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11. Posted by CarlyLogue (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I would definitely recommend travelling abroad if you can afford it. I planned to go travelling when I finished school but never went and I am still hoping to now I am approaching the end of my college course. I lot of my friends have gone travelling in Austrailia and America and I wish I had gone with them but I didn’t have the money. They all seemed to have had a great time. I wish I could have afforded to go so if you have the money I wouldn’t hold back. Don’t worry about the fact you haven’t been abroad before you’ll love it regardless.

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13. Posted by stoa (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

Hi again.

I completely agree with Sparkle222. In my experience, L.A is rather boring. I don't regret going there of course, but I don't see any reason to go back. If you do go there, stay near Santa Monica rather than Hollywood, because Hollywood is really worth no more than half a days visit.

San Francisco on the other hand I absolutely LOVED! Really interesting, beautiful and fun city, much more so in my opinion than L.A. Then New York of course is one of its kind, one of those cities where you can enjoy just wandering around endlessly doing nothing other than absorbing the atmosphere.
New York and California are the places most people fancy when they think about visiting the USA, yet they are in many ways so different from the rest of the country, what some Americans see as the heart of America.

Like I said, I only 7 states, which means I have 43 to go and a lot more to experience. The ones I have been to though are Massachusetts, Minnesota, North- and South-Dakota, Nevada (Las Vegas) and California. I was an exchange student in Minnesota for half a year, and for Easter I went to the Dakotas, though none of the American students could understand what in the world I wanted to do there. For me however it was one of the highlights of my US- experience (The Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy-horse, Deadwood, buffaloes and Indians etc), the Midwest to me is so utterly all-American, I loved it.

Some day I want to go driving through the Southern States, Mississipi, Alabama, West Virginia, Kentucky etc and of course Texas. I think those states will be an utterly different experience. I also hope to be able to visit Alaska one day that must be amazing, plus I'm excited about the nature of Oregon, Colorado Montana, Washington and more. There's so much to see and do in the US, both in culture and nature, and many of the real interesting parts are far away from the most famous cities.

Ok enough US praise for one comment :-)

I guess I started traveling independently at 18. First I'd go on weekend trips to "safe" places like London, Paris, Copenhagen, but then I started to venture further around Europe, then the US and at 23 I spent 3 months backpacking around Asia. There are so many favorite places, but to mention some I simply love South-East Asia through and through, San Francisco as mentioned above, Paris and all the Scandinavian countries.

So to end this essay I can't help but suggest you consider coming to Iceland ;-) It's pretty close to Britain, only 2 and ½ hours by flight, there are as many as 6 flights per day, and it's much cheaper now than it used to be. Obviously I recommend it, haha.

Wherever you choose to go though, you will enjoy it for sure.

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15. Posted by CarolineD1 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

if ur 21 and never been abroad atall theres only one place you need to go. IBIZA, San Antonio the party island of the world. Its amazin, pubs clubs, worlds famous dj's. Its the best place in the world for people your age to have the time of your life and its a def must while your still young

16. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

Don't worry brother, I've never been a broad either...Every guy wonders what it would be like...It's natural. Just don't go all ladyboy.

17. Posted by Laniece (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y

LOL, don't worry, you are not the only one!
I am 23 and I've never been abroad either. I've lived in SA my whole life!
I'm sure I will get to go overseas some day!

18. Posted by Sparkle222 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y

Thank you Stoa for agreeing with me! I live in Minnesota and am very glad to hear you say that your time in the midwest was so fantastic! You are completely right about all those Midwest destinations you listed as well being incredibly fascinating. If you are ever in the Midwest again let me know and maybe we can meet up.

Anyways, to conclude, the best parts of America lie in between the 2 most famous cities and is well worth a visit. Hope you get to travel abroad soon! Let us know when you decide where to go!

19. Posted by Lissa C (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

I think you are all most fortunate. I am more than half a century in age and have never been overseas. I never had the money or opportunity. Well, all that is about to change as I head off in September to Great Britain and Europe for eight weeks. I am so excited I can barely wait. So don't worry about how old you are. I am just grateful to be able to finally go there at all. Next year I plan to go to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. I am finally realising my lifelong dreams of travel. It just took longer than I had hoped or expected!

20. Posted by kindlebit (Inactive 4 posts) 6y

You should not feel sad you are 21 and have never a visit for abroad, you should start from New York it is a very lovely city and if you will go with your friends you will enjoy more.