Did you change your travel style?

@Porcospino (16434)
Denmark
March 11, 2013 9:08am CST
When I was younger I often travelled alone. I enjoyed those trips and I didn't mind travelling alone. My friend weren't interested in visiting the same countries as me so I chose to visit those countries on my own. When I was in my late 20's I met my ex-boyfriend. He also loved travelling and during the 6 years that we were together we often travelled together. Now I am married to another man and we also travel together. I am very happy that we share the interest in travelling because I really enjoy our trips and we both work hard to save up the money for new trips in the future. I haven't travelled alone since I was in my 20's. At that time I liked travelling alone, but today I would much rather travel with my husband. I wouldn't be afraid to travel on my own again, but I really enjoy sharing the experiences with my husband. I love to plan my own trips, and my experience with group tours is very limited. When I started travelling I loved to travel independently and today I like prefer to travel that way. That is one of things that hasn't changed since I started travelling. Are there any differences between the way that you organized your trips in the past and the way that you organnize your trips today? Which differences?
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11 responses
• Indonesia
11 Mar 13
woooww.... sounds very interesting to travel with your husband. well, I do same with you when you were young, I love travel alone. and it's till now. sometimes I travel with my husband, but he's not nice person to go travel together with. time will be exciting to travel with my old friend, but they were very busy right now, that we hard to go traveling together
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
14 Mar 13
My husband is not as obsessed with travelling as I am, but I am very happy that we have the chance to travel together, and I have enjoyed our trips a lot. I can relate to the things you wrote about travelling with friends. Some of my old friends and I would like to travel together and we sometimes talk about it, but we have families and work and other responsibilities so it is not easy to find a time where we would be able to travel together. In the past I often travelled alone and I enjoyed exploring the different places on my own, but today I don't really travel alone anymore.
• Indonesia
15 Mar 13
which one more interesting? travel alone or travel together? do you miss the moment and things to do/ atmosphere when you were travelling alone, porco?
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
15 Mar 13
In the past I enjoyed travelling alone. I had a lot of freedom, I able to do exactly the things that I wanted and when I visited a new place I could stay as long as I wanted. It could get a little lonely sometimes if I travelled alone for a long time, but aside from that I enjoyed those trips a lot. Today I travel with my husband, and I would say that I am even happier today. It is a great feeling to plan the trip together and share the experiences like my husband and I did when we visited Asia or when we travelled around in Europe for one month. If I had to choose between travelling alone and travelling with my husband I would choose to travel with my husband.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
well when I was married we traveled together now that I am single I travel alone but I always try to go to places that I have made friends with online and meet them in person
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
11 Mar 13
I think that it is a great idea to travel to places where you have online friends. Have you had the chance to meet many of your online friends from other places? I have met some of my online friends from my own country, but I haven't met friends from other countries yet. I hope to do that in the future.
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
yes I have met a few and if I can I will try to make more trips
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@maximax8 (27048)
11 Mar 13
When I was a young person without any children I typically stayed in youth hostels and in backpacker hostels. I traveled usually on my own in those days. I was able to travel in a low budget on every single trip. I travel with my 5 year old wheelchair bound son and my 3 year old daughter nowadays so I am not able to ever travel again on my own. We can't stay in a dorm room like I used to for very little money. We have to stay in cheap guest houses or private rooms. Sometimes we get the joy of staying in an unusual accommodation and that feels very special indeed. My ex-husband was fine to travel with. Years later I traveled with my ex boyfriend and he liked luxury accommodation. He didn't want my sort of accommodation in the Seychelles. We almost ran out of money there because he always made me go over to the luxury accommodation.
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
11 Mar 13
Young people who travel alone have different options than families with children, and sometimes when our situation changes we also have to change the way that we travel like you have experienced. Like you have have stayed in hostel dorms in the past, but today my husband and I travel together so we try to find a room for two people instead of a dorm. When my ex-boyfriend I travelled together for the first time he booked the hotel room for us. I usually stayed in hostels or budget hotels and I was really surpriced when I saw the room that he had picked for us, because it was a room in a luxury hotel. When we travelled together he always wanted to stay in that kind of hotels and he refused to stay in a hostel.
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
i think it's awesome that you continue to travel with your children, maximax8.
@Raine38 (9030)
• United States
11 Mar 13
I never did much traveling when I was younger because I've been so busy with college and review school. And I'm always the typical broke student and couldn't afford to travel even when I split accommodations with some friends. I only get to travel locally when I started worki g and its all about business trips. Now that I am married and my husband gets to travel for work and pleasure I began to enjoy traveling. I don't think I will enjoy traveling alone. Just think who would take my pictures? Lol!
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
13 Mar 13
You have a point about the pictures I travelled alone when I was younger, and that time I didn't mind travelling alone at all. If my friends didn't want to visit the same places as me I just decided to visit them on my own. Today I am married and my husband and I travel together. I really like travelling with my husband and today I don't feel like travelling alone. I am not afraid of travelling alone, but I would miss the company of other people and I think that it is more fun when we are able to share the experiences.
