Traveling out of the country can be a confusing experience for people who've not done it at all, or have only gone to a few places that are "American-esque." Teri S. offers detailed insights from her own traveling experiences (in articles and travel sites). Because most travel experiences have a mix of "good" and "bad," Teri can promote the good and play down (or ignore) the bad, depending on whether the piece is promotional or informational. Excellently-written travel blogs and articles require more than merely providing a rundown of where to eat and what sites to see.
Travelers/readers must be able to visualize themselves in any particular situation that may arise. Tourists who understand the culture and overall economic climate of their destinations, especially in foreign countries, will be better prepared for what will hopefully be an enjoyable trip. Comprehension is the key! Depending on specific topics and needs, the blog or article would contain information about hotels, customer service, food and beverage service, beaches, safety and security, items to pack (and what to leave at home), and what to expect at airports when traveling outside the United States.
Teri S. and her husband have done a lot of traveling -- starting with a honeymoon in Australia (visiting Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback desert/Alice Springs, Sydney and other areas "Down Under"). They have traveled every year (or several years) since then. In addition to areas across the United States -- including major cities of New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, Boston, New York and Chicago -- Teri and Jeffrey have visited the Caribbean and Mexico; Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Grand Cayman, the Bahamas and Curacao. Because of these varied experiences, Teri understands and, more importantly, is able to convey her experiences and research on various cultures, methods of hospitality and expectations to the would-be traveler.