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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%
0 0%
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:12 PM   #41
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Working Nomad @ Sep 18 2006, 06:52 PM) [snapback]140188[/snapback]</div>
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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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I'm just getting started and I am 32, although I don't have a wife and kids. But I know what you mean.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Working Nomad @ Sep 18 2006, 03:52 PM) [snapback]140188[/snapback]</div>
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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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Actually, for me for a long time, it was because I got settled far too early...

The reality is, now that I'm in my mid thirties, I'm all about getting un-settled...

(I'll just do like Tumblezweeds does, train the kids up and take em with me)

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Old 10-03-2006, 05:14 PM   #43
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I'm just getting started & I'm in my 40s. Yes, I have the house & the job but what I've learned from WWM is that you've gotta decide to do it & do it! (Sorry about the Nike ad)
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its money for me because i dont have a degree yet i work very low paying jobs so i have to really save up in order to go somewhere cool. I'm trying to get as much traveling done while im young because when im in my mid 30's i think i will want to settle down get married and have children. However some people say once a travler always a traveler so we shall see.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Traveling-Welshmen @ Oct 8 2006, 03:13 AM) [snapback]141936[/snapback]</div>
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its money for me because i dont have a degree yet i work very low paying jobs so i have to really save up in order to go somewhere cool. I'm trying to get as much traveling done while im young because when im in my mid 30's i think i will want to settle down get married and have children. However some people say once a travler always a traveler so we shall see.
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I'm 32 and I am nowhere near settling down. I'm just getting started, although I have been wanting to do this for a while. Keep going!
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Totally, I just turned 33 and am traveling more than ever. I traveled a lot as a kid and a fair amount in my twenties, but now in my thirties, I'm getting out of country twice a year. No kids, and a job that allows me to take the time off. Traveling with a wife is also nice, adds twice the income for the fundage.
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Totally, I just turned 33 and am traveling more than ever. I traveled a lot as a kid and a fair amount in my twenties, but now in my thirties, I'm getting out of country twice a year. No kids, and a job that allows me to take the time off. Traveling with a wife is also nice, adds twice the income for the fundage.
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No wife here, although I never really tried to get one. But I can imagine the fundage involved with having the "other half" with you.
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I don't know if I'm just off right now, but for some reason this post makes me really really sad. Like, buy a pint of Ben and Jerry's and go home and and watch Old Yeller sad.
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I understand what you mean about this thread making you sad Jessica! Although I guess, real life exists and most of us aren't able to just travel with a bottomless wallet. I think if we were to travel all the time, it would make it a lot less special.

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Its funny how money can make a person sad in so many different ways. For me, I don't give a shit about being in debt, but I don't like having to scrimp to take time off to travel. The double income def. helps, but its still not that easy. We just don't spend money on anything, and focus our extra cash on our next trip. Somehow, we are both extremely focused on travel.... Its our passion!! I'm sure all here understand that. I get bummed out daily that I'm not on a plane somewhere, if I was very lucky, I would just throw my pack on and travel indefinately. Hello Lottery, are you listening, give me the money!!!
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So far I haven't been a great saver but that's coz I'm living out my dream! School doesn't help either but I also like travelling with mates.
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I am in the same boat savings wise, i only need to save $1000 and i can leave but i keep either breaking shit, or seeing cool shit i want for the trip current thing being a $1000 bicycle
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Definetly money
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First post here.
I would have to say money. I am 30 and have just finished up with school. All I could think of was finishing school and giving ALL my money to the university. Now that I am through I am suddenly finding out that I have much more money then I am used to.... can you say travel budget! I want to travel more now then I did when I was younger.
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I would have to say money. I am 30 and have just finished up with school. All I could think of was finishing school and giving ALL my money to the university. Now that I am through I am suddenly finding out that I have much more money then I am used to.... can you say travel budget! I want to travel more now then I did when I was younger.
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Same thing happened to me. I finished school when I was 29 and when I started working I thought I was Donald Trump. But I started a certificate program and now I am back in school (I'm and idiot) and traveling is again hard. Anyway, my traveling is mostly restricted to the summer time and I take advantage of this fact by chosing locations that are normally harsh in the winter. For example, I am going to Scandinavia next summer.

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well it has to be money, all the other things can go take a running jump off the nearest cliff, money is really the only thing that postpones any of my traveliing...I'm gonna sound like a hippie now but hey ho...lifes to short to worry about all that other crap...there are soooooooooooooooo many people to meet across the world...sooo many new places to see, cultures to jump into... traveling you learn so much about yourself as well which is very rewarding..anywaya yatta yatta yatta...I'm off to plan my next trip to India...woo hoo
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Money sucks but being in debt is so worth it !!
I would not have given up my trio this past spring/ summer for anything ssure I am still in a bit of debt but it was truly amazing. I cannot wait to be on my next trip!!
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Heyyya so i voted NOTHING!! ive taken a year off before starting college (ok maybe like 2 yrs). And i read all the other issue's but C'MON now!! If ya wanna travel you make it the number 1 thing on your to-do list! and you will do IT! The only thing i can even see being a problem would be money, but even that there are things you can do to get more money. Nothing should stop you if you love to do something, not even money! there are someone beautiful, breath taking places to see and so many wickedly awesome people to meet in this world!!! So go out and travel!

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