Being a dedicated comfort-lover, I've discovered that there is a lot to learn when you go charging off into the unknown. Not only is it important to keep your wits about you – that means eyes and ears on the alert at all times – it's also vital to learn what you can about your surroundings from as many sources as possible. If the locals don't stand under coconut palms, for example, that's a good clue that you shouldn't either. If the water looks inviting but no one is diving in, you need to find out why. Sharks, perhaps?
Come to think of it, this attitude applies to other areas of life, too, doesn't it?
I've learned a lot about being intrepid. You can read how in Picking up the Pieces, and now in my new escapade, The Glass Dolphin. (Click on titles for Amazon.com)
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