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1. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

I've been very busy recently trying to tie up all the lose ends and doing some last min reading into Oz. But i keep finding myself becoming over intrested in other destinations. All week I've been thinking about Mount Kilimanjaro after reading the post over in the africa forums asking for advice.

dont get me wrong im really looking forward to going away ( im at this feel great stage when you think about stepping into that airport and leaving everything behind ) but i just can't help myself from planning even more time away after

Is this just me or does everyone go through this ??

mabey TP is to blame

2. Posted by Red_Dragon (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

I've kinda done that too. When I was kayaking in the Prince William Sound in Alaska, I started planing a trip to europe with one of my buddies, unfortunately that trip never happened :( lol

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 8y

ah the good old travel bug... I wouldn't even be able to begin to count the trips I've planned and dreamt of and never done! as long as you get somewhere an have an adventure!!

have a fantastic time...I'm currently dreaming of my Africa trip which might not happen now money sux when you don\t have any!

mim

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I kinda do that, too. I plan a trip, read a ton about the places I'm going, then at some point I don't want to see a single thing about it. I think it's sensory overload or something. For a month or 2 before I leave, I wont even pick up the guidebook. But I find myself wondering where to go after that... Half the excitement of travelling is anticipation, so I think my brain is setting up something to look forward to when I get back.

Live in the moment! Live in the moment! Sometimes it's so hard. ;)

5. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

I've noticed that its in the last stages of my own planning that I start looking at other stuff. I was thinking that mabey its that i've done so much reading on where im going that i find myself reading the same stuff so i start looking at other places.

I too take a month or two break from the guide books but i have to admit that just before i go i remind myself how to get to the first place that im staying.. Google maps ftw !.. My goal is to not rely on taxi's unless its 100% needed.

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

It happens to me too... going to India for 3 months next week yet i haven't even really read about it yet... Instead i'm planning a trip to Timor Leste in December. Weird huh?

7. Posted by sirwhale (Full Member 84 posts) 8y

I'm moving to Santiago de Chile in August to teach English. I think I'll be there in excess of a year yet I'm already thinking about moving to Colombia afterwards and all the places I'll visit en route. So strange, but in agreement with various posts above i think you can read too much into somewhere...

8. Posted by TanTan (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y

I tend to do the same. Plan a trip for six months and get way ahead of myself. I have only been in the UK for 2 months and I am already planning on staying on an extra 2-3 months so I can hit up Ireland and France. It's an addiction I think, and you get bored with planning in one area, so to keep me going I make super big plans and complete half of them and find I am happy.
Tan

[ Edit: Edited on May 3, 2008, at 1:31 AM by TanTan ]

9. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y

Lol it sounds rather familiar!! I have a trip coming up to the USA-Mexico-Samoa.....and I've caught myself thinking "hmmm....where could I go next time?!" I think us travellers always have a list of *next destinations* in mind. For me its currently Thailand and China!

10. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 8y

Could it be the rapid pace of change that the world is going through that drives us to see that hidden gem of a country before it goes mainstream? It could also indicate that we're extremely curious individuals. My plans change from week to week, and I can't really understand why many of my friends are content to sit home playing video games or some other waste of time. I guess some get high on drugs and others on exotic travel!