When I first traveled overseas with my youngest daughter we went to Paris. This city made a great first impression on her. She was almost 18 and had the blooming confidence of maturing youth and the beauty to go with that. We feasted on cheese, bread and pommes frites….as she was and still is a vegetarian. We walked, we got lost and we just immersed ourselves in the city.
The eye opener for me was that no one noticed me anymore…all the men only saw her! They tried to engage her and didn’t mind at all that she could not speak their language.
A few years later I was able to travel with her to Liechtenstein and Austria. Although I continued to travel regularly and to many places, she was now the expert. When we did not have reservations I was eager to teach her how to get a great discount last-minute. After no success with the first two attempts she suggested that I wait outside and let her handle it. Yep, you guessed it, she managed to get a better fare.