Help me i need to get away from this all.

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1. Posted by blkjesus (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I need to simply leave, I need to get out and not come home for some time. I dont know why i ever left paradise and came to New York i absolutely hate it up here. If anyone knows of anyone anywhere that needs a man who knows how to handle himself and his enviornments, someone who can do anything in any condition I am the one you need. I'm 24yrs. old, Strong and eager. I want the world, i want lengthy trips and hardships, I want to wake up in places that i have never been and barely remember where i was the day before. I need to get out of corporate america, I'm going soft and i am only 24.

I would love to sail somewhere with someone who is willing to teach me, I would love to take off and make the adventure by the day, help me.

I'm sitting in a cubicle smaller than a prison cell and staring a motivational artwork, my boss isnt liking what he sees me writing and i just dont care anymore, I need to leave this rut.

2. Posted by codrut (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

dont disspear!
did you see fight club?
kick your boss's ass.
If you need some adventure, just put your finger on the map and go there.
me and my wife have done this recently and now we are packing for Ecuador. We are from Romania.
Find out what you need most. Freedom, or just a couple of weeks of fresh air. Mountain or sea. think. maybe you are in the midle of a crisis. I am 25. last year I have quit school, acting, just before graduation, couse I have decided do be a webdesigner. now I am preety happy with that. Cant stand to have a boss either. When I have a period like yours i go alone into the mountains. stay a week or two. decide what I want and what I won't. then do what you have decided. this is the biggest problem. freedom to do what you have decided for yourself.
If you need some info from Romanian mountains, email me. now you can do some snowboarding, sky...treking...i'll give you some info...or just take the map, put your finger and go there!

3. Posted by iloveflyin (Full Member 159 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


You sounded like someone who could take a longggg vacation. Why don't you post a little more about your background, resume, where from, ect. perhaps someone on the net can recommend some where. Are you a native English speaker, college grad, ect...?

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I know what you mean blk, have been there before!

I like the finger on the map idea.... have always wanted to do that and last year got pretty close when I went to a travel agent and just figured out there and then that I would go to Costa Rica.

Plenty of good ideas floating around these forums of holiday destinations if you are struggling to come up with one :)

See you around on the forums!


5. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

As you mention it, so have I done the blind finger-on-a-map- My friends and I went to Spain and wanted to rent an appartment for a week in Seville (initial plan), b/c it's cheap, but anywhere in southern Spain along the Mediterranean coast would have been just fine. So we went to a travel agent in Barcelona and litterally put our finger on a map and it landed on Cullera. She hooked us up with a 6 person suite in an off-season resort- complete with dishes, stove, fridge, clothes-washer, numerous balcanies with great views of the Sea, cable TV, 2 bathrooms, one with a tub, etc. all for only about C$10/night. We had access to a nearly private sandy beach (because it was off-season), a garden, and tennis courts. Not bad, not bad at all. Goes to show a little spontaneity can get you pretty far sometimes :)

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I also periodically do a fingur on the map type travel, and i do it without knowing where i'll end up even after i've departed or ever looking at a map!!! It's great fun!

Because I travel so much, I have a virtually constant Interrail ticket, normally global, and almost always free from work

Periodically when i've got a weekend or something free, i pick a timeframe (i.e 12 or normally 24hours) and gap period (normally 15 or 20 mins). Also sometimes a max jny time (say 3 or 4 hours). I then go to the station and get on the first train leaving to anywhere.

I either stay on that until it terminates, or if i have a max jny time, get off at the first station after i've hit that time. I then have my short gap period and do the same thing again - get on the first train anywhere as soon as the gap period is over. When I reach my 12 or 24 hour timeframe, i get off at the next stop and that's where I stay/base myself for the weekend/whatever. Sometimes i do it where i stay on the last train until it terminates instead of getting off at the end of my time frame.

But basically, even 4 or 5 hours before you arrive, you rarely even know which country you will end up in, let alone where the hell your going to end up, and i've been to some amazing/bizarre/entirely random places that way which i'd probably never have heard of, let alone visited otherwise.

7. Posted by aimsuk (Full Member 112 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

gelli, that sounds so completely and utterly mad, but very fun at the same time! :) wow

8. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


I feel your pain. I recently moved to NYC from Alaska. I love it here, but am also very constrained by the work environment on the East Coast, and as such am planning on leaving New York after one more year... Then again I don't think I am as frustrated as you are yet.

I'd side with whoever said to post more about yourself. Between everyone who frequents this site we're bound to come up with a good place for you to go, and we'll even tell you how to get there ...
Good luck to you,

9. Posted by AmyC (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


I was going nuts like you too. Until I bought my tickets.

I'll be going to Costa Rica, which I decided pretty randomly, and bought my tickets immediately, before I could change my mind. I can't believe how excited and happy I've been since then. Even if the trip sucks and I die of malaria, it will be worth the two months of anticipation.

Buy tickets to somewhere, anywhere, before it's too late, and you snap.


10. Posted by kellytree (Budding Member 11 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

ah yes, the american dream --- not much fun is it? sure ther are lots of ops for making $$$$$ but then you have to spend it all just living ---- and in a cubicle and then you don't even have time to enjoy the simple (yet oh so important ) joys of things like eating!
.. This is why I moved to Italy!