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Old 09-30-2007, 06:49 PM   #41
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this sounds pathetic. but i started to travel with the aim of "having fun." i found out later, though, that i was just trying to run away from myself. it's hard to explain. nobody told me to go traveling. i just did, liked it, and now am still doing it.

I think that makes sense actually, it definitely changes you a bit...and it can definitely be for the better! I really do think my personality at home is different due to some of the experiences from traveling.
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^ Yeah, that's the way to go. The only problem is having enough time to see everything since you have to spend so much time driving. I might be able to do it when I have time off in the summer. Watching the Motorcycle Diaries made me want to cross the country by bike. Think you can score a bike?

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that's a trip i've been thinking about taking some time! for some reason I've decided that the absolute best way to see the US would be with a mammoth road trip... probably because I've seen so many american 'road trip' kinda movies.. let's go on a road trip together!
If you can wait until summer 2010 for canada that's when teri & I hope to do a cross continent trip...I'm gung ho to see every single province & territory in my country (for the same reasons as you lostintexas). Canada's just so large that I cant really say I've travelled until I know where I'm from! And if we have time I'd love to see a good chunk of the states too....
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:56 PM   #43
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Can you all start your roadtrip in Winter 2010? I want to check out the olympics in Vancouver :D

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:49 PM   #44
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If you can wait until summer 2010 for canada that's when teri & I hope to do a cross continent trip...I'm gung ho to see every single province & territory in my country (for the same reasons as you lostintexas). Canada's just so large that I cant really say I've travelled until I know where I'm from! And if we have time I'd love to see a good chunk of the states too....
I never thought I'd say this, but I don't know if I can afford Canada.

Yeah, I'm still pissed about our weak-ass dollar.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #45
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It's been a little over a year so I thought I would bump the thread and see how our newer members began their travel obsession.

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Well I will start the bump off I guess. Since I am making it a point to get a bit more involved on this board.

I met a Japanese exchange student and we became really good friends while she was in Canada. I would say she started it off because it made me want to teach English overseas (which hasn't happened and probably won't now that I am in school). I was only 15 at that time.

My first trip out of country was to England, where I stayed with a friend and his family, who I met on another board and he came here. Then I tried the backpacking thing down to Honduras on Freespiritz suggestion do get my scuba diving certification and had a brilliant time, I was hooked after. My last trip was 40 days in Europe going to England, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey. All my trips thus far have been solo, its the best way to go.
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Joe I am glad you bumped this.

I can't remember when I didn't have the wanderlust. I have traveled a lot of this world, but most of it is in the center of the USA (a bit boring). My first trip out of country was when I was 30 on my honeymoon. I figured if there wasn't a better excuse ....

I arrived in Amsterdam wow.
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I dont think there was ever a time when I didnt want to travel. I knew I would get out of Fish Hoek one day - its kinda a dead end town, nobody leaves.

I think it was my parents who inspired me to travel. My dad was in the British Navy and told me of the places he had been to, and my mom hadnt been anywhere before she met my dad. But the thing that got me was that my parents were missionaries in South America, and the stories they told me were amazing!! Its a dream of mine to go to SA and I will one day.
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I just remember being a kid and my parents always going places. The first time I felt like I was in a completely different country was San Francisco in 8th grade. Sure we would travel to Gatlinburg, TN(hate that place) or Florida to see relatives. However, it wasn't until California that I felt out of place in a completely new world, and I loved it. Now whether its out of the country, or even just a state over, I love to get out of town as much as possible.

I have to give credit to my cousin for my travel obsession though. It was his idea to study abroad, and although he never did it, I did. The first time I left London for a weekend trip in Oslo, Norway by myself... I knew traveling was for me. As soon as I got home, I changed my major to Geography: Travel and Tourism. Even though I don't know what I'm going to do with it, the professors I had were the most intelligent people I've ever met, and I already miss class.
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Great thread Joe.

I guess it was this guy named Cliff I used to work with back in university when I had a part-time night shift job in a bank mail room. Basically the entire job was removing staples from stacks upon stacks of paper so that they could be scanned... mind numbing work.

But he amused me for hours talking about travelling Europe with his two friends, and all the adventures they would get in.

Since then I have gone to most of the places he's been to, plus many more =)
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Ernest Hemingway with The Sun Also Rises and For Whom The Bell Tolls. After my first trip, I was hooked.
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I've always wanted to travel. My family did the annual pilgrimage from Ohio to Florida to see grandparents & other family. Once in a rare while we'd get to go to Chicago or even (this really dates me) one time we went to Montreal for the Expo. It was always by car because my mom HATES to fly.

When I got a chance to do an internship in Portland, OR I realized I could travel on my own and have fun. After that I'd take small trips to spots in the US and a Bahamas cruise.

Then I met WorldwideMike. He made me see that there's much more to see than just here in the US & it's easier than we silly Americans think to get there. So, my big kick in the pants came from Mike. I'll never catch up with him, but I'm going to enjoy trying.
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I owe it all to my parents. They had jobs that requierd them to travel all over the world. And they always brought my sister and I along. The least we traveled was 10 countries a year. I was even home schooled because we traveled so much.

Traveling and adventure just became a part of my life. Now I cant imagen living in a single place for very long.
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I have been interested in other places and cultures ever since I can remember, but I'll give some credit to National Geographic and their amazing photographers. A teacher in middle school also got me interested, and gave me the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua with her and 10 other students as a part of "Free the Children". Then in sophomore year of high school I learned about Amigos de las Americas (amigoslink.org) and spent the summer in Honduras. Now I need to go by myself, not part of a volunteer organization.
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i guess i can blame my parents too, although not in the same way as everyone else here!! i grew up ina smallish town, hated it, and that was inspiration enough to leave as soon as i could.
no one in my family has really traveled tho, so im not too sure where i get it from. i think its boredom. i like to keep moving. then again, 2 months into my backpacking adventure and im already fantasising about being back surrounded by my own things, my own bathroom, a car even working. so who knows. haha
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