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What to avoid becoming as a TBer

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4 years ago, August 14th 2015 No: 1 Msg: #192553  
let's just be sensitive to becoming superficial travelers.
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4 years ago, August 14th 2015 No: 2 Msg: #192556  
Good find Bob and a vital point.

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4 years ago, August 14th 2015 No: 3 Msg: #192565  
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Something to avoid being as a person in general I think!

It's a game of "my personal experience is more meaningful/fulfilling/enlightened than yours" - an attitude which kinda goes against the notion of open-mindedness that travel should foster in people.

I find it a bit cringe-worthy to be in the presence of anyone talking like this. Reply to this

4 years ago, August 14th 2015 No: 4 Msg: #192574  
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Cringe-worthy even watching it :-)

I'd like to think we're all accepting not only of the many types of travel/traveller, but also of those who either choose not to travel or can't for whatever reason. Reply to this

4 years ago, August 15th 2015 No: 5 Msg: #192589  
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Argh! One of my least favourite types of people - someone who can only feel good about themselves by putting others down. Reply to this

4 years ago, August 25th 2015 No: 6 Msg: #192748  
That anyone can be critical of another's mode or travel style to me is inappropriate and very un-TBer. After all...isn't everyone on their own journey? Reply to this

4 years ago, September 1st 2015 No: 7 Msg: #192851  
This video is too funny!

I have come across a lot of people like this and I include the "I'm a traveler, not a tourist" type who think they are really "discovering the place" and you are not just because you do things in a different way... whatever! These people always make me feel so bad I want to punch them on the nose! I think it's their false self confidence which makes them look down on other people.
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4 years ago, September 1st 2015 No: 8 Msg: #192860  
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@denidax true! I don't like it when people say I'm a traveller not a tourist. It's so discriminatory. I personally feel that most of the time I am a tourist and there's nothing wrong with that! We all want different things and have different styles of travelling due to availability of time, resources, comfort zone, physical and emotional limitations etc. Reply to this

4 years ago, September 1st 2015 No: 9 Msg: #192861  
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@denidax true! I don't like it when people say I'm a traveller not a tourist. It's so discriminatory. I personally feel that most of the time I am a tourist and there's nothing wrong with that! We all want different things and have different styles of travelling due to availability of time, resources, comfort zone, physical and emotional limitations etc. Reply to this

4 years ago, September 1st 2015 No: 10 Msg: #192871  
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Absolutely agree Deni! Most braggers and criticisers I know have low self esteem, so they feel they have to tell everyone how good they are to overcompensate.

I just re-watched the video and the way she recites the travel quotes made me laugh out loud again. 😊 Reply to this

4 years ago, September 4th 2015 No: 11 Msg: #192899  
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In response to: Msg #192553 This video was so funny--what a wonderfully clueless dolt! One thing I love about our community is that we travel, as we live, in such varied ways. Some travel like greased lighting--tasting all the delights of the world, while others travel slower, savoring those delights, but experiencing fewer ones. We have so many ways of being, which is why our community is so wonderfully wide and diverse. Here's to supporting and learning from each of our varied ways! Reply to this

4 years ago, September 10th 2015 No: 12 Msg: #193008  
Just saw this today, made me laugh and cringe all at the same time! I can't imagine someone that superficial has many true friends. And, someone who is truly "enlightened" does not go around bragging about it! Thanks for sharing this Bob, and for reminding us to always stay grounded no matter what. Reply to this

4 years ago, September 15th 2015 No: 13 Msg: #193087  
very funny video.Thanks for good ideas and nice mood Reply to this

4 years ago, September 15th 2015 No: 14 Msg: #193089  
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So agree with all that's been said, particularly about the braggers and criticizers. As my mother used to say, "If you don't have something nice to say to or about someone, don't say anything at all." I love our supportive community! Reply to this

4 years ago, December 2nd 2015 No: 15 Msg: #194245  
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Couldn't have said it better myself Taracloud! I personally love reading about everyone's travels and get really excited for others planning a trip. This is such a supportive community and everyone is seeing the world in their own way. Funny video though! Reply to this

4 years ago, December 24th 2015 No: 16 Msg: #194605  
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It is cringe worthy isnt it - as ive gotten older I am a lot more restrained in suggestions to other people, particularly those younger than me because everyone knows better nowdays 😉
I worry that I am becoming one of those people! I found myself on a dayboat diving in Thailand last week and looked at all the young DMs living their dream working lugging tanks around and realised ive seen decades of them LOL... and I needed to kick myself and remind myself that for them, it was new and wonderful. I bite my tongue a lot 😉
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4 years ago, December 24th 2015 No: 17 Msg: #194606  
Andrea--
I agree, this is a very supportive community and we are allowed to see the world in our own way.

I'm one of those who sometimes stays in upscale places and then my next trip I'm in a hut or low end hotel. I'll admit in the past recent years I've given up the hostiles as I have a little more money and want a private bathroom.
When I start to get an attitude I have a talk with myself---

Examples: A few years ago we were in Greece and met a young (very young) couple on their honeymoon. It was their first time out of the states and their parents gave them the trip. They were sick of Greek food and just wanted to go to Mc Donald's. I was sad that they could not appreciate the great foods and wanted it to be like home. But -- later I realized--- good golly at least they've come to Greece! So many Americans never leave the country. They were being exposed to something new and they were willing to be open it and they just wanted a big mac. No big deal as long as they were having fun. They've been exposed to something different.

Last year we went on a Blues Cruise with Dancing Dave and the lovely Denise. I had a bit of attitude about cruises. But shame on me-- this one was amazing....and we are going back again this year. It is a music lovers little paradise. We are going for the music experience not so much the travel.
I know people who cruise annually and I say--- as long as it makes them happy. Who knows I may become a Blues cruise junkie.

I refuse to tell travel stories until I've heard some from who ever I am talking with as I don't want to get in that one ups man. Reply to this

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