June 24th, 2002

Travelling Reassurances

I've set up my travelling schedule. Student Cuts travel agency has reserved three planes for me--one from Moncton to Toronto, one from Toronto to Washington D.C., one from New York City to Moncton via Halifax--and has provided me with insurance, all for a low 1300 dollars Canadian. I have to phone Amtrak to reserve a seat on the Richmond-NYC run, but that shouldn't be a problem. I'm quite looking forward to my trip.

The problem is this: Most of the people--hell, all in two of the three destinations--who'll be hosting me I know only over the Internet. Now, I've no reason at all to doubt that they're good people, much less that they exist and aren't serial killers; still, I can't quite convince my parents of that. More to the point, should I be on my guard, particularly?

Help, please.