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AGE (too young) 0 0%
NO one to travel with and don't want to fly solo 2 1.92%
MONEY 54 51.92%
TIME 3 2.88%
WORK 14 13.46%
SCHOOL 12 11.54%
FEAR 4 3.85%
RELATIONSHIP (she/he got yo ass on a chain. Bye, bye, freedom!) 3 2.88%
NOTHING (y'all need to get your spiff on! I'm traveling now/taking off soon) 12 11.54%
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:41 AM   #21
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I'm joining the majority and saying, money. Plain and simple.

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Old 09-11-2006, 01:49 PM   #22
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work= money, career future, etc etc etc. the us workforce doesnt look favorably on extended periods of unemployment. it's hard to explain months of absence when you're not at the "college age" anymore. i guess the only way to go is to own your own business...suggestions anyone?
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I checked money, buts thats only because the airfare from the states to Europe can get expensive, unless you find a deal. Also the loss of income from traveling makes the mortgage payment hard. As for work, no problem. Luckily my wife and I are both Massage Therapists, so opening our own place isn't too hard. Then just adjust our books around our travel schedule. Would open a studio now, but are hoping to relocate to Europe within 3 years and open a studio there. We both offer all styles of massage (Thai, Fijian, NMT, etc..), yoga, and personal training, so feel confident about opening our own place, just no point in doing it in the states.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:50 PM   #24
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Hmmmm... I'm not sure. I technically checked "work" but I'm not even sure. I do travel quite a bit already. Not as much international as I'd like, but it's partially time, partially work, a little money. Since we travel so much stateside, it's so hard to save up enough time/vacation days to take a couple weeks off of work.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:19 PM   #25
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to those who check Money, do you not think that once you have a ticket to a destination, you can just pick up work there, and work around the world to fund the next leg of the trip?

i get held back by relationships, i always have to consider someone else,and he hates travelling . meh!!! im too scared to go solo (even tho i have gone to thailand and japan solo, i hated it by myself)
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mermaidnz @ Sep 11 2006, 09:19 PM) [snapback]139453[/snapback]</div>
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to those who check Money, do you not think that once you have a ticket to a destination, you can just pick up work there, and work around the world to fund the next leg of the trip?

i get held back by relationships, i always have to consider someone else,and he hates travelling . meh!!! im too scared to go solo (even tho i have gone to thailand and japan solo, i hated it by myself)
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I think there is more to the money issue than just being able to finance your trip. Ya that is a big part but there are other things too. Like for example, I had to postpone my trip because of my financial responsiblities here. Making sure my car was paid off and that all my "debts" where taken care are two major things that hold me back. Plus I have to have the money for 1. a ticket 2. my Visa 3. housing all saved up. Money is the devil, yet it is our life source.

It is funny that you say that about relatinships, because that is the last thing that holds me back. I'm basically dealing with the end of a year and a half realtionship because I refuse to give up my oppurtunities to go to Sweden and then to travel at later dates. Somtimes it sucks, but then I realize it would be worse if i stayed and didn't follow through on my dreams.
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:56 PM   #27
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true, i never thought about car payments etc (i dont drive) geez when i travel i sell up, get rid of all my stuff so i dont have any thing holding me back.

as for the boy, i make him come with me, i guess money hold me back a bit in that sense cos i have to pay for two of everything
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Yeah, with me it's three tickets for everything, though that really shouldn't prevent exploring of my continent... and certainly doesn't stop us from checking out our own back yard!
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(mermaidnz @ Sep 12 2006, 12:56 AM) [snapback]139485[/snapback]</div>
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true, i never thought about car payments etc (i dont drive) geez when i travel i sell up, get rid of all my stuff so i dont have any thing holding me back.

as for the boy, i make him come with me, i guess money hold me back a bit in that sense cos i have to pay for two of everything
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mermaidnz ever thought of dumping the boy and finding one who like to travel? Maybe on here.... We could start a new thread to find you a travel partner. :D
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Money, just factors in to so many areas. It drives me crazy when people get to go travelling while there in University though...unless your studying abroad!! So many act like they have funded there own trip when its really there parents that have flipped the bill for the trip or for schooling.

Basically I'm just jealous....but theres nothing wrong with saving for a year or two for the RTW!!!
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Ouch, hostile towards the uni students.... I can understand the frustration for those whose the parent's picking up the bill and have no appreciation for the help they recieved. I see that alot living in a college town. But as for me and my friends we always fund our own trips. My paretns are dirt poor so any "vacations" I take are soley my financial responsibility... That is why my trip to Sweden is taking soooooo long.... I have to raise the money myself.... Though I do get loans and grants and that helps take some of the pressure off :D
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money and work

the two interwine each other and one needs the other in order to....yeah, well, u know what i mean...
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(patchouli Lover @ Sep 12 2006, 07:20 PM) [snapback]139584[/snapback]</div>
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haha nah, im teaching him to love travelling.ive dragged him aroudn this long, he doesnt bother putting up much of a fight now.
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yeah, but what a way to drive up traffic on this site!!!!
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I answered money... But I'm saving as we speak and leaving 11 1/2 months from now! :D
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i just got back and no money was the reason i got back early... and money is holdin me back of gettin out of here again.. i hate money
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School stops me. I can get by with very little money, but I'm in school and that takes up so much time and commitment, so I can only leave when I have a big chunk of itme. I hate it.
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Its the airfare part of the money mostly. I mean, lots of times just the cost of that puts a huge dent into the travel funds.

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I used to be money for me now it is fear that I should be settling down now I am in my mid thirties!
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