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Aug 16th 2010 12:22PM I'm super-fortunate to have a hubby who is my perfect travel partner, but I definitely agree that the number one way to make sure a trip with others has few, if any, problems is the pre-trip planning discussion. Setting expectations, responsibilities, and itineraries (including time apart/separate activities) before you ever step foot on the plane can really make the difference between a great trip and a horrible one.
You should definitely do a follow-up post on that topic!
Jul 21st 2010 8:03PM I agree, excellent post! I love that someone of Don's caliber, who comes from the world of print publishing, truly understands that there is no divide except that which we force on ourselves, and because our common audience consumes our product in all manner of media, both worlds not only harmoniously co-exist but can - and do- actually complement one another.
I also love the moniker "Continent of Creative Communication" :-)
Apr 22nd 2010 5:23PM Really beautiful and powerful piece, Don. I wish that ambassadorship was something taught in our schools! Your 1000 Dinners idea is a great one - people don't change their opinions or attitude because someone told them to, it really does boil down to individuals learning from each other.
Nov 26th 2009 12:48PM Awesome post Katie! I too am thankful for each and every one of those items on your list - and it's a great reminder.
Aug 31st 2009 1:09PM I totally agree with this - be proud of where you are from, or move.
However, there have been a couple of times that I've PRETENDED to be Canadian, mostly when watching a hockey game with REAL Canadians (in Canada), because it's so much fun to act as if I'm rabid about the game, drink loads of good beer, and say things like "beauty pass, eh?" Hey I LOVE Canada!
But I don't pretend to be one when I travel. I'd rather be a good ambassador for the US.