Whats the longest trip you have ever been on?

@mssnow (9493)
United States
July 28, 2007 8:40am CST
Hi all!!. Well it's almost time. I got four days till my trip to Arizona. I have been busy getting ready. I leave Wednesday night. I Will get into Tucson on Friday morning. It's gonna be a long bus ride. But I think I will enjoy it anyways. When I get there hopefully, I can start posting more again. I miss this place!! I miss all of my friends. I hope everyone is doing fine. Whats the longest trip you have ever been on? Did you enjoy it?
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@maximax8 (29135)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
The longest trip I have been on was around the world for a year. I stopped off in the USA, then Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. I loved the tropical scenery of palm trees, golden sandy beaches and coral reefs. I did snorkeling for the first time and was amazed to see brightly colored fish and pastel colored coral. I worked in many different jobs whilst I was there and had some great fun. I saw much wildlife like kangaroos, penguins, seals and koalas. I dated an Australian and got married to him but now we are divorced.
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@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
29 Jul 07
The longest trip that I have ever been on was to Hawaii. The plane ride from Philly to Hawaii is about 14 hours long. I certainly enjoyed the trip but my butt was sore from sitting down on the plane for so long. That is a long time sitting down on a plane and can get boring. You can only sleep for so long. I need to get up and stretch and move around.
@teleios (738)
• Philippines
29 Jul 07
the longest trip i took took us 4 hours, LOL! pretty pathetic, considering that i have never been outside my little island except for the times i jumped island to do some shopping in cebu, which is a mere 3 hours by boat. so there you go, 4 hours. wish i can take one of those plane trips that take you 2-3 days, more than 1 plane, with a stopover at some foreign country...that would be nice.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
29 Jul 07
We used to drive from Arizona to Wisconsin every year..It was a nice road trip. The kids had fun.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Do you live in arizona now?? and if so which part??
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Not anymore, we did live in Phoenix.
@Darkwing (21588)
29 Jul 07
Air Canada Airbus - Air Canada Airbus in flight.
At last, Snow... you're going back! Woohoo... I know how much you've been looking forward to it. My longest trip was firstly from where I live in Sussex, to Heathrow Airport, some 40 miles, and then, a flight to Vancouver, a three hour plus wait, and then a short onward flight to Oregon, lasting just over an hour. I spent ten and a half hours in the air, three and a quarter hours at Vancouver, and an hour's drive either end. So, fifteen and three quarter hours all told, to cover a distance of over six thousand miles. A long trip, huh? Anyway... you have an enjoyable and safe trip back to Arizona, the place you love, my friend. Brightest Blessings. x
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
dang wish I had known you when you came to oregon. We could have had tea and crumpetts lol. Thanks my friend I know it will be fun
@Darkwing (21588)
2 Aug 07
Oiiii!!! lol. You think you know how to make tea, English style? :) I love crumpets... hot, with the butter all melted into the holes. Nice with melted cheese too, and honey! Not together of course. lol. Brightest Blessings.
@pendragon (3352)
• United States
28 Jul 07
30 hrs on an amtrak from MA to FL.I saw a lot of next countryside and could barely stand up once I got there,lol.Wsa fun. :)
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I would love to do amatrak run. unfortuantly amtrak doesnt have a route from portland to tucson. weird eh??
@pendragon (3352)
• United States
29 Jul 07
It is very odd the places they go and don't go.Some trips are just impossible by rail and it's a shame, because it's such a different way to see the landscape!
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
28 Jul 07
As I do not have lots of leave, the longest I can eve planned is 7 days. The longest trip I ever been was not planned for. I was supposed to be in HK for Christmas and return after Christmas. However, the return ticket cannot be confirmed. I am not sure if it was intentional but might as well, I extended till after the New Year. Ended up it was a full 2 weeks trip when I returned back to Singapore.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
28 Jul 07
But did you have fun on your extended trip??
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
28 Jul 07
Sure I had, especially on New Year's Eve. I wish I could stay longer as the weather was rather good too. I had to return before I get sacked for absence without approval. lol.
• United States
28 Jul 07
Depending on what means of transportation you are thinking of;) If you are speaking of driving..It would have been my trip home it was over 1200 miles going and coming combined. But plane wise..It would have been my trip to Portugla..That was a 12hour flight across the ocean..I had jet lag and had to take a day to get over it.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
28 Jul 07
Both of those trips must have been long. Did you have fun?
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• United States
28 Jul 07
I always seem to have "fun" ..I love new things and new places.. and visiting relatives was fun but had it's sorrows..I loved Portugal..Wish I could move back there!
