When I started this assignment I found it
difficult to find many good sites that discussed American's lack of travel and
cultural travel. Here are a few sites that I found really helpful.
This site is more of a blog from a German man
living in the United States, he has a few opinions on
why American's don't travel. His short input is good, but I think the
responses below kind of show exactly the way American's think about travel, and
how they view foreigners thoughts on our culture of
What I liked about this site was how Mr.
Tuttle explained the ability to travel abroad and avoid package deals that cost
much more. He does differntiate between packed
deals travel and more of a "do it yourself".
This site was not one I quoted or focused on
much, but it has some real interesting mentions of what to do and not do
when traveling and learning the culture.
found a website that I thought was extremely helpful with this assignment, but
was extremely interesting as well: http://transitionsabroad.com
thought it was a very good perspective on how to immerse ourselves
into a culture rather than being a tourist.
Personally I found
these remarks interesting because as an American I can understand where they
come from at times. When you figure they are influence the same way we are
though TV, our airways through the TV reality crap, portrays Americans as rude,
alcohol, drug addiction, only out to party with as many people as possible,
amongst a few other things. However, the sad fact of things is that most
Americans are just trying to make ends meet from one month to the next and well
keep their heads above water. I canŐt speak for all Americans but, for me I just donŐt have the time or money to hop on
the next flight to France and travel for a month or two.