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Many travelers are in an uproar over the full body scanners saying that it allows TSA agents to see all their goodies and that it is not known what effects dosing the entire body with radiation will have over the long term. But what are the other options? Full body pat downs and searches that have to be extra intrusive because of the Underwear Bomber. It was really a different world back in 2001.
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Travel Video of the Week
Japanese Vending Machines
Ok, unless you’re a Japanese speaker/reader, you won’t understand a lick of what is being said. But pretend this is like a children’s picture book and just look at the images of odd things in vending machines, like bunches of bananas, cans of hot noodles, sandwiches, coffee, etc.. And these are the tame items that the Japanese will throw in their vending machines. One word – panties. Moving on…
The guidebook is becoming a relic of the past when places and points of interested listed would still be vaild two years later. Now, people ditch their guidebooks and use Google Maps, Twitter responses from strangers and Facebook friends to plan their trip. It’s real suggestions from real people with the latest, up to date information.
The camera in the smartphone has become the primary photography tool for many people and why not? The features and photo quality rivals and at times surpasses standalone cameras. So why carry both? Many people don’t any more and if you’re one of those people, you’ll want to get the very best pics from your phone. Who’d think you’d be able to do that a few years ago?
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