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Albert

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CNN travel article
« on: August 04, 2013, 01:23:54 AM »
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/02/travel/20-travel-mistakes/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

There is plenty of nonsense in this article, but this sentence (caption for photo #2) takes the cake: The Armenian peasant jacket or Metallica nesting dolls you didn't buy? Not having them will haunt the rest of your life. When you see something you like, just buy it.


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Re: CNN travel article
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
Hilarious.  And when you buy it, you get home, it sits there for a year and at that point, you throw it away vowing never to waste money on something stupid like that again.

I think it stated the fundamental aspect when it said if you don't buy it right then and there, you will never go back.  That just proves the item is worth basically nothing if it's not important to go back for.

And wow, most of the tips are to just go ahead a spend spend spend.

Probably the only tip that I can agree here with because I see it over and over with people, it don't pack too much.

Thanks again to CNN for another empty article.


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Re: CNN travel article
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 03:01:53 PM »
Hilarious.  And when you buy it, you get home, it sits there for a year and at that point, you throw it away vowing never to waste money on something stupid like that again.

Exactly. I can think of all the souvenirs I got as a kid that were all eventually just tossed. Every time we travel anywhere, I always steer way clear of the gift shops and anything like them. All I need are my memories, and maybe some pictures.

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Re: CNN travel article
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 03:13:26 PM »
The only souvenir of my overseas travels that I still use is a grapefruit-sized chunk of quartz I picked up on a beach in Norway.  Cost 0, makes a great paperweight :-)

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Re: CNN travel article
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 12:18:24 PM »
As a kid, my parents never travelled (just camping), so sovenirs weren't something that we saw.  However, as a single parent my Mom went to Vegas, and I remember her bringing me back dangly earrings of dice - I just had my ears pierced and was beyond thrilled!!  Thanks for the indulgent memory.

As for sovenirs, I only purchase things that I would have normally purchased for my house.  For example, we're still in the decorating phase, so I've purchased interesting pieces of locally-made, unique, art sculptures for my house.  .....but no nesting dolls.....and no more t-shirts.....the only thing I let DH purchase is a $3 shot glass.  So, now we have about 20 shot glasses that have absolutely no use (we use plain ones), and no where I'd want to display them.  Useless and takes up space.  At least I stopped him from wanting to collect sand from each island we visited....although we did just find a small OJ container full of Aruba sand and had a good laugh (but no, he wouldn't let me throw it out).

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Re: CNN travel article
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 04:44:45 PM »

Probably the only tip that I can agree here with because I see it over and over with people, it don't pack too much.
Oh, I agree with most of the tips:

I'm with you on avoiding overpacking.  My daughter is the only person I know who packs less than I do.
Verifying the limits of your phone plan is wise.
Checking the exact location of your hotel (compared to your destinations) is wise.
Closing your shampoo bottles tightly; well, I must admit I've failed that test -- now I encase everything in a ziplock.
Always pack good quality, comfortable shoes.
Do not buy large souvies that you'll have to transport.
Do check the legal requirements for coming and going to your destination.
Never use a credit card to get cash.
Always print out (or enter into your phone) your travel confirmation numbers, hotel address /phone, and more.

Did I know these things already?  Yeah, but they're not all things that travel newbies would automatically figure out . . . until they're in a pickle.