbasi or elvers? Who'd eat with a philistine tourist like that?

"Anthony Bourdain He does not spend a lot on his wardrobe and it shows."

Clearly a man of taste

"Andrew Zimmern. This guy goes all over the world looking for the strangest things you never think of eating. He...could not stomach the Durian"

If you can't eat a durian, you're a squeamish wimp, and you've NO right to pontificate about food

Three out of four of these sound like milly molly mandy tourists who'd be happier on a Saga coach tour. No place whatever on a serious travel site.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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If you can't eat a durian, you're a squeamish wimp, and you've NO right to pontificate about food

I wouldn't be so harsh. Durian smells something awful. That being said, once you get past that, the taste is quite nice. The texture remains tough.

But Zimmern ain't afraid of anything. He has eaten some nasty s**t, so lay off the guy. Insects, bird fetus, etc. The guy eats anything.

Who'd eat with a philistine tourist like that?

Not me.

Anyone who'd rather sit in a Four Seasons than go round Angkor is just a chav.

You haven't been to Angkor lately, have you? You can't swing a cat without hitting a luxury hotel in Siem Reap. And, frankly, 2 to 3 days is enough; 7 days and you are at the "this mound of dirt was a grand temple" category.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Somewhere between Samantha Brown and Rick Steves.

I am female and take one carry-on suitcase and one carry-on bag to Europe for two weeks (takes practice).

Rick Steves appears to be cheap on his shows. However, his tours are nice. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 01:58 PM
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I would never stay in the places he recommends.

We did stay in a Rick Steves recommended place once, in London. Never again LOL. Ten years later, we still say we stayed everywhere on that trip from Class A to Class Z...and guess which was Class Z - let's just say you had to wear your fli-flops in the shower the place no longer exists. If it's been fixed up, it would be fabulous (once a fantastic house in Holland Park, London)
 
Jul 30th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Well I wouldn't mind my travel style being going WITH 3) Mr Bourdain!
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Jul 30th, 2008, 02:15 PM
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I don't understand this fascination with eating weird/different food. How many people go on vacation wanting to eat wood worm (Phlippines) or strange meat?
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Jul 30th, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Interesting question.

I would like it to be me on Samantha Brown's show. I wonder if I would be just as annoying.

I like some of Rick's suggestions and he seems to have made friends in different places, something Samantha doesn't do. You can tell all of her contacts are paid to be with her.

I, too, would travel some places with Bourdain. I loved his Jamaican show recently and Mutabaruka and I have mutual friends, so that would have been fun, if they would have been there.

Absolutely would not travel like or with Zimmerman and I do like durian, it tastes like green peas in my opinion.
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Jul 30th, 2008, 02:23 PM
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More like Rick Steves in terms of accommodation type.

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