March 4, 2000
This Week: Women Travelers
March 8 has been designated International Women's Day. So, in celebration, I asked all the women in our audience to call in with their tales of traveling alone. And I got to say, I was shocked by the response. Out of all the calls I received, there were very few about negative travel experiences. Maybe it's just my paranoia -- you know, I do have a daughter to worry about -- but I thought I'd get a lot of stories about women being harassed, accosted, or even outright attacked while traveling solo. Hmmm. Maybe the world is a lot safer than I thought.
Maybe the world is a safer place these days. But just indulge my paranoia for a second and let me tell you what I tell my daughter when she travels alone. Of course, there's one obvious way to stop unwanted advances on the road: wear a wedding ring. Also, don't let hotel receptionists or bellhops say your room number out loud. You never know who might be listening. And just in case, take a little rubber door stop with you when you travel. They're light weight, and, when you shove one under your hotel room door, it does a really good job at keeping unwanted visitors out of your room.
Next Week: Spring Break
I never got a spring break; it's one of those rites of passage that I missed out on. I was always working at least one job in college, so while my buddies were having fun in Florida or Mexico, I was stuck at home, breaking my back. So that's why I want to hear your spring break stories. Was there a trip you took that was so crazy, you still can't believe it happened? Did a run-in with the Federales turn your party into a parole hearing? How did your three-day road trip turn into a life's adventure?
Send us an email or call 888-SAV-TRAV (888-728-8728) and tell me your best spring break story.
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