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Nov 8th 2011 12:04PM My last road trip, I did 18 states in 13 days with my best friend. It was completely awesome, even if we were so exhausted when we got home.
Aug 31st 2011 5:18PM But at the same time, these were the things that were important to you at the time you wrote them and, like any writing, may not seem important now, especially when plucked from the obscurity of the past, out of context.
If we always write with the mindset of will this be important years from now, then we might lose the impact that the posts might have now. I mean it's great to have all the "and you can do it, too" facts, but sometimes the honesty of talking about the exhaustion and all the other warts of travel can make the post just as valid.
Nov 6th 2010 2:17AM I agree that it's important to find that connection to what you're writing about. If you can't connect, how can you expect your reader to?
Regarding the note taking, in lieu of pen/paper, take a photo. Even if it's a crappy cellphone shot, it'll help bring you back to that place when it's time to write. A lot of times, I'll snap a shot and Twitter it with a small caption. Doing this has provided many a timeline for a story for me.
Jul 3rd 2010 1:06AM But how did they know where she lived? That's the creepy part.
Nov 4th 2009 11:18PM If this guy is a first class passenger, who cares if he wants to dress comfortably for his trip? This is air travel, not a fashion show. How shallow.
I see nothing wrong with his outfit from the photo. I can't believe United has nothing better to do than play fashion police with paying customers. When revenue is down, the worst thing you can do is alienate a first class customer by telling them they are "dressed too casually" - at least he is dressed.
One more reason I go out of my way not to fly anymore.
Nov 4th 2009 9:32PM I must be a freak, then, because I will take a road trip over being cooped up in a tin can in the air any day. :)
No smokers complaining they need their fix. No security to deal with, rifling through my private belongings. No children kicking the seat/screaming/throwing up on me/crawling on me - I have nothing against children, but I don't need to deal with kids I don't know when I'm in my own car. No people with bad b.o./overbearing perfume.
Sure, some rest areas are scary, but so are some of the airport bathrooms I've been in. It's really about using common sense in choosing where to pull over and learning to trust your instincts.
I've also had my share of bad traveling companions, but even more horror tales of seat mates when in the air.
And that 43 hr drive from NYC to LA can be some of the best moments of my life with memories to last a lifetime...not to mention blog posts.
For me. traveling isn't just about the destination, but the journey to get there, as well. Road trips rule! :D
Oct 16th 2009 4:08AM I've been reading Gadling pretty much since its start, so happy birthday to a great travel resource and I look forward to another 5 years of posts! :)
Oct 1st 2006 6:50PM I'm personally waiting for the remake of Electra Woman and Dynagirl.
Oct 1st 2006 6:36PM I loved Ugly Betty, too. I'm also hooked on Jericho. Heroes was worthy of a second watch -- it's really hard to judge a show like this that has so many leads to introduce in the first episode.
I've been disappointed by Standoff and Justice. Studio 60 I could take or leave.
Sep 26th 2006 5:33AM I liked the show, too. I think the characters were well written and introduced. It'll be interesting to see how they all intersect and for what reason they're finding themselves with these new powers.
I have to say the garbage disposal scene was not for the squeamish, though. LOL
I think this and Jericho are my faves of the season's new shows.