Best places to explore solo

Who says you have to travel with company? Here are the best cities for flying solo.

Text by Emily H. Bratcher | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Jan 23, 2013 9:48AM
To those who bash Wamart for buying foreign made products.... look at the lables next time your in Target or any retailer for that matter. Nothing is made in the US anymore, accept it.
Jan 23, 2013 8:49AM

Wal-Mart article can be found here:


The subject of this article would be moot if US companies manufactured their goods in the US, to start with!


112 people had to die before Wal-Mart even thought to follow up on its own stores...NOT a very good business practice, that's for sure.


What we, as consumers, need to do is ask ourselves if saving a couple of bucks on that pair of jeans, pajamas, towels, sheets, etc, is worth 112 peoples lives. If not, then, maybe we need to contact Wal-Mart and let them know that its consumers want US manufactured goods from a major US retailer! Think of the JOBS that would create at a time when the US badly needs them to secure the prosperity of our country and its citizens. Not only that, but their decision would put intense pressure on other major US retailers to do the same.


When it comes right down to it, we, the consumers, have the power to change how business is done in this country. We control the discretionary financial spending in the US. We elect the officials (local, state, federal). We have the freedom to speak in unison. When a majority of the public speaks up at once, business moguls are forced to at least  LISTEN!


Wal-Mart is a great store. It employs thousands upon thousands of people. If it would change just a few of their manufacturing decisions (to favor US manufacturing of goods) it could create thousands more jobs...and so would other major US retailers, in order to compete with Wal-Mart's sales of the US manufactured goods.


There are no easy answers to Wal-Mart's PR problems, following the loss of 112 people who were locked in a warehouse manufacturing their stores (as well as other retailers) goods. But, surely MORE can be done than just checking up only each store's manufacturing list! Really?? How about producing your goods in a country that protects its employees (more than any 3rd world nation) in the US, where your business is based?

Jan 23, 2013 8:09AM
Must be worth reading if they had it squashed, or else it is Chinee, and they forgot to translate it.
Jan 23, 2013 8:07AM
Wow! Everyone bought into this one!
Jan 23, 2013 8:06AM
the article was basically they won't use any supplier they haven't approved to make their products..this came after about 100 people died in a fire at a facility making their clothes that they say were not approved by them..big deal walmart..we all know you do NOT care about people and you'd sell out your own mothers to make a dime
Jan 23, 2013 8:05AM
Here is the Wal-mart story.
Jan 23, 2013 8:05AM
MSN planning on changin my home's tooooo liberal anyway!
Jan 23, 2013 8:03AM
Why are other countries supplying  Walmart  or any other businesses with goods anyway?  Everything should be manufactured and supplied from the United States.  BUY AMERICAN!!!!!!!
Jan 23, 2013 8:01AM
Jan 23, 2013 8:01AM

walmart paid an ad hitman to kill it.

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