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1. Posted by chris1 (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

Hello All !!
My name is Chris I am 23 and live in Edinburgh. Really want to go travelling next year. Probably about september or october time, thats when I will hopefully have paid all my debts and saved enough money to go away for a year. Two or three friends say they are wanting to go as well but don't really think they will, they think it sounds a great idea but I don't think they will be able to save the money.
Places of interest me in my travels are America , Australia , New Zealand , Bangkok and toyko and maybe a few other places on the way !!
Love the site and have found loads of information already no doubt I will be asking loads of questions in the next year !! anyone who wants ot chat about travel send me a message !!
Take care people !!

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hi Chris!

Welcome to TP

A year is going to fly!

Ev;)

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Hey Chris,

Welcome here!!!! Great you are planning a big trip....
Have you also thought about India and sout-east Asia??? That's more adventure for less money!!!!!

Take care, Wouter

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

Hiya Chris, welcome to TP!

It's never been too late to start your voyage at the very young age - 23! Well, Edinburg sounds nice to me.

Have you also thought about India and sout-east Asia??? That's more adventure for less money!!!!!

Yeah, SE Asia offers a lot of things for us to discover!

Cheers,
Lee

5. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

hey man welcome to TP :)

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hey Chris!

Welcome to TP!!

I think you will find, as you go through the threads, that friends are great as long as you don't travel with them. Many of the members started out with friends as "guaranteed" companions, but when push came to shove, the "companions" backed out. Plan your trip as a solo traveler and if you find someone along that way that enjoys your style - go with the flow. Otherwise, friends are best when not with you 24/7 - sometimes.

Hope to see you in the forums and again, welcome!

7. Posted by chris1 (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

Yeah I have noticed from reading the forums on here, several people are in the same boat with regards to travelling with friends. I am kind of planning my own travels and any friends that want to come they are more than welcome to. My parents aren't keen for me to be travelling on my own though.

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hey Chris!

Here are a couple of threads that may give you some insight on solo travel and family.

It's all about anticipation...
Solo Travel

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

A little late...But here is another warm TP welcome to you Chris!
All parents worry...that is human nature I think ;)
Hope to see you around the forums! :)