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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Is there more to it than just the freedom of being on the road?

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

the experience of new cultures, new opinions, history, ideas, scenery, food,

for me its about learning about somebody and something else, its about broadening my mind and being more open to experiences & ideas.......... a few years ago you would never have caught me staying in a hostel dorm , i had silly preconceptions but because of a booking mistake ended up in one and met some of the friendliest funniest people ever......;)

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I enjoy learning more about the world and myself

4. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 11y

I must say its a chance for me to see other people, their cultures/traditions and the landscapes in other countries!

It gets me away from the norm of student life/working for a while! Since ive only gone away for the first time on my own in Sept 04 Im hooked on travelling now. Trying to plan the next trip already -When ive got time and money that is!

There may be many barriers along the way but i take them as they come (e.g. Language - dont let it put you off). You'll probably find someone that speaks your own tongue anyway!

Great way to Chill Out !

5. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Simply the feeling that you are alive and appreciating the only world we have.

Its too easy for people to sit in an office trying to climb career ladders, to accumulate wealth, status, cars, homes or whatever passes for value consensus these days (consider the amount of money spent on conservatories in suburbia!). Scary.

I'm not built like that, and i don't think anyone who visits this site is. That is why we travel, and why we love it so dearly.

6. Posted by dougj (Budding Member 32 posts) 11y

to get away from my "normal" life, experience other cultures, see and experience things I've only read about..and most importantly...because I have to. I'd lose my mind if I didn't travel at least in some small way...whether it's a simple road trip to a different town, camping or going to another country.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting WeeJoe

Simply the feeling that you are alive and appreciating the only world we have.

Its too easy for people to sit in an office trying to climb career ladders, to accumulate wealth, status, cars, homes or whatever passes for value consensus these days (consider the amount of money spent on conservatories in suburbia!). Scary.

I'm not built like that, and i don't think anyone who visits this site is. That is why we travel, and why we love it so dearly.

Touche, WeeJoe

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Perfect post for a rough day!

I've gotten a headache trying to figure out how to cram in the last of my work on my last day before the middle of January. (Well, and to find the time to check new posts...).

I like that idea, that we travel because we're not built for the 9-to-5. So easy to get caught up in it, though, until we travel again and realize this is what life was meant to be about. Not that we shouldn't work - working to travel makes the trip that much more worthwhile, knowing how much you've put in to get there. But... still, what's a bigger house and a bigger car if it means bigger disillusionment and bigger unhappiness. And bigger headaches.

9. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 11y

tway....that was much philsophy.....which set me thinking as well...
personally i travell, i need to explore the world it also kind of evolves u as a person..lifes travel experiences matures ur prepective in life...

10. Posted by pcobrien (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

i only work to travel.
once the itchy feet syndrome starts up again - watch out!
i love planning a trip. although a lot of the time time it's last minute and spontaneous.
i've been told that i'm impulsive.