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1. Posted by redcadence (Budding Member 28 posts) 8y

Ok, I am leaving the UK in 20 days, and I have been in this place (mentally) where I'm like "Am I really doing the right thing?" (it's my first time traveling!). But today, someone said something to me, and put me back in the place I want to be.

So this is a thread about things that people have said and/or done to you to make you go "I gotta get out of here!!"

For me, it was a work colleague who spent 20 minutes this morning talking to me about and showing me/making me smell the new air fresheners for her flat. Like it was the most exciting thing in the world!

I mean, seriously??

2. Posted by Highfall (Full Member 26 posts) 8y

When Highschool was about to end, all my friends were stressed out about education and jobs, and I heard one of them saying "yeah, it's 5 years of education, and after that, I'll get a job!" like THAT was the most exciting thing in the world. That idea scared me a whole lot so I ended up using all my savings on a 7 month trip through Europe.

but yeah, I guess getting to a point where I will get excited over new air fresheners is scary too

3. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 8y

When the grass starts growing under your feet.....

4. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 8y

When you're in your early twenties, have a new boyfriend for a few months and your grandparents ask you: "When are you getting married, buy a house, have kids and all that jazz?"
I left within no time... ;).

5. Posted by Ladymacwil (Full Member 170 posts) 8y

When yet another American Republican is voted into office! Time to leave!

6. Posted by Daver141 (Respected Member 117 posts) 8y


7. Posted by Mila87 (Budding Member 18 posts) 8y

I'm ready to leave at any time!

8. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

It's because you don't really have a set purpose to go away. In civi life holidays are fine, everyone needs one and it's acceptable as it's part of the culture, but random backpacking around is just that, random, '..see what happens'.

When i was in Aus, 90% of the people i met were like you, and me, just drifting about, looking or imagining that something really exciting was around the corner, which there usualy wasn't...

Just enjoy the sun, scenery, history food and culture and take some adventure tours along the way...

But yeah most people are really looking for a party type of holiday or some great experience that will change them forever, but it just doesn't work like that.

That's probably put a real dampner on you now!

9. Posted by ceruleanje (Inactive 6 posts) 8y

I think you should try more to live in UK. It's the best base for new opportunities...

10. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

... you talk about eastenders characters as if they're real people. And shout at Jeremy Kile.