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11. Posted by Lucy127 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Because there is more to life than Manchester, and the thought of coming to my same job every day going to the same bars every weekend drives me up the wall!!! To have fun, get experience and figure out what the hell i'm on this earth for!!! :)

12. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

I have to agree life is to short to spend in bars in London, and doing the same old day after day...work...sleep...work...go out....work...boring.

Next stop Sydney!

13. Posted by rys (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

I'm of the opinion that the majority of mid-life crises occur because someone settled down too quickly, and they didn't allow themselves an adventure or pursuit of a dream before rushing into a life of responsibilities/adulthood.

So I'm trying to avoid that.

Also, when I have kids, I want to have one hell of a story.

14. Posted by DanUK2009 (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

I am doing it because there is more to life than the town I live in !!

Meet new people, see new places and finally have an adventure!

Going Brisbane on my own in 3 weeks for a year and cannot wait!

15. Posted by TommyLee (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

because i cant imagine working for the weekend, just to waste it in the same boring old town! I wanna get out there and see the world whilst im still young :D

16. Posted by MattJ2009 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

The main reason is for no regrets when you are older, once you have more responsibilites on your shoulders it is harder to do. I'm 26, no mortgage, no kids, good job. I can always get another job when i get back.

17. Posted by Matt Bos (Budding Member 22 posts) 7y

Quoting MattJ2009

The main reason is for no regrets when you are older, once you have more responsibilites on your shoulders it is harder to do. I'm 26, no mortgage, no kids, good job. I can always get another job when i get back.

I was going to post my reason and then i read this one... on point!

18. Posted by ofthesea (Full Member 46 posts) 7y

Because I want to shape my life into one that I can be satisfied with, and because I love having memories that, upon being remembered, cause me to smile or laugh uncontrollably (This is especially fun in public places).

Also because I cannot imagine having a life that adhered to the typical school->school->work->retire->die archetype. I'd find that so boring.

Also because I work currently with Alzheimer's patients, and that makes me value my youth and my time even more.

19. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 7y

i travel because i want to runaway from my normal life. everybody wants to be unique. travelling is one way to be more special than your peers.

anyway, travelling is fun and can broaden one's horizon and knowledge. if you are stuck in your own society, you cant progress in terms of experience

20. Posted by miket.rtw (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

I just find exploring and seeing other cultures interesting, some people never leave their home county i dont get it i like to explore:)

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Mar-2009, at 15:32 by miket.rtw ]