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21. Posted by Schof26 (Budding Member 20 posts) 8y

Writer Erma Bombeck said it best as the title of one of her books;

"When you look like your passport photo, it's time to go home."

22. Posted by Jedbo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

...your job stinks, you have money in the bank and no debt. Time to hit the road!

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

Any time,any moment when i think it's the better time to leave...

24. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

when people start hassling you about your you've been with him for six years when are you getting married, when are the kids on the way and all that pressure.............thats when i scream i'm 28, have a tantrum and pack my bag

and nearly anytime i see a photo or movie about a place i don't know.......... i'm very nosey

25. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 8y

Quoting Jedbo

...your job stinks, you have money in the bank and no debt. Time to hit the road!

Now that's got me thinking..... :)

26. Posted by annaone2 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Sounds like you want to leave not only you are a bit tired of the way you live, but also because of the people around you and the way THEY live... And if you expect not only to find adventure in some foreign country, but also expect those foreign people to be different than the one you have been dealing with in the UK, well, sorry to dissappoint you, but they are basically all the same everywhere. I mean, there ARE differences between different cultures, etc., but stupid people are EVERYWHERE (unfortunately :( ). You have to live somewhere long enough to realize that. As a tourist, well, it all looks so nice, the people seem to be oh so friendlier and smarter, etc.

This being said, nothing keeps you from packing your stuff and leave! Just go out there and (re)discover the world and all the stupid people!

27. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 8y

Any excuse will do. A Tom Petty song. Re-reading Jack Kerouac. Fresh spring air. But usually, it's just time. A year or two has passed, and the road is calling.

28. Posted by amyandwim (Respected Member 2 posts) 8y

when you stop appreciating all that you have, and start complaining and dwelling on little problems and inconveniences. Travelling can help put things back into perspective.

29. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 8y

...everyone you know keeps asking you if your biological clock is ticking.

30. Posted by Lavafalls (Travel Guru 155 posts) 8y

When you wake up one morning and realize your job is taking you nowhere, you look forward to some tv show more then something real in your life and the books you read are more and more about some 19th century explorer. Then it is time to rip out the dusty backpack, some hiking boots and flip flops.