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11. Posted by nicola29 (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Quoting Daawgon

Travel is the major reason I'm so poor now that I'm in my mid-60's. Just got back from Vietnam last month, and already planning my return to SE Asia (they treat me like a king there!!!)

good for u daawgon. My next trip is New Zealand on a working holiday visa at end of yr. at moment i am saving my pennies in spain where i am working

12. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 8y

I did my first major solo-trip when I was 26; you know, thought a year of travelling would give me a nice break before buckling down and getting serious about my life. I came home, then decided a year later I needed another break. I was only able to take 3 weeks off, but got down to Peru and Bolivia. I thought that would do the trick and then I'd be ready to put the nose to the grindstone when I got back. Well, I was home from that trip for about 3 weeks before I decided to start saving again to hit the road a year later. So last year I spent six more weeks travelling in Asia. It was upon my return that I came to realize that this just wasn't getting out of my system, but more than that, I decided that I really didn't care. I like traveling and I wasn't going to apologize for it.

So here I am, turning 32 next week, living in South Korea teaching English and making enough money to travel for quite some time on my way "home". Problem is, I don't really know where that is anymore. Another year in Korea is sounding more and more appealing by the day.

I think I might need counseling, but I'm gonna have a damn good time until the intervention.

13. Posted by nomadgirl (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

i'm 29 and have travel in the blood! i thought it would get out too...every trip i take i think it will be my last before "settling down"...but actually, each trip makes me want to travel even more, because of what i experience....

i'm approaching my 30s and have no intention of "settling down" anytime soon, instead...i'm getting smarter w/my money and making plans to travel more!!!

14. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3711 posts) 8y

Quoting nomadgirl

i'm 29 and have travel in the blood! i thought it would get out too...every trip i take i think it will be my last before "settling down"...but actually, each trip makes me want to travel even more, because of what i experience....

i'm approaching my 30s and have no intention of "settling down" anytime soon, instead...i'm getting smarter w/my money and making plans to travel more!!!

I totally agree. I just keep adding more places to my list. Some people may feel like their aim in life is to have babies and settle down etc, but I feel like mine is definitely to travel. I'm 32 this week and have no intention of settling down. I just don't like the working I have to do in between these trips, but what keeps me going is planning for the next one. :)

15. Posted by raz78 (Budding Member 18 posts) 8y

john7buck - ur entry is exactly where my life is right now...i came back from a year trip thinking that i would get out of travels..but i saved up just enough to go away for another 5 weeks and am planning to move overseas somewhere (lol) by end of year....turning 30 in a few months and i have not savings....ahhhhhh if only it was easy enough to find a job that paid for travelling..

16. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

35 and counting. Left years ago, kept on going. Trying to find a place to live, but the lure of travel is too great.

In west/east europe I was saddened to hear a bunch of club 18-22 year old backpackers ridicule a guy in his .... 50's for being at a hostel. I guess I might have been wondering if I would be next on the list.

I have met many people, and prefer the older crowd more. What can I say I am getting old too. But I do prefer a decent conversation over too many drinks and conversations realting to sex every two minutes.

Also I find the + 28 age are up for more adventure in off the beaten path type places.

Its great to see older travellers out there, it makes life more interesting. Well Done.

Now I better get back to trying to find a place to live!!!

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18. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

Hey there....I was a traveller when I was a kid...And it never left.

I am 41 now. Last year, I lived in Cartagena Colombia and taught English...the Year before that I was a dive master on Utila.

I work in the Vancouver film industry. I make very good money...I live in a basement bed sit and am saving every penny I can to go back out there again this year. I work on the weekends picking people up from cruise ships and driving them to their hotels in Van for three hours. I do it for two reasons....the tips....and to get the smell of travellers. Even if these ones pack seven bags for one ten day cruise.

If "the road" is in your blood, it is. I hope to die trying to see around the next corner. I hope to keel over having left nothing behind but my twenty one year old backpack "Bugs" and an empty foreign beer bottle.

So, No, travel never fades in some.

D

19. Posted by chayisun (Budding Member 163 posts) 8y

wishira 5th May 08, 05:25

Hi, It's an interesting place.

I'm from China. Welcome to Hangzhou, China.

NEE HOW, Wishira!!!!

Been to Taiwan a number of times and hope to visit China soon! Love the Far East!!!

Anyway, we just got back from a cruise, home about a week and all set to grab the train for a trip to our East Coast in Canada...Halifax, actually.

Retired and we both can't sit still! Better get the travelling in before we get too old!

When it's time to stop we will buy a house, but until then it's our condo and travel...

20. Posted by Tena (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

Quoting raz78

...ahhhhhh if only it was easy enough to find a job that paid for travelling..

I managed to find one! jealous ;)