G - the letter G in Travel Dictionary

G - Letter G of Travel Dictionary

G-8 - The group of 8 industrial nations, travelers tend to go to places like this to protest as a trendy anti-globalization effort. See More

Gamed: the ability to successfully seduce someone into a relationship, usually achieved by pre-meditated strategy. i.e. a Hotel creates reviews on Hotel Book sites, fabricates false information by pretending to be reviewing the Hotel, in reality the review was created by the Hotel and they gamed the reader into believing it was a recommendation. Gaming TripAdvisor is a common practice by Hotels.

Gated community: a development abroad that has has a gate, or guard to check make sure no locals enter.

Gauntlet of Misinformation: expats lying about an expat colony, they tell new visitors, or temporary residents lies so they can sell their real estate, unload and move back home. Generally, the person with the rose colored glasses on, believes in romantcised paradise, and has yet to remove the glasses and see the place as it truly is, he or she must run the guantlet of misinformation until one day they realize they are surrounded by expat scoundrels.


Government Facts: There are facts put forth by Governments, the USA, Canada and Australian facts are conservative, they are trying to be safe. If you see a site that has .gov on the end, it may be a government site. They can be trusted more than private sites, more or less never trust private site.

Globalization or Globalisation: Globalization (or globalisation) is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture. Put in simple terms, globalization refers to processes that increase world-wide exchanges of national and cultural resources. Advances in transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, including the rise of the telegraph and its posterity the Internet, are major factors in globalization, generating further interdependence of economic and cultural activities.

Though several scholars place the origins of globalization in modern times, others trace its history long before the European age of discovery and voyages to the New World. Some even trace the origins to the third millennium BCE. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the connectedness of the world's economies and cultures grew very quickly.

The term globalization has been in increasing use since the mid-1980s and especially since the mid-1990s. In 2000, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified four basic aspects of globalization: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people and the dissemination of knowledge. Further, environmental challenges such as climate change, cross-boundary water and air pollution, and over-fishing of the ocean are linked with globalization. Globalizing processes affect and are affected by business and work organization, economics, socio-cultural resources, and the natural environment.

Global Travel

Going Native: wearing the local clothing, and abandoning your own Western culture clothing. The term was used in the movie "Lawrence of Arabia."


Gringo Trail: The sequential movement down from Mexico to Chile by land, and almost predictable path. Often new travelers do not realize they are on a cliche trip.

Guidebook: A guide book or travel guide is a book for tourists or travelers that provides details about a geographic location, tourist destination, or itinerary. It is the written equivalent of a tour guide. Many travel guides now take the form of travel websites rather than printed books.

It will usually include details such as phone numbers, addresses, prices and reviews of hotels and other lodgings, restaurants, and activities. Maps of varying detail are often included. Sometimes historical and cultural information is also provided. Different guide books may focus on different aspects of travel, from adventure travel to relaxation, or be aimed at travelers with larger or smaller travel budgets, or focus on the particular interests and concerns of certain groups such as sexual orientation or dietary restrictions. Guide books are generally intended to be used in conjunction with actual travel, although simply enjoying a guide book with little or no intention of visiting may be referred to as "armchair tourism".

Guesstimate: an informal English portmanteau of guess and estimate, defined as an estimate made without using adequate or complete information, or, more strongly, as an estimate arrived at by guesswork or conjecture. Like the word estimate, guesstimate may be used as a verb or a noun (with the same change in pronunciation). A guesstimate may be a first rough approximation pending a more accurate estimate, or it may be an educated guess at something for which no better information will become available. It is possible that 90 percent of decisions made by travelers are guesstimates, because when a person leaves their home or immediate neighborhood they is neither the time or information available whereby a traveler could analyze the situation and make proper decisions.


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