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Why the frantic pace of a packed itnerary?

Oct 13th, 2000, 12:31 PM
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Another thing, I think that those of you who see things in black and white (rush vs. linger=bad vs. good), miss the point. I have never traveled for "bragging rights." I adore art and architecture and all the good things. I just have this fast pace in all things, and generally, when I have a short time I am happy discovering new territory rather than hanging around the same area for what I consider too long (depends where, depends how long I have). I can do both--but one is different from the other, not better. Be careful about being too simplistic and too judgmental when people do things differently from you.
Oct 13th, 2000, 12:55 PM
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In response to xxx's theory:

First of all, I don't own an SUV, have a 13" tv, and rent a modest apartment. Traveling is not a cheap hobby, and there are many more cost-effective ways to keep up with the Joneses.

In my experience, most people don't really care "what I did on my summer vacation", at least not for more than a few minutes worth of conversation. (I must confess that I would probably love the attention if that weren't true

If someone is into travel primarily for "bragging rights", they're probably not going to stick with it very long. The returns just aren't very good considering the investment required (in time, money, and energy).

Oct 13th, 2000, 01:26 PM
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Well, it appears that the somewhat confrontational tone of my original posting was successful in raising enough passion in readers to illicit a reasonable volume of responses. At least no one told me to F#@* Off like I may have expected on some other sites. My wife and I leave Monday for two weeks in Provence and I will recall the various views expressed here as I languish in a cafe or rush to the next town, museum, etc.


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