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Do you really miss home when you're on the road?

Travel Forums General Talk Do you really miss home when you're on the road?

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1. Posted by SpaceCadet (Full Member, 70 posts) 5 Jul '04 22:25

A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home
--Carl Burns

I am like the child mentioned.

I would like to hear from those who get to travel a lot and also people who are travelling at this moment. Justify the latter.

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru, 2457 posts) 6 Jul '04 00:27

I'm the opposite - I dream of travel when i'm at home (which is rare, and i don't even really have a home) or even in any other place for long. Never dream of home when i'm traveling

3. Posted by leahrb (Full Member, 209 posts) 6 Jul '04 04:25

The closest i´ve come is wishing that a friend or family member could be with me where I am as most of the time I´m not ready to go home...

Leah

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru, 5924 posts) 6 Jul '04 05:07

for me its similar I have a tendency to miss the people more then the place whether its home or abroad, its when suddenly something happens and you want to tell someone about it but that person isn't there ......

5. Posted by Aquastella (Budding Member, 10 posts) 6 Jul '04 06:56

I remember being in Prague and seeing the most incredibly intricate sidewalk and thinking, damn, I wish G were here to see this. She's the only person I know who could love this about a city. So I took a pic of it for her. Sure you'll miss your family, your comfy bed, the water pressure in your home town... but you're on an adventure and if you're like most travellers, you'll be so busy with new friends and experiences that the "missing" will only hit you in the quieter moments. Don't ever be scared of that part... the great friendships and relationships you have back home will stay strong and the ones that don't survive your growth (cause the you that flies home won't be the same you that flew over), well, you'll have new ones to fill in the gaps. Also, there's something really fantastic about finding yourself wandering about alone in a strange city. And if all else fails - email is a a lifesaver!
Have a wonderful trip, wherever you end up!;)

6. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member, 174 posts) 6 Jul '04 07:12

I have only been back 12days and everytime I see a plane fly overhead, I am that child!

When I was in the plane . .I usually had two thoughts, either remincising over the memories from the previous few days or wondering about the city or country i was about to land in. There was one day though in a six seater cesna and very bad turbulence, when the thoughts were quite different!!

Like some of the other posters . . . . I did have moments when i missed home, and they occurred either at quiet moments (for example as I was about to fall asleep, especially in early days) or when I turned to the person next to me to share the moment and realised that it wasn't R!!

Overall though i really enjoyed the travelling, and home was somewhere I knew I would be returning to at some point . . .so no need to miss it.

B

7. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru, 2457 posts) 6 Jul '04 10:06

Hey Becky,

Welcome back (although i know that's no consolation to you for actually being back)! Without wanting to hijack the thread, did you have a great time??

8. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member, 174 posts) 7 Jul '04 07:03

Apologies for the hijack, but will be brief promise!

In answer to your question . . . Had a fab time, can't wait to organise the next trip!! Had so much fun, met so many people and went to some stunning places . .what more could you ask for! There are quite a few places I wish to return to, stay in for a while and explore in more depth, but I also loved moving on every few days so want to repat that aspect as well!

So I am definitely watching those planes above with envy.;)

B

9. Posted by sally8585 (Full Member, 64 posts) 7 Jul '04 16:52

hey!
well im currently in the states,i have been here 6 weeks,ive travelled alone.i thought i would really miss home before i went but your so busy you dont have time.i havent been away that long but i aint in no rush to go home!

10. Posted by eazeliff (Full Member, 23 posts) 8 Jul '04 16:29

In a word _ NO!!! I have been fortunate to pull of a six month South Pacific trip two years ago ( with a little Europe thrown in ) and last year drove from the east coast to Alaska camping out over 78 days. I am a single man in my 50's and quite the individualist. My dearest possession is my cat and frankly I did not miss him all that much, although was happy to see him upon returning and appreciate him very much. My long term travel plans are on hold as I seek better employment. This humdrum job right now is old and I must content myself with overnight camping trips in the nearby NAtional Forest, which does have something to say for it.