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1. Posted by Scrotum (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

I want to do another Round the World Trip, but now i feel i lost the edge. The last one i did was Stockholm-KL-Sydney-Auckland-Nadi-Los Angeles-Stockholm.

I want to go back to NZ to see the southern parts (havent seen), and some more of the outback Australia. And maybe some of the U.S. Other then that, i feel South America and Africa would be worth it.

But in all seriousness, i somehow lost the edge. I´ve been travelling all over the world, tourist and work, and it feels that i been to most places, and the ones left not much difference. Im not saying i dont want to, but it just feels like ´been there, done that´.

Can you guys give me some PERSONAL pointers on what you would recommend. I dont mean junk or just a simple trip, but what YOU would personally state as the most worth visit of your life. Just to give me some inspiration.

Gustaf

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 9, 2006 2:23 AM by Scrotum ]

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Hi, Gusatav! Welcome home.

Sometimes it's not where you go but how you feel when you're there. Maybe too much change too fast was getting tedious... Try getting back to routine for awhile. The inspiration will hit again, I'm sure.

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Bored at 23!!

Get a haircut, a real job, a wife, 3 kids and a million dollar mortgage.

That will give you a more intense interest in travelling.

A

4. Posted by Scrotum (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Quoting cobbana

Bored at 23!!

Get a haircut, a real job, a wife, 3 kids and a million dollar mortgage.

That will give you a more intense interest in travelling.

A

Funny you would say that, but im half-way there already actually. And Haircut? You sound like my father :P.

Hi, Gusatav! Welcome home.

Sometimes it's not where you go but how you feel when you're there. Maybe too much change too fast was getting tedious... Try getting back to routine for awhile. The inspiration will hit again, I'm sure.

Nooooo, GUSTAF, With an F damnit :)

Thats really what im trying to do now. I finally got a stable apartment in Stockholm (after 5 years living in Hotels and such), and trying to make it my home.

But i need something to strive for, you know, expectation. Something to look forward to i guess.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 9, 2006 6:11 PM by Scrotum ]

5. Posted by Stratego (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

Hey,

I sort of know how you feel. I have done a lot of traveling in the last few years and I question if I ever will again. I keep getting told to stop being a hippy and begin my career. Why else did I go to Business school in university?

Well, I'll say this; you know what...traveling is what makes me happy. And if I have to do it on and off for the rest of my life I will (at least this is what I tell myself). Yes, maybe in a few years I will lose this urge, but what a shame it would be to wait and then lose it, and then never go anywhere again.

What keeps me going? Living the dream man. All of those quiet, tucked-away places you'll come across every now and again, these are the places that make life worth living. If I ever settle down one day, I'll be taking my wife to those special places, or I'll retire in one of them.

You know what, if you get the itch again when you're old, it might be too late, you might not be physically capable of doing a lot of what we do at our age (I'm 24).

There are certain things that just keep you in check and re-ignite the flame to travel.

Actually it's been an inspiration reading these forums and trying to live vicariously through everyone else's stories. I can't wait to leave on a jet place again.

I've even subscribed to a travel magazine. It's called Budget Travel; it's by Arthur Frommer I believe. You can find it (obviously at http://www.budgettravelonline.com/). It's not the best read every month, but you get the idea.

I've also found and have been blabbing about this book called European Pilgrimage (found at http://europeanpilgrimage.com)
Great read, full of travel advice, and stories. It is really more for someone who has never backpacked before though, but it was worth the buy.

The number one reason I keep it up? Mistakes! These are what really make me mad, but they are part of the adventure, and whenever I think that I know how to find my way around (a seasoned vet) it just takes missing one train to put me in my place.

Cheers

6. Posted by Scrotum (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

You hit the head on the nail there. I actually had a similar thing told to me (this is a simile), but the idot (yeah, idiot) was talking about how his friend had a girlfriend (relationship) and stable and all, and then "why dont you? Arent You going to Grow Up"....

Erh, What?
The thing i mean is, if anyone tells you you should "stop being a hippie", clearly the guy is an idiot. You do whatever makes you happy, if i would travel my entire life, would i not have a far superior LIFE then someone settling down doing nothing for 30 years? Bingo!!!

No, travel all you want man, do what makes you happy. You can work anywhere in the world if you feel like it, thats something thats nice to know. If i would be able to get a Visa in an Asian country, i would be there NOW working for crappy pay, why? Because i like the culture there, it makes me HAPPY.

I can only imagine people saying things like "get a life" to someone who travels or dont have a "business carer", simply is jealus, they know very well they dont have a life, they have to go to work everyday, pay of their loans, and are as stuck as a doornail, whiles WE are free.