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Well during the course of my life I have taken several long trips. My first big trip was when I moved from the UK to the USA. I sailed aboard the RMS Carinthia from Liverpool to New York. On the trip I saw whales, icebergs the lot. We docked first in Halifax Novia Scotia then on to New York - sailed past the Statue of Liberty - what a sight. I lived in Pennsylvabia for a year then moved to Illinois. That trip I went by train from Pittsburgh to Chicago and from there South to Springield. My next big trip was by car from Illinois down to Montgomery Alabama. Another long trip was when we helped friends move from Central Illinois to Conroe Texas. That was a long trip. My husband was driving a moving van and I drove a pick-up truck loaded with their belongings. We went through Houston - and Dallas on the way back home. In the past 10 years I have made numerous trips across the Atlantic. From here in the UK I have made trips to Paris, Amsterdam, Spain and Germany. My next trip I am hoping will be in October when I go home to the USA and spend Christmas with my family. On my last trip home I went with one of my daughters from Peoria, Illinois to Atlanta Georgia. We shared the driving but with stopping to eat etc it took us 13 hours and we went through Kentucky and Tennessee. We stopped on our way back in Nashville. It was a long drive. I prefer to drive rather than fly because that way you can stop and see different things. I am hoping to take a trip to Southern Texas while I am home. Want to look for a place to live down there and then if we find one hopefully my trips across the Atlantic will be reduced greatly. Want some place near the Gulf Coast.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Sounds like you like to travel :)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I have missed you very much!! I can't wait until you get settled and hopefully can get yourself back in here already. *big hugs* I also hope you have a very safe bus ride. The longest trip I have been on in a car is from here Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to Montery California. It was okay, it would have been better if my husband and I had been able to take our own car and went on our own. But it was experience at least. We rode with his sister, her husband, and their little girl. So we didn't get to do the things we would have rather done on our own. We are hoping that soon we can make that trip ourselves in the near future.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Aw Thanks my dear friend. Hugs. I would like to travel and be able to stop and see sites. I know how hard iot is travelling with others who dont feel the same way. My ex always just wanted to drive straight through. With only bathroom stops. lol
• Australia
29 Jul 07
That all depends on whether you mean road transport or air. My longest road trip was when my son lived over 2000 kms away, which is a time span of 23 hours, as suggested by the auto association. I drove it each year in two days. On the way home, we would take the further inland route which added a few hundred more kms but was worth it. I love driving the near outback of Australia. Another son lives one and a half days drive north. It isn't as pleasant a trip, and can be rather tiring in the humid summer. Even the car air conditioner doesn't keep up with the heat. I usually go there in the cooler months. The longest air trip is Australia to London, which I have done several times, and requires twenty-four or more hours of travel. Going there is OK because we leave early morning and arrive there at night time, their time. I reckon it is always possible to fit more hours into a day. However, I always suffer jet lag on the return flight. We leave London at night and it is night time all the way home. I only require five hours sleep a night and find it very difficult to fit so many more hours into a night.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I love hot weather. probably wouldnt mind travelling in it. As long as i had plenty of water. Thanks
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Hi Snow, Where ya been? The longest trip I was on was about 13 years ago when I went on a two week road trip. I went up and down the west coast from Seattle to sanfrancico and then I went to disneyland for a day, lots of fun. Stopping at alot of the little tourist traps. I'll bet its pretty hot in Arizona right now. I hope everything goes well with your trip and you arrive safely. All my best to you, Terry
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Hi Terry. I needed a break plus trying to get myself ready for my trip. I will be back for sure after my trip. Miss ya. I'm sure it is hot in arizona i dont mind heat. :) Sounds like alot of fun for you on your trip.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 07
I miss you too princess, sorry I haven't sent you an email but it's been pretty hectic here, no excuse I know but at least I can wish you bon voyage! It's certainly come round quick! I go to my retreat too next week! After 16 weeks of waiting. Bet you are excited and scared at the same time. You'll be just fine! Big big hugs my friend. The longest trip for me was to travel up to Scotland which is about 300+ miles!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Thanks wolfie my dear dear friend. I still love ya lol. Hugs. Have a great time on your retreat. when you get back I hope you feel refreshed. xxxx
@clocks123 (1228)
• United States
28 Jul 07
the longest trip i was on was 10 days down in Houston tx visiting my grandma
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
10 hours isnt so bad. I could do that easily. Thanks for sharing :)
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 07
Well Sweetie certainly not that long lol but saying that when I go to Germany I leave here on Monday and get there on the Tuesday that is the longest I have done and that is because I travel by Car and Ferry I hope you have a safe trip Sweet and I will be looking forward to seeing you on here again Hugs to you
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Hi Gabs thanks for your kind word my friend :) xx. Good luck on your trip too. Have fun and if you meet any good looking blonde german men. Tell them about me lol
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 Jul 07
Hi, the longest ride is going to Gatlingburg but my hubby promised to takeme to see the ocean as I have never seen it so that might be the longest ride and havent decided yet where we are going to see it at. Have a safe trip and I know yu can't wait to get there and make a home too. Take care and be good (LOL)
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
The ocean is beautiful I hope you make it. I like going and just watching the huge waves roll in,. Its so cool
• United States
28 Jul 07
I spent a wonderful year and a half traveling through Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. It had always been my dream to really visit these places, and after saving up for two years I was able to do just that. It was the most wonderful 18 months of my life up until that point. I was able to rent local dwellings, learn to cook the local cuisine in each place, live like a local as much as possible. Truly a fantastic experience.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
That sounds like a lot of fun I would like to do that some day.
@weemam (13377)
28 Jul 07
I drove 300 miles in the one night , we live in Central Scotland andd we were on holiday in Nottingham , My son wasn't feeling to good and he just wanted to get home so we left in the very early hours of the morning and I drove all the way home with 2 breaks in a roadway service station , It isn't something I would ever like to do again though , I hope you have a btilliant holiday safe journey pal xx
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Thanks my friend . I bet 300 is a long ways with only 2 breaks.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I went to North Carolina from NY- It was a 14 hour drive- and we left in a major snow storm- It was so worth it! : ) we were headed to the beach- The long drive was very longgg-- my daughter was 8 - she did a great job on the way- Good luck and have loads of fun!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Thanks for the good luck. Im sure it will go fine. Thats good that your daughter did so well.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I did a car road trip from one side of the country to the other. It was fun. Sometimes it would get boring, but it was cool to see all the different houses and ways people live, across the country. It was very educational, and I am glad I did it.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I think a car trip would be the best. You could stop and see things you want to see along the way.
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