Three lessons learned while traveling:
1. Globalization means that in the Orlando area--allegedly the world's most visited tourist destination--40 percent of the units at one time-share sales operation are owned by people from South America. (Much of the appeal seems to be the shopping bargains.)
2. Some college students on Spring Break last week went in nine days from Miami to Mexico to Greece via private jet.
3. Staying at a "boutique hotel" in D.C. means in at least one case experiencing a color scheme of orange, lime green, and white along with a leopard-skin bathrobe in the closet.