Comments on: How Travel Beats the Media Fear Machine http://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/ travel wide, live deep Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:10:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Travelers' Tales: Facing Fears, Learning by Living, & Promoting Peace | Building a Better WorldBuilding a Better Worldhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-896949 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:49:20 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-896949 […] is the second way facing fears pays dividends. As Dan and Audrey recount in How Travel Beats the Media Fear Machine, going and seeing most often replaces the specter of danger with the experience of hospitality. […]

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-650569 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:09:38 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-650569 @Susan: You’re very welcome! We often tell people that the times along our journey where we have felt must unsafe were in places like DC or New York instead of countries like Iran, Uzbekistan or Egypt. Not sure when we’ll be back in Egypt next, but we’ll be sure to let you know!

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By: Susan Ryanhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-649976 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:33:27 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-649976 BIG thanks from Egypt for this. I am still telling people that parts of New York (or anywhere in their home country) can be more dangerous than here, and it helps to have positive stories like this one to explain to them. We hope to see you back in Egypt some time.

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By: What it feels like to visit one of the fifty most dangerous places on the globehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-593505 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:00:54 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-593505 [...] loved this article about two travelers visiting Egypt during the Arab Spring, moving through Iran peacefully, and [...]

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By: The Best Blogs and Posts in December | The HostelBookers Bloghttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-534136 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:28:44 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-534136 [...] How Travel Beats the Media Fear Machine Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott, Uncornered Market [...]

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-458373 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 06:06:06 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-458373 @Sky: To your point, I suppose that some people enjoy the state of comfort that is the constant state of fear. Glad to hear about your experiences in Guatemala. Our experience there was similar, however we did have a run-in with our own sense of fear there:
http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/2009/04/road-trip-banditos-dose-of-fear/

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By: Skyhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-457051 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:21:27 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-457051 YES. This is something that I have to keep explaining to people over and over and over because no one really gets it. The media launches on to our biggest fears and rarely show the full story or anything good that’s happening. When I traveled to Guatemala, I had at least 4 people say “But that’s so dangerous! There’s drug wars and cartels! Haven’t you seen all the news stories about Mexico?!” and honestly, I felt the need to bang my head off of a wall. I’ve been to Guatemala twice now and I’ve yet to run into ANY “bad” activity or get myself into a bad situation. I wish more people would think this way but more prefer to just live in a constant state of fear, I think.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-440867 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 18:26:30 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-440867 @Erin: Thank you. Enjoy your travels. We’re glad our perspective was helpful.

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By: Erin Mariehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-434774 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:12:31 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-434774 Loved this post and couldn’t agree more! I’m headed to Egypt in August and while others think I’m crazy, your post made me feel…normal. Thank you!

Enjoy Mexico!

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/how-travel-beats-media-fear-machine/#comment-411261 Thu, 03 May 2012 20:12:13 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10165#comment-411261 @Simon: I think you are in good company. Mothers the world over are worried about their traveling children. Based on reader feedback (“I sent my mother your article on _____ and now she feels a lot better.”), balanced real-world personal experiences from people you can trust seem to help moms understand.

@Ron: Glad you liked the piece and that it’s one of your favorites. It’s one of those pieces that best characterizes our travel ethos and philosophy. I’m sorry we didn’t get a chance to connect in Oaxaca. We’ll just have to stay in touch and make sure we connect in person next time we get the chance.

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