Subject: RE: Tourists vs. Travelers
In my younger years, I too made the mistake of thinking that travelers & tourists were different. Pshaw.   No matter if it's a relaxing stay at a beach resort, an in-depth eco trip, a humanitarian exchange or an escorted motorcoach tour, it's about breaking away, at some level, from your own comfort zone, your own neighborhood, your own culture, &your own language . Hooray for you who travel because you can't come home the same as you were before leaving. And a new view of the world is our best hope for a peaceful world for our children & grandchildren.   Isolation from other world views breeds distrust &fear, &is not the legacy I want to leave to my grandchildren.   Gail In Eugene