They Fixed A Plane With Duct Tape? Why Is This OK???

This photo popped up on Twitter a while back* and was so shocking at first glance that I just knew I needed to find an explanation:

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Airlines That Won’t Let You Take Pics/Video, Airport Lounge Just For Kids, Best Way To Contact Hotel, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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How To Get Best Southwest Boarding Position (It’s Not Early Bird), Democrats & Republicans Vacation Differently, & More!

Happy Saturday friends, and hooray, it’s finally the weekend! Here’s a recap of what’s gone on at YMMV this week. From what we’ve written to what others wrote that we really liked and wanted to share, it’s all here, in one convenient place!

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If What Happened During Air Travel Was The Same In Real Life, Here’s How Awful it Would Be

Every place you encounter has “social norms,” which are the behavioral rules that it’s assumed (or at least hoped) people will follow. Each place has its own sets of social norms, so the things you’re supposed to do, say and act at, let’s say, jury duty, are not the same as those if you’re at a baseball game.

Social norms also vary from country to country (here are some examples I bet you didn’t know about) and knowing and following those social norms while you’re there (i.e. not blowing your nose in public in Japan) shows you have respect for that country, its people and its social norms.

But just as blowing your nose in public in Japan would be looked at oddly, there are other examples where the social norms of one aspect of traveling would be totally crazy in another. Take a look…

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The Newest Tourist Scam, Another Reason Why Southwest Rocks, Why I Want To Visit This Airport, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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