Travel superstitions

Careful! Always step onto a ship with your right foot first, and don’t even think about beginning a voyage on a Friday. Travel has plenty of superstitions associated with destinations and how you get there. Here are a few to consider as you plan your next trip.

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Oct 9, 2013 12:11PM
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Superstitions are far beyond my understanding. As one who trusts in the Lord and not superstitions. I am superstitious about absolutely NOTHING.
Oct 9, 2013 9:13AM
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It's true but the trick is getting them to shutup!
Jan 30, 2013 11:35AM
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I thought that when hotels did this, they simply skipped 13 in the numbering of the floors. So, you might be staying in room 1408 (with John Cusak?) but you're really on the 13th floor.
Jan 30, 2013 11:34AM
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There is a lacquered wooden statue of Buddha in the lobby of the California Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas.  It's a Japanese superstition that rubbing the Buddha's stomach is good luck. Over the years, the lacquer has been rubbed off his tummy, his nose and his nipples.
Jan 30, 2013 10:47AM
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Of course you know that bringing lava home from Hawai'i is REALLY bad luck, but did you know that you never carry pork in your car over the Pali Highway on O'ahu? Doing so causes your automobile to stop at a certain point on the way and it won't restart until the pork is removed from the vehicle. Some versions of the story require the pork to be raw; other versions say that this happens after dark.

Jan 30, 2013 6:31AM
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The only superstition that I follow is the one that says not to have a green motorcyle, it's bad luck. I don't know about the luck part, but the green motorcycle I had seldom went anywhere without a small breakdown. Since then, they've all been red, a lucky color. Maybe.
Oct 20, 2012 12:33PM
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Heres the One I like.   Never Enter a House Threw One Door, and Leave Threw Another.   Ha I Love that One.  I Do it All the Time.  , They Both have the Same Locks.   

 

 Plus Living Next to That;   Little Family of Grays' .    They Take; Care of the Neighborhood Strays, I Have Not Seen Any Rodents, .  They Are Such Nice Aliens.   I Would Not Move Away From Them At Any Price!!!!!.   I REALLY Like Their Little; RAY GUNS..  They Just Love Me But,  One Neighbor, Left Town You Might Say.  Nobody Has Seen Them.?  HUH.

Oct 19, 2012 3:41PM
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My Neighbor is an Alien.  He Eats, Cats and other Rodents.  He's A Peacfull  Gray Little Guy.

Oct 13, 2012 2:44PM
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Just because a hotel floor isn't numbered as 13, doesn't mean that it still isn't the 13th floor of the building...

Oct 13, 2012 1:16PM
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I would love to visit the "Devils Tower"....... it looks so awsome!
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