Recently, many have been lamenting that they just can’t stomach traveling to France in the current political climate. I think they are missing a great opportunity to enjoy Paris or Provence with minimal tourists. But nonetheless, they are reluctant.
I’m not a child-hater. I’m not a first-class snob, either. And despite last week’s column on flying babies in the front of the cabin, I do believe there are many more important issues facing the airline industry today.
If you’re seriously injured at a theme park, what are you owed? For one woman whose daughter is burned by fireworks at Walt Disney World, a refund on her vacation would be a good start. But after the park’s cast members help her daughter get medical attention, she hears nothing more from the Magic Kingdom. Is she getting the cold shoulder from Mickey – or is something else going on here? Here’s how to handle a theme park mishap and to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to you.
If your cruise is canceled, are you entitled to a full refund? Even though one cruise line says “yes,” the travel agent who booked a floating vacation tells one reader that Radisson has him listed as a “no show” – meaning that he didn’t show up for the sailing and forfeited the entire cruise. Now, the agent has a commission check and the reader is $1,527.65 poorer. Find out who is to blame for the cancellation confusion, and how you can prevent it from happening to you.
The presence of other travelers in close proximity to us, repeatedly invading our personal space takes its toll in increasing our levels of stress. Why does the nearness of strangers make us anxious? And what can we do to avoid that anxiety when traveling?