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The Traveling Fool - Issue #33

What do you like to read about when it comes to travel articles and social media? There has been some
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The Traveling Fool - Issue #33
By Bob Bales • Issue #33 • View online
What do you like to read about when it comes to travel articles and social media? There has been some talk recently and some press about how travel bloggers are perceived. I personally think too many travel bloggers make the content all about themselves instead of telling the story about the places, people and culture we visit. One of the reasons I am disillusioned about certain social media sites is I see feeds that showcase flowery dresses, poses, perfect lives and such. Instagram is notorious for this. When I look at Instagram I like to see nice photos but of places, people and culture not a vain wannabe model that thinks way too highly of themselves, but that is just me. When I see a beautiful photo of a destination and it gets 100 likes and 1-2 comments and the next one is someone posing in a bikini with a drink overlooking a canyon and it gets 10k likes and 200 comments I just shake my head. Recently a “travel” blogger came under fire for a posed photo with some saying it was dangerous or promoting risky behavior. I just think it was a stupid photo. Take a look and email me your thoughts.

TRAVEL NEWS
AIRLINES WANT SMALLER SEATS
Why your airline seat may shrink even more under new regulations - MarketWatch
CONGRESS IS TRYING TO INCREASE THE SEAT SIZE
Congress Is Trying to Stop Airlines From Shrinking Seats | Time
    Facebook announces security attack affecting 50 million users - Business Insider
Travellers refusing digital search now face $5000 Customs fine | RNZ News
JUST A REMINDER NOT TO BE AN ASS WHILE TRAVELING
'Mom, I'm in trouble': Grande Prairie woman faces decade in Thai prison | CBC News
Travelers found hidden camera in their Carnival Cruise bedroom
It's a struggle to fit into shrinking airplane bathrooms | Stuff.co.nz
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