Video: Where No Travel Writer Has Gone Before

Video  •  World Hum  •  11.13.09 | 2:49 PM ET

Rolf Potts introduces his five-part series about a Star Trek-themed cruise

2 Comments for Video: Where No Travel Writer Has Gone Before

Robert M. Cerello 01.04.10 | 3:37 PM ET

As Spock’s smarter brother, inveterate traveler and one who calls softly, “Beam me up Scotty—there’s no intelligent life down here” before I fall asleep in my disappointing cabin aboard the SS Urth each night, I was delighted to hear that someone was at last traveling the spacelanes. That as we all know is where where realists belong and where Star Trek nation’s denizens know they ought by now to be able to travel.  I am awaiting further installments via the communications’ section’s telecommunicators. Thanks for boldly going in this direction, Rolf! You’ve made my standard Day!

claired 01.11.10 | 9:00 AM ET

I endorse Pott’s insights into how to be a mindful traveler; to dig beneath the “picture post card” and sniff out a more authentic sense of that place. When I travel, I try to think of myself as a visitor from Mars, observing a strange culture and how people live their daily lives. The tongue in cheek video on the Star Trek Cruise was an a humorous way of taking the “anthropologist’s” point of view while traveling.

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