We’re all about trying to break down barriers, dispel myths, and help travelers get out on the road and make their travel dreams come true, whatever those dreams may be. One thing that keeps many people from traveling is fear. In today’s round-the-clock news cycle, fear and shock is what sells, so focusing on the negative aspects of an entire country, or ignoring a country all together, is what we see on a day-to-day basis.
A few recent articles on BootsnAll challenged our assumptions about particular places and asked us not to be scared. One article asked readers to forget about all the negativity surrounding travel to Mexico, and not only travel there, but take your kids there, too. Another article promoted travel in Belarus, a country all but ignored by most international travelers.
Part of indie travel is thinking outside the box and not believing everything you hear, particularly on television. Doesn’t it make more sense to listen to travelers who have actually been to some of these places rather than news outlets that really only care about their profits?
Have you ever traveled to a so-called dangerous place and come out unscathed? Have you traveled to a country or city that is not often visited and fell in love? If so, comment below and share your story.
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