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Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Are You a Competitive Traveler?

Are You a Competitive Traveler?

With the 2014 Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup events just around the corner, it is time we travelers talked about competitive travel. And we travelers are very competitive. We're all capable Indiana Joneses and would-be Magellans... and who hasn't sat watching The Amazing Race saying, "I could do that?" (More on TAR later). We all know the story: An English gentlemen bets £20,000 in 1872 that he can travel around the world in 80 days -- he does it too! And so begins competitive travel. Although fictitious, Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" character Phileas Fogg, lives in all travelers. We all want to test ourselves, challenge ourselves in creative and novel ways, while constantly assessing and fine-tuning our travel skills. Of course status among our fellow travelers and bragging rights aren't bad outcomes either. Every traveler I know, be they armchair wannabes, neophytes, blog writers, media personalities or travel industry professionals, all believe that they have it wired and know the best way to travel....

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