Time to stop whining about travel woes


I'm the first to whine when it comes to travel hassles, but I'm vowing to stop (at least momentarily) after reading this Q&A in Wired with Carl Hoffman, author of The Lunatic Express. The book covers his trip around the world using only the "the most dangerous and decrepit forms of transportation he finds along the way."

While it makes it very clear why we should stop complaining about having to pay for airline meals and a couple of hours of delay, it's also fascinating how Hoffman explains why we find such minor inconveniences overwhelming, when in other parts of the world you're glad if you actually make it to your destination relatively intact.

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