It said that the Canadian government’s immigration site was down.
Really? I had to check it out for myself. And yes, in three attempts, the site timed out – presumably due to volume.
Hold steady America. I know that half of you are not pleased with last night’s results. But the answer isn’t emigrating to Canada or elsewhere. It’s putting in the effort to get to know your neighbors, your fellow citizens, better. Something we should all do all the time.
A Road Trip of Acceptance
In an interview Sunday night on The National, a Canadian news program, Malcolm Gladwell was commenting on the American election. When asked about the days after the election he said things will settle down. On normal days people disagree with each other on maybe five issues but agree in hundreds of ways. An election highlights our areas of disagreement. With a bit of time an understanding of shared values will be realized again.
This is where a road trip comes in. Or any other means of travel for that matter.
I urge you to travel your own country. To meet people of different opinions. People who live differently and make their living differently. It is a healing experience that promotes acceptance. I did it in 1995 when Quebec almost separated from Canada. By going right into Quebec and meeting a wide range of people I found myself far more accepting of the prospect of its independence. Traveling, meeting people, growing your understanding of everything you have in common can be a salve in difficult political times.
Here are a few posts to help you on your way.
- A Solo Road Trip – Why You Can! And Why It Will Be Fabulous!
- A Road Trip Alone: Top 10 Tips to Prepare
- A Winter Road Trip Alone: 32 Tips You Need to Know
- Solo Travel America: Thousands of Destinations in One Country
- Solo Off the Beaten Path: 7 reasons to small town travel
And, of course, don’t miss our Destinations section where there many posts on the United States of America.