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August 17, 2010


Irene S. Levine

Hi Ellen,

Don't you think that personality has something to do with the way people choose to travel? For some people, traveling with others (as opposed to solo) can actually allow them to experience a destination in a way they couldn't alone.



Hi Irene,

I certainly believe there can be value and enjoyment in both methods. A travel partner can make an experience richer by adding knowledge and companionship and encouraging activities that someone might need to be prodded to do.

There are pros and cons to both.

To me, travel with a companion can feel like a walk in the woods with a group. People are so busy socializing and talking they're not hearing the sounds of nature or looking around at the views because they've come in their own "capsule."

It doesn't mean it won't be an enjoyable hike. But those people might not be as close to the land or mingling with "the locals" as they might have otherwise.


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