This Week in Travel is one of my favorite travel podcasts. I was recently quite honored to be invited as a guest and talk about some news in travel and the Ultimate Train Challenge (coming this September! Get over there, sign up on the forums and start giving us some advice and tips!).
OK, plug over.
So I was listening a few months back and they were discussing a study that said that 1 in 4 men carry teddy bears with them while traveling for business. The men supposedly reported that their stuffed animals remind them of home and the significant others they have to leave behind.
I was as shocked as the hosts and guests were about this bit of odd news. I actually googled it up and wonder of wonders… there actually is such a study. Here is the link to the CNN article on it. Turns out the author of that column actually does still have his childhood teddy bear — though he claims to not travel with it.
Yea right, buddy.
Fast forward a little bit and I am on an overnight bus in Colombia. Actually, you don’t have to fast forward too far, this was only two weeks after hearing this amazing teddy bear news. I look across the aisle of the bus as the day turned to night and we all got ready to sleep and what did I see…..
Sweet dreams, senõr. Your secret is safe with me….