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What made you want to travel?

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11. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting vegasmike6

When you look at a map of the world and put a pin in where you have been, it is pretty humbling.

I thank God l am not the only one - we have a big world map up in the kitchen with pins of everywhere we've been. I love showing it to my neice too and explaining to her all the different places of the world and hopefully making it interesting to her so that she will have the desire when she is bigger to travel too and not just to the package resorts in the Med! Plus l will need someone to push my wheelchair when lm older around all the places l will still want to head off too!!

Finding out the cultures and traditions of other peoples seeing the differences yet the similarities ie parents still worry about their kids no matter where they are from is SO interesting. I love trying new foods (although deep fried cochroach or grasshopper is a foodstuff too far!) and pushing myself into doing things l would never do! I also love the anticipation of a trip (29 days till China!!) and the actual travel itself are all part of the experience for me!;)

12. Posted by strayalien (Budding Member 120 posts) 10y

I saw National Lampoon and thought it looked like it could be a laugh

13. Posted by Grand (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

I neverbeen aroud the word it is good to know is it !

14. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 10y

I wanted to see what the world had to offer....find out about different cultures and meet new people. I certainly have acheived it, Ive also realised just how big the world is...and how small it can be when you meet someone who lives down the road from where you live!!!

15. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

The voices started when I was just a small lad, telling me I needed to go off to far away places and leave behind the small hole in the ground town you live in know. 15 years later they are still there, now screaming at me, I dont know how to get them to stop! I just go to where they say to go. Anybody else hear the voices?

16. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

I never said it to anyone but I hear them too. Sometimes I wake up and I have all the visas needed in my passport and a flight ticket next to the alarm clock. I thought them will lock me up if i say it to someone.

17. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

The only way I can speak of them now is because they are silent. I am leaving on a trip tomorrow and they always go silent when they know I am going somewhere. Oh God, they will start up again in just a week from today. I must enjoy my sleep now!

18. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

I think it was curiosity, a sense of being aware that there was a whole lot more than what was around me, to grow spiritually through experience, to see and learn about life........ and an absolute terror of mediocrity and dullness!

I started at 18 and have not really stopped, though NOW I have a house (as of Dec 95). One thing though.... most of us, myself included, think that it should be done when we're young and free. Of course that's valid, but I've realised in the last few years its not the only way. I know a lot of people now in their 40s and 50s who have had their children young, enjoyed watching them grow and fulfilled their responsibilities as parents and now, with the kids grown up and independent, are starting to enjoy their freedom. And they get AT LEAST as much out of travelling as a person half their age... Good on them too. Its never too late to travel.. or even to START travelling

19. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

i have spent my whole life travelling, just started on a smaller scale. My dad had itchy feet and we moved a lot. i think i went to 8 or so schools plus home school. i never put down roots in any of the small town my dad decided to live in. when i was 16 i packed a small bag and ran away to the city with 150 australian dollars. i hitched around my own country and when i had the mony went to explor other people^s homes. growing up in australia i was surrounded by ppl who had come from all different countries and i wanted to see them for myself. On my travels i fell madly in love with someone from the otherside of the world and now travel is essential due to visa requirements. the longest i have ever lived in the same place is 2 years (out of almost 22) i can`t imagine to ever keep still for too long. travel is in my blood

20. Posted by A-Russell (Full Member 28 posts) 10y

To try to find out "who I am" and see the world;)