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Old 01-12-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Every once in awhile, even the best traveler needs to stop and ask for directions (although some might be more hesitant to do so than others). Luckily, state tourism associations typically have manned stations at various highway entrances to their states to help tourists learn more about area attractions and, of course, to put them back on the right course.

Stupidest Travel Questions, Shocking Mistakes Travelers Make on the Road - ABC News
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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What a nice title for an article. Glad to know if I ask a question at a visitor's center that ABC may some day call me a dumba**.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I guess my SO and I are lucky. The minute the tourist center staff in the U.S hear our accents, they steel themselves. I think we've only headed in the wrong direction one time. And missed a few freeway ramp turn-offs.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Frankfort, IN
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This definitely makes me proud that I have enough common sense to stop and ask directions before I get too far if I have any doubts about the route. Getting lost would be about the only way one of my questions would end up on this list, not going to the wrong state looking for something.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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lol.. that's pretty crazyy
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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That has to suck for foreigners who travel to D.C. expecting to be staying in Washington state. What a costly error.
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