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Poll Results: Is It Wrong To Visit Countries With Oppressive Regimes?

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Earlier in the week I ran a poll asking  the question, Is It Wrong To Visit Countries With Oppressive Regimes? 

My idea for the topic came about due to a post from the end of July, Send Your Kids To North Korea For What??? (With the what being- summer camp) 

In the post about sending kids to summer camp in North Korea one commenter suggested that visiting North Korea meant that you were supporting the government. Linda wrote “I just don’t understand people that would support KJU by their tourism. It frankly shocks me that people do this.” Continue reading Poll Results: Is It Wrong To Visit Countries With Oppressive Regimes?

Is It Wrong To Visit Countries With Oppressive Regimes? Vote in the Poll

Don’t forget to vote in the poll at the bottom of this post!

Last week I wrote how you could now send your kids to North Korea for summer camp. In the post I jokingly mentioned the idea of sending Lucas to camp there for a week so Kim and I could go on one of the tours of the closed-off country.

Some people weren’t sure if I was joking or not and were very against my plan. Others mentioned that they would “refuse to support a government responsible for atrocities that we know are rampant in N. Korea”. Continue reading Is It Wrong To Visit Countries With Oppressive Regimes? Vote in the Poll

Most Annoying Traveler Poll: The Results

A couple of weeks back I wrote a post based on a Thrillist article about the 15 Most Annoying Travelers In The World. In the post I shared what I felt were two of the most annoying kinds of travelers.

After thinking a bit more about the topic and receiving a bunch of comments, I decided to run a poll. I was curious to find out what you felt were the most annoying travelers.

In the poll I included my top two choices as well as some from the Thrillist article and reader suggestions as options to choose from.

My poll ended last night and I wanted to share the results.

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What Are The Most Annoying Travelers? Vote In The Poll

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Last week I shared what I felt were two of the most annoying kinds of travelers that I usually come across during our trips- Seat Pullers and Tour Group Participants. The topic came up due to a Thrillist article- 15 Most Annoying Travelers In The World.

I found Thrillists’ list to be pretty weak but I did agree with a few of their choices.

Check out my post about the topic here.

A few readers shared their thoughts on this topic.

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How Long Should You Wait For Customer Service Response: Vote in the Poll

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After a ridiculously long wait, the issue that I had with United (in mid-January) was finally resolved.

During our first trip of 2014 to Norway our flight got cancelled due to an approaching winter storm back home, in the NY area.

Read all about what happened in these posts:

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Poll Results In: What’s The Worst Place To Drive In The World?

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Last week I wrote a post about the 10 Worst Places To Drive In The World according to the Huffington Post.

I don’t usually rent cars when traveling in foreign countries but have done so in a few. While looking over the HuffPost’s list I felt that Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam would’ve been a great addition. While I didn’t rent a car during my visit, Kim and I found it almost impossible to cross the roads due to the crazy amount of cars and even worse- motorbikes. I could only imagine what it would be like to drive there.

A bunch of you commented on my post, calling out the HuffPost for leaving off some pretty awful places to drive like Bangkok, Cairo and Sao Paulo while including others.

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What’s the Worst Place To Drive In the World? Vote In the Poll

Worst Places To Drive
Photo Credit: arpingstone

I recently wrote about the 10 Worst Places To Drive In The World according to the Huffington Post.

While I wouldn’t claim to have a ton of experience driving outside the United States (I much prefer to take public transportation or walk), I have driven in a bunch of foreign countries & places.

When I first came across the Huffington Post article, it was after just getting back from our Quick Euro Roadtrip where I drove on some pretty crazy roads in the Lake Como area of Italy. This experience made the article even more interesting to me.

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Poll Results In: Is It Worth Upgrading to Economy Plus?

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 3.20.20 AMA little over a week ago I wrote a post asking Is It Worth Upgrading to Economy Plus.

For me the answer is no if I have to pay for the upgrade. I’d gladly take a free upgrade but to pay for a little more space, I just don’t see the value. I would much prefer to use valuable funds to pay for things during the trip.

However, I can see some cases where paying for E+ can be worth it. If you’re on the taller side then upgrading might be well worth it to get extra space and save your knees from the seat in front of you. I could also see some people finding E+ a decent option for very long flights.

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Last Call: Vote In My E+ Poll & Comment For AA Bix Extra Referral of 1,000 Points

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A few days back I published a couple of posts which call for reader interaction. One is a poll, while the other is a way to possibly get 1,000 American Airlines Biz Extra points.

Today is the last day to take part in each of these options. Both will end on February 18 at 11:59 PM.

Here is a recap:

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Is It Worth Upgrading To Economy Plus: Vote In The Poll

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 3.20.20 AMEarlier in the week I wrote a post related to the value of upgrading to Economy Plus. (Check out the original post here.)

Kim and I have never flown in E+ and don’t really think it is worth the extra expense. With Lucas now needing his own seat, we also gain space (when sitting 3 across) from his seat.

After my original post, I had a variety of answers in the comments. I also had an interesting response om Twitter from the youngest American to visit every country in the world.

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