@marguicha (84066)
• Chile
11 Mar 13
I think that I have changed my ways of travelling along the years. It has depended on money, time and age. But it also depends (when you are a widow as I am) on the posibilities of traveling that your friends have.
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
12 Mar 13
My mother-in-law is also a widow and she usually travels with her friends. When you travel with friends it also depends on their posibilities of travelling like you wrote. Do you and your friends agree about the places that you want to visit or do you sometimes have different wishes?
@amuzien (91)
11 Mar 13
when i am traveling ,i would like to be alone.that's because i can't think if there's someone beside me.and i can truely go through the life if i can think to myself.
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
11 Mar 13
When you travel alone there are fewer distractions and it can be easier to focus on your thoughts when you are alone. My husband is very talkative and sometimes I find it hard to think when we are together because he interrupts my thoughts all the time [em]lol[/em On the other hand I also think that is nice to have company.
@yanzalong (9944)
• Indonesia
12 Mar 13
Indonesia would be a nice place to visit. I know you have some friends there. When will you plan your trip again? If Indonesia would be your next destination, do let me know. Who knows I can help you in some ways.
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
17 Mar 13
Thank you I would love to visit Indonesia and it is one of the places on my travel wish list, but it will probably take a while before we will be able to visit Asia again. The plane ticket from Europe to Asia is expensive so it will take us a lot of time to save up the money for the next trip to Asia. In the meantime we plan on visiting some of the other European countries instead, because it is easier for us to afford that. Right now we don't have any money for travelling at all, but I plan on taking a second job in some months in order to save up more money for travelling.
@Bhebelen14 (4561)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
When I was single but in a relationship I love to travel alone because i can do anything i want without any limitations. I can go any where without asking permission what to do in that place. But when i met my husband everything was changed, he also loves to travel and willing to take challenges when travelling. I remembered when we went out of the country for the first time we don't understand their language and were not familiar in that place but we enjoyed it because were together. After that trip we explored many places here in the Philippines and looking forward to visit beautiful places of Asia too.
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
17 Mar 13
It is great that your husband and you both love to travel It is really nice to be able to the share the experiences with our partner and explore the new places together. Sometimes it is a challenge to visit a foreign country where we don't speak the language, but it is much easier and much more enjoyable when we are able to share the experience with our partner. Last year my husband and I visited Asia together. It was a challenge to visit a lot of unknown places, but we enjoyed the trip very, very much and I look forward to visiting other places together in the future.
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
12 Mar 13
I have never traveled alone I would like to do it one day just to know the feeling. I also want to go to places that some of my friends are not willing to go. I have never traveled with my loved one and I am sure it must be fun to do so. I just love to travel and experience new things as well and this one of my greatest motivation in life.
@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
15 Mar 13
I think that it is a different experience to travel alone. You have a lot of freedom and it is also a challenge because you have to solve every problem on your own if something unexpected happens. I often travelled alone when I was younger and I enjoyed visiting a lot of different places on my own. Today I travel with my husband and I enjoy that even more than travelling alone. I am really happy that my husband also likes to travel, because is one of the things that are very important to me. Like you I love to travel and I love to experience new things, it is so exciting to visit a place where I have never been before
• India
12 Mar 13
Well,i did not have a particular travel style.I am ok with both travelling alone or travelling with friends or family.Most of my business trips are alone and i am ok with that.Some of my leisure travels are with my family and most with friends.But then on a personal note, i like travelling with friends.I am flexible with choices to a good extent.But i am yet to travel to a country just for pleasure or holidays.When it comes to planning trips, i check online reviews and how the people planned.And then share with people i am travelling with, before any other changes or ideas to be incorporated.Sometimes, i feel when i travel independently that i am alone and sort of gloomy.And that takes the fun part of the trip and as such would be on a serious note for the rest of the travel.Not sure if that has something to do with perosnality but still.Well,i think these days of travel,things are more easy to select but i do not think i have changed my travel style so far.But may be the prefernces of a few things could have.Good to hear about your experiences and thoughts.Well,travelling for many are like adventures and they are lucky ones to enjoy any sort of travel at any point of time.Thanks!
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@Porcospino (16434)
• Denmark
14 Mar 13
I think that it is great that you are flexible and able to travel both alone and with family and friends. Like you I check the online reviews when I plan a trip. Today we have access to a lot of information on the internet and it has become easier to plan our own trips. I like to plan my own trips. I can relate to the thing that you wrote about travelling alone. I have often travelled alone in the past and I enjoyed those trips, but sometimes I felt a little sad to travel alone and missed the company of other people. Today I am married and my husband and I travel together. I am very happy to travel with my husband and it is fun to explore new places together.
@amuzien (91)
11 Mar 13
when i am traveling,i would like to be alone.only in this way that i can think of my life,and some other things in my life.
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