Tyler Cowen on travel:
My main tip is simply: "Go, go go!" Go. People have a status quo bias when they make decisions and they don’t take enough chances. My colleague and co-blogger Alex Tabarrok makes an interesting point. If you knew your life were much shorter you would travel to those places you always wanted to see. If you knew your life were to be much longer you would have more time to travel; again you would travel more. So, are you trying to tell me that your expected lifespan is just at that length where you shouldn’t travel more? I don’t buy it.
The "go, go, go" advice applies to most things, I think, not just travel. Just do it.
The above link is at Gadling.com, a travel web site I hadn’t seen before. Some good stuff. Here’s a funny YouTube video about a Philadelphia Phillies baseball player having a prank played on him — his manager and agent tell him he’s been traded to Japan.