Traveling to places
January 10, 2010 7:29am CST
In a lifetime many different places can be visited. A traveler might go on a long trip like an eighteen year old might go on a working holiday to Australia. A traveler might go on a short trip like a weekend to Paris. Some families might go away on vacation for two weeks every year. It could be to the same destination or to a different location every time. Over the years each person will find out which sorts of places he or she likes. It might be beaches, countryside, mountains or cities. He or she might prefer traveling alone, with a partner or with the members of their family. He or she will visit many places in their lifetime and some even might make a travel wish list. What do you think?
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10 Jan 10
Hi maxine, For me it depends partly on my wishes but also on how much money I have. Sometimes the country (or city) I want to visit is very expensive for me. But I do have a wish list. And sometimes one of the places of my wishlist are dreams that come true. Hug!
13 Jan 10
Today there are a lot of different possibilities. There are short trips, long trips, working holidays etc and there are so many different places to visit. It is possible to spend a lot a lot of money on travelling, for instanse if you choose to stay at expensive hotels and eat at expensive restaurants every day, but it is also possible to spend less money for instanse if you choose to stay at hostels instead of expensive hotels. Sometimes it is also possible to go by bus instead of flying and that is often less expensive. The best thing about the many possibilies is the fact that everyone can choose the travelstyle and destination that is right for them, because we all have different needs and wishes.
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jan 10
I wish a weekend in Paris were a short trip! Although the way I was treated last time I was there, maybe not. Sure, I love to travel. I'd like to do a combination of things, including visiting places that I've never been and revisiting places that I really loved.
11 Jan 10
Yes there are many modes and durations of travel. Short getaways, long life-changing trips of work and play, regular trips, once-in-a-lifetime trips. I believe travelling widens one's horizons and takes one out of his or her comfort zone. Such that his perceptions are challenged and stereotypes of a place or a culture debunked. Also it helps to remove fear or insecurity. Once you know an actual person who lives in a country you'd never been to before, it puts a face to the place, and it changes forever. some people refer to books like 1000 places to visit before you die, and start working a wishlist out from there. :)
11 Jan 10
I am 100% agree with you. I think nowadays, travel play more and more important roles in people's life. I personally take travel as a recharge trip. When you are tired of things in life, in work, in normal way, it's time for you to go out somewhere, could be far, could be close, could be just yourself, could be with your love one. The most important is to refresh yourself. I love it!
• United States
11 Jan 10
Yes, I prefer going to the country when I go to other countries. In France and Canada, I loved the country. I also think the ocean is great. But I wish my clas had taken tours of perfumeries and cheese making places instead of spending so much time in the city of Paris and seeing every single danged church and discussing the architecture of every single church-excuse me, Cathedrals. There are no perfumeries where I live. There were no cheese making places close by when I was a kid (and the one we finally have now is still a few hours away). If I were to go back, my wish list would be to go to each Province and see what is really neat (unique) about it and to check out the ocean and country farm areas. I can understand that they probably couldn't justify bringing American teens to vineyards (here we couldn't drink until 18 and there 16, now here it's 21), but why not at least where they make cheese? We only had one trip to the country and that was to see another Cathedral and back. You'd think I went to Catholic school, which I didn't. It was public school. Maybe my instructors favorite places to see are Cathedrals. In Canada, when I was a kid, we did a lot of camping near lakes and we drove around the countryside in Quebec. I would someday, when I have lots of money, like to go to the Oceanside Provinces. I enjoyed British Columbia when my Mom and I went. Until then, I have not seen all the Oceanside states in my own country. I really enjoyed Maine, esp. the seafood.
10 Jan 10
For me, I always like to go to different places and find out all I can about them. Some people like to go back all the time to places they have enjoyed. In Egypt last year, we met people who had been returning to the same hotel for many years. We found it useful to talk to them because they recommended visits and restaurants we might not have thought of, and told us how to negotiate for taxi rides etc. But every time we go somewhere new, the next year my husband wants to go back there, and we argue about it. I never want to go back to the same place the following year, although it would be nice to see people we met there again. Sometimes we go back a few years down the line. Now that we are both retired from put day jobs, it's going to be more difficult to find the money to go anywhere. But we have lots of lovely places to remember and I still have lots to write about i my articles and my blog.
10 Jan 10
I certainly agree. The world is absolutely massive, and there is so much to see, do, feel and experience. It's a shame that so many people spend their entire lives limited to one area, refusing to move away from it and explore what awaits around them and the beauties that the natural world has to offer.