Thursday, 18 November 2010

Why travellers are ruining travel


Fairfax travel blogger, Ben Groundwater, echoes the sentiment of many adventure cruisers:

'Pure' travel experiences are becoming rarer and rarer.

People like me are ruining travel. People like you are ruining travel, too. In fact, the sad truth is that every one of us is killing travel by doing exactly what we love doing: travelling.

There was a great line on one of the news tickers on The Chaser a few years ago, which I'm sure I'm misquoting, but it went something like: "Girl urges friends to visit Cambodia before it's ruined by people like her."

Travel's a catch-22. The more we do it, and the more of us that do it, the more we're killing the experience of doing it.

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