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21. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 10y

A couple of trips overseas as a kid gave me the travel bug.

Not travelling is like eating the same meal for dinner night after night for ever. Some people are happy with that. Personally I think they should swap their pork chop and vegetables and try some crispy fried spider on-a-stick

22. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

what made me travel...

4 years of dealing with idiots on the phone
saved up cash and no desire to deposit money for a house
being single at the time
a love of different cultures

23. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I originally wanted to travel to see the world, have an adventure, meet new people, and have new experiences.

Right now I am desperate to travel to ESCAPE!

24. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

I originally wanted to travel to see the world, have an adventure, meet new people, and have new experiences.

Right now I am desperate to travel to ESCAPE!

Yeah I know that feeling.....

Any ideas how I can escape my life again? I just can't stop thinking about going away. I've just had 3 months off work, they're hardly going to give me another 3 months off work.

[ Edit: Edited at May 16, 2006 4:42 AM by Laura_B ]

25. Posted by smelli (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

To finally be the one to tell the stories rather than listen in envy and awe to the one i hear. To be the one to take the photos and say i saw that! Only a few months and of i go, never been further than Spain so i am sure it will be amazing (i hope).

26. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

I applied for an exchange program at University of Auckland, just for fun. I got it and went, but didn't really think of it as travelling (and the moment I just wanted to get away from everything). However, the travel bug totally got me, and now I'm stuck! I want to see every country of the world!

For me, it is a lot of things that makes travelling so special. Meeting people, of course. Learning more about our world. But also the feeling of inconvenience, of constant movement, dirty roads and bumby busses... I love it!!!


27. Posted by Santeria (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y

Hmm.. to see something new, something different than where i am from. To experience different cultures, meet new ppl. To have a sense of freedom for a little awhile at least. Backpacking is so awesome.. no real agenda, the world is ur oyster, travel to desinations unknown... *dreams* wish i was leaving today!

28. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

For me so far the main reason's been getting away from home, even if it's just for a while. And there's one major factor that decides my destination - if there's a gig or two in the area by one of my many favourite bands. And all the typical "seeing other cultures, ..." too. ;)

29. Posted by t.j (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

i went to answer randum questions in my head to put me at ease and to see the cultures and meet people = i was just so suprised how easy it is too make friends with travellers - safest people in the world - costs alot of money but it definately worth it - worst is when u get home and get the travel blues (wich i currently have) defo gona do alot of america next summer cus i loved it their.

30. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Started young. Got addicted. Couldn't find a support group to help me give up, so now a terminal traveller.

Why, originally? Adventure I suppose, but then again I was 12. Now, I have no idea, but if i don't move anywhere for over a week or so, I start almost freaking out. I've just got to keep traveling.