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21. Posted by Marissa108 (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

traveling is in the soul, like someone previously said. i'm graduating hs in 2 days and although i've applied and dephered from a great college, i'm taking this next year as a Gap year...to TRAVEL. to me, traveling is an essential part of my inward growth. experiencing nature, diverse cultures, and interestingly fabulous places never fails to amaze me and expand my horizons. in order to be satisfied with life, both knowledge and experience are necessary. traveling is the best way to experience all of life.
hope your exams went well, don't stress too much...and have fun ;)

22. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

When I was a teenager, my older brother & sister spoke of travel. Initially, they were going to travel Australia and then the world. They had big plans but married and settled down before too long. They travelled more internationally later in life.

I guess they gave me a few ideas to begin with. I was also in the military for a while and got posted around a bit

23. Posted by SkacoreUK (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

I haven't done much travelling yet except for family holidays round Europe, and Zimbabwe with my dad a few years ago.

Now whats inspiring me to travel alone, and for as long a time as possible is the thought of sitting in a crappy job, with crappy people, earning crappy wages, and learning crap all!...I'VE GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE (two more months.....just, two more months (twitch, twitch) )

24. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 11y

i live in birmingham im 29 with no kid and there nothing to do no sun no fun so it time for me to get up and go he he he

25. Posted by Uncle_J (Full Member 73 posts) 11y

my yearly vacations as a child were to miami. I knew there were nicer places to see but I also knew I would have to wait to see them. First came a vacation to California then Hawaii. Some years later I found myself with 65 other people on a small ship cruising the world for eleven months along the equator. I worked for an airline until I retired two years ago. I love reading about places I have yet to visit and enjoy returning to places I love.

JAC

26. Posted by ARway (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

I like to travel here and there, even alone to free myself, not only for a long vacation, but just one day. I am not eager for meeting the great view or some amazing events. I would try to fall myself into the local culture and be a member of them. That's great to me, lost myself for a moment, be myself forever.

27. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

A good question.

I have a dream which i named it as '52 Dreams' since standard 6 (age of 12). I had written a list of countries that i would lke to go and there I go!

Lee

28. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Looking back now, I guess I was incredibly lucky as a child.. my parents made sure that we saw a lot of our own country as we were growing up, the South Island in particular. My 2 brothers & I also competed at a National level in our chosen sports, so we had a caravan & used to go to events around the North Island. We had a family holiday to OZ when I was about 10 which really wet the appetite. My parents also travelled internationally and the photo's & stories were an inspiration.

29. Posted by shinyshiny (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

I've always thought that there are so many different ways to lead your life, so why choose 1?
I was brought up in a little town in Wales and ever since reading Enid Blyton's The Wishing Chair, I have always wanted to get on some kind of transport and just see what's out there.

Backpacked around europe a couple of times, but wanted to go further, so lived in Italy for a year, and have been living in Taiwan and travelling a bit around Asia. Soon to be doing the trans Siberian trip back to Uk. Should be good.

Enjoy all your travels!

30. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 11y

living in a boring little village inspires me to travel. and my parents always took us on holiday so i guess that fed my wanderlust too! i just love nothing more than being somewhere new and exciting!!

joey