Articles — Travel and Leisure(3)

Travelling Alone

Dr. Linda Hancock The Eleventh Year Travel and Leisure

Travelling Alone

Often people are shocked when they hear that I love to travel alone. Some state that they would be afraid to do this while others imply that they just don't think they would enjoy the trip without having people accompany them. Well, there are several advantages to going solo: Planning is much easier. You just think about where you would like to visit and start researching your options. You can open an email with flight offers and book whatever grabs your attention at the time without having to consult or compromise. 2. Travelling is more flexible. If you miss a...

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Amish Values

Dr. Linda Hancock The Eleventh Year Travel and Leisure

Amish Values

In August, I decided that I needed a rest! My son suggested that I go to a spa. I really wanted to go where I had never been before and told him that one of my goals had been to go to Amish country. Everything that I had read about the culture seemed inviting and I thought that I would benefit from the relaxing style and simplicity of being around their simple and relaxing culture. Coincidentally, I had also been working on my family tree and was intrigued by the fact that my fifth great-grandfather, Conrad Eichelberger, had immigrated to...

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The Psychology of Travel

Dr. Linda Hancock The Second Year Travel and Leisure

The Psychology of Travel

I have been on as many as eighteen flights in a month! It is very easy to determine who the "seasoned" travelers are and who the "first timers" are. Airports are designed to not only control the flow of traffic but also meet the needs of the passengers. I use the Calgary Airport, for example, as a type of shopping mall. Whenever there is a layover of a few hours, I am excited. This gives me an opportunity to have a pedicure at the spa, purchase best-sellers at the bookstore and have dinner in a nice restaurant. Dressing appropriately is...

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