Note: Janet Hommel Mangas’ 16-year-old daughter, Phoebe, just returned from a two-week, high school Spanish immersion trip to Sevilla, Spain. She shares a few travel insights.
I am sure you have heard travel stories about nightmarish trips and crazy experiences. There generally are two responses to those stories — a sense of immunity to such “easily avoided and foolish mishaps,” or a paralyzing fear of traveling.
I was the former. Having traveled since 4 months of age and frequently since (even alone), I consider myself travel-savvy. You could even say I pride myself on my ability to work through the kinks and quirks of airport craziness.