I started my first year-long backpacking trip around the world in the early 1990s and did two more after that. Since then I’ve heard and read a lot of bad travel advice, much of it written by people stuck in a NYC or London office who don’t travel much. A lot of that travel advice I frequently ignore. I frequently have conversations with people who have not traveled much internationally and it is disheartening to me sometimes to realize how much editors love to scare people, especially in publications that only cover travel occasionally and their audience is infrequent travelers.
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