September 11th is a date that carries so much meaning for Americans. The tragedy that devasted so many brought unity to our country and forever changed the way we travel.
How did 9/11 affect you?
@multitaskingme: It made me more aware of my country and our vulnerability, made me value freedom.
@kimorlando: When I fly I usually think of the passengers who were on board that day.
@DebMomOf3: We weren’t directly affected, but had a 5-month old baby (our first) and knew the world would never be the same for her.
What’s your biggest travel fear?
@harmonicmama: Bed bugs! With the rise in bed bugs in various cities this is on my mind in every hotel!
@judy511: car crash
@kimorlando: I have a weird fear of driving off a bridge with my kids in the car.
How has your travel changed in the last 10 years?
@judy511: For a short time, hubby and I took seperate flights.
@KellyDeanOttawa: I travel more often now.
@kimorlando: I travel lighter and much more alert.
Will you travel on
@MaricrisG: I would if I have to. The stigma of that date shouldn’t be a cause for fear.
@DebMomOf3: No, don’t have anything planned. I am flying to
@scentednights: It’s probably as safe as any other day.
What are your contingency plans for travel emergencies?
@Glennia: American Express has a number you can call from anywhere in the world.
@MaricrisG: I guess it would depend on what emergency it is. BUT I usually bring bandages, hand-sanitizers and wipes.
@StayAdventurous: Wow I keep a safety hundred, not sure that lasts three days.
How are you handling the 9/11 anniversary with your kids?
@StayAdventurous: It is not something I need to worry about this year, but it will be interesting when it’s also daddy’s b-day.
@DebMomOf3: Not sure yet, we’ll need to think about that and decide. The older two girls are old enough to understand now (10 and 8).
@judy511: Going to the memorial.