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21. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

Quoting swalia1980

Forget everyonem, its all about what YOU want to do

If you wanna go then go, dont let NOTHING hold you back

Just don't be like that ultra annoying outcaste of Japanese society, who haunted my hostel in Laos, with his "I want to make everyone hate me" attitude.

some oldies can be such a pain. But hey 35 is Young! and thanks to Demi Moore, Madonna and Samantha Jones, 50 is okay, so long as they are not grumpy and arrogant.

22. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

Quoting fabyomama

Quoting Dodger

... and the girls like to hang with you because you are "safe"

And there was me thinking it was my magnetic personality. ;)

and with a pension...

23. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

Quoting Utrecht

He Johan,

Don't worry, I am 33 now, and you will meet lots of backpackers way older than you and I!

Everyone is 19 lately, and i stop telling my age, coz its like I am just fishing for complements.

I look 14, and definitely not in a good way, but I am passed the age of 25.

24. Posted by pmunson (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

how about... Are they to young? I am 35 and feal like I am getting way more out of my 12 month trip around the world than the kids who are drunk all night and sleep all day.

25. Posted by Robynhar (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

I am planning a month in Oct to OZ, first time, I am a widowed 56 yr old woman. They have not nailed the lid on yet. I am travelling light, backpack, some hostels, hiking, golf and whatever comes up.( I even love the music !!!) Maybe I am strange but hey...its all good. My husband was 63 when it ended and he was downhill skiing, deep water diving and literally running my buns off. You are NEVER too old. Unless you think you are.

26. Posted by Truski (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

Hey JayKay,
We always travel backpack style, if it's just for a week or for months at a time (I'm 38, the man of the house is 49) because it's the best way to see things, go places and meet people. The most interesting people we've met on our travels have always been beyond student age and are so willing to share their experiences and knowledge rather than just concentrating on the cheapest beer.

Two months isn't long to get around Australia so if you can spare more time to travel here we'd definitely recommend it. We've been living here for the past six months and it's an easy going, welcoming country - and if you do need beer it's almost as good as our European brew . Sadly we are here for work and only have weekends for exploring so we are very envious of your plans. Best of luck and book that plane ticket now.


27. Posted by Rambler333 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

I first started to Backpack in 1981 and I am still Backpacking. My daughter had her first Backpacking experience when she was 3 yrs. This year I'm off Backpacking to the the South Island of New Zealand for my 50th Birthday. Backpacking isn't about age, its a way of life.

28. Posted by riddler (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

I found this post so refreshing!

Im planning a trip of some sort in the next year or so & at 33 wondered if I had missed my chance - a few friends travelled the world years ago, and I couldnt due to being at Uni.

Always something I wanted to do & dont want to live with regrets!

29. Posted by Wanderer64 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Old? Since when does age have anything to do with travelling? I'm 46 and have done a lot of years on the road. I travelled all through my 30's, and well into my 40's. I always got along with anybody I met while travelling, regardless of age.....and finally settled in Argentina.

Always remember: Age only matters if you're a cheese.....or a fine wine.

Just go for it, and enjoy yourself

30. Posted by sneets (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Well I am "only" 27 right now, but even in my opinion 35 years is no age at long as you are physically able to have a backpack on your back and have fun with that kind of travelling, I don't see any reason to make an age-related thing out of it. And I certainly won't stop travelling the way I like it just because I have reached some completely irrelevant age ;)

By the way, I guess the main reason why most of the backpackers are quite young is that a lot of people simply lose interest in that kind of travelling, NOT because they feel too old!