dollarvigilante.com / By Jeff Berwick / February 9, 2013
I realize that many of you are reading this from underneath a few feet of snow… or perhaps you are in Europe or places like Vancouver, with overcast skies and a grey view, so I hate to tell you about my current view. But, as I look out over the azure waters and clear blue skies it reminds me of why I love being in tropical climates: the colors.
Perhaps one of the most colorful places I’ve ever been is in Nassau where not only the water, sky and wildlife are colorful but also the architecture.
Also, being here has also reminded me of why I think travel is so important to having a realistic worldview. Surely, you are not getting the entire picture of what is happening on CNN or Faux News. Even if they weren’t just trying to paint the most dire and dark view of the world to scare you into staying in your recliner and never leaving your home they still could never give you the intimate details and tidbits that seeing things with your own eyes and hearing from local people can.
Aside from attending the Global Financial Summit, I’ve spent some time with friend, Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network. He chose not to pay the outrageous amounts at the Atlantis hotel (I just ordered a basic spaghetti and meatballs from room service for $30 – and that is before all the taxes, the $4 delivery charge and the obligatory 15% gratuity) and stayed a bit farther out at the Sheraton where, according to him, his view is of a concentration camp.