Posting the Perfect Status

We live in an age in which much of our social interaction takes place behind the safety of our computer screens. We are judged by the number of “friends” we manage to accumulate and the photo albums we upload documenting our seemingly enthralling lives. Perhaps the most telling indicators of our coolness are our tweets and Facebook statuses. We post our current annoyances, exciting updates and random musings, and within a millisecond, everybody in our social network is reading and analyzing our latest articulation.

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Travel Horrors

The prototypical holiday season usually induces images of roaring fires, shiny presents and families convening from around the world to gather together around a well-laden table. The part that usually gets left out of the imagination is the one of bad weather, cramped planes and crowded airports. Images of gently-falling snow morph into the harsh reality of torrid blizzards that keep aircrafts circling runways for hours. Gingerbread houses? Eggnog? Ha!

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