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11. Posted by kidd27 (Budding Member 35 posts) 8y

Travelling is definitely not a phase, at least not for me. I believe it is something that can be embark on throughout one's lifetime. It is not something which only the younger generations can do while the older generations can't be doing. Surely, you can see many young travellers around or you may have come across family, friends or colleagues who travel more when they were young and alot lesser as they aged, but that would be a very general view limited to those whom are close to you or what you had experienced before perhaps. Being young affords these age group of people to travel easily as the commitments are much lesser as compared to those who have family of their own to take care of, so, you cannot just abandon the job after feeling tired with it and fly abroad as and when you like. Therefore, this limitations would have restrict the travel opportunities for those whom are over 30s, where most would have been married at this point of time. Nevertheless, it should not deprive individuals within this age group or older from travelling abroad. They may have lesser chance to spend time on holiday but with good plans ahead, still there are room to get on with this. Of course, while young people will be able to go on a longer duration of travel of bewteen 1 to 2 years, those who within the married institution may only get to travel between days and weeks, which is still something precious as the opportunity remains there for them to get away from the stress and to rejuvenate before starting again. In fact, it should be on the reverse that is true, where as one advanced in age, there are more chances to travel because in terms of financial capability, you would be in a much better position as you would have more money due to some savings, increase in salaries and accumulated wealth throughout your worklife, while younger people have limited financial resources due to the fact that they may have just started to earn a living, without much savings. Travelling should not be a phase, it should be a way of life which will help in gaining experience, how we deal with different situations throughout our living and how we can improve things that is being done as we learn from what we see from others that we have come across with.

12. Posted by tmc7427 (Inactive 42 posts) 8y

Is travelling just a phase?

NO

Next question...

13. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 8y

Nope. Even I know that in the future there will be many, many, things that I will compromise for the sake of traveling. I'm still young but I know I'll never "grow out" of my travel instincts. Heck, I've been traveling since infancy lol. Travelling is part of who I am. If you were to ask me who I am and what I do I would gladly reply, "I am Sheik Robinson and I travel." Then I'd go on to the other lesser mentions ;)

14. Posted by waverlyc (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I don't think so. It's something you do because you want to explore and discover places and people, or better yet, your self. It's a constant process, which always brings out the passion in you.

15. Posted by cctrav (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

I don't think I could answer this question - I'm young and I've not travelled to a lot of places.
The thought of travelling just makes me feel like me though, if that makes sense.
I'm planning to travel once I have finished College, and in that time I'm going to try and figure out what I want to do in life.
It's a pretty hard thing to figure out, if you ask me.

Here are the places I have been:
Parts in England (I live there though)
Wales
Ireland
Germany x2
France
Belguim
Turkey x2
Tenerife
Kos

I am going to Turkey again in the summer.. I love Pamukkale there, has anyone been?

Anyway... the point I am trying to make is that I have been travelling since I was 11 years old, (to the places above) and I can get enough of it.
If I wasn't tied down to education I'd be travelling constantly, (well, I'd like to think so)
So I don't know if this is just a phase, but I guess I'll find out

[ Edit: Edited on May 7, 2008, at 1:38 PM by cctrav ]

16. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

I think the way you travel change, at least for some. My parents used to backpack alot when they we're young. Europe, asia and south america, going to remote places to really experience places. They still love to travel, but as they now work 10-15 hours a day and run a company on the side they now like to go to the smallest mediterranean village they can find, doing nothing but read and drink wine. Dont have the energy for the adventure stuff.

Dont think i'll ever get tired of travelling. Not before im tired of life.

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