What's the furthest you've ever been from home? Where would you go if you could?

Dallas, Texas
December 1, 2015 12:39pm CST
I've been thinking about travel lately. A more modest lifestyle makes international travel difficult. But if you long to get out and about, there are places you can see in your own country and on a budget. When I travelled for work, I went to New Delhi, India. That's the furthest I have been from Dallas, Texas. If I could go anywhere, it would probably be the Bahamas. Any Caribbean island would do, LOL! Where is the furthest you've travelled from home, where was your home at the time, and where would you go if you could go anywhere, without time or money as considerations?
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@moffittjc (44489)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Dec 15
Oh, forgot to answer your actual question! I've actually travelled all the way around the world from my home in Florida. From Florida, heading west, the stops were: California; Hawaii; Fiji; Australia; Beijing; New Dehli; Israel; France; England; New York; and finally back to Florida. So probably New Dehli would have been the farthest point for me as well!
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• United States
1 Dec 15
Wow, I want to read all about it! You traveling guru, you!
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• United States
2 Dec 15
Sounds amazing
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@moffittjc (44489)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Dec 15
Growing up in south Florida, I used to visit the Bahamas pretty much on a weekly basis, and often visited the Caribbean islands as well. That was back in the good old days when it was easier to travel. No need for passports back then, you just showed them your drivers license when you arrived on an island!
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
It sounds like you had an enjoyable time then.
@moffittjc (44489)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Dec 15
@Marcyaz It was work-related, so it wasn't quite as fun as I had hoped it would be, but I did get to see some amazing places!
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@moffittjc I imagine you were able to get out and see something of the different countries.
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• United States
1 Dec 15
Hawaii - that was far enough from the east coast for me.
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• United States
2 Dec 15
I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but so far haven't had the opportunity
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• United States
2 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 My former husband was stationed there for two years about 6 weeks after we got married. We had to live off base and it was super expensive.
@paigea (22453)
• Canada
1 Dec 15
I live in Alberta and have been to Australia. I'd love to be there again, but I don't think I could handle the trip.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
That sounds like quite a trip how much travel time did you have?
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
1 Dec 15
@Marcyaz - we went for a month.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@paigea I bet you had a good time while there why don't you tell us what you saw and what cities you went to. That would make for a good discussion.
@MALUSE (42610)
• Germany
1 Dec 15
I live in Germany. My farthest destination was Mexico. I'd like to visit Uzbekistan but know that I won't do it. I'm too old now.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
That is quite far but why Mexico?
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@MALUSE (42610)
• Germany
1 Dec 15
@Marcyaz Well, Mexico is a holiday destination, isn't it? Many of your country people think the same. It's full of American tourists.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@MALUSE Yes a lot of people go there but I wouldn't as you have to watch the water and the food because of different diseases.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
1 Dec 15
I have been many places in the US from New York to California, Minnesota to Ohio and Florid through the South and up North and loved Wyoming the most. I would love to go back there in the summer time. I have never been out of the US and have no plans to do so.
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• Dallas, Texas
2 Dec 15
Sounds like a lot of awesome places! My "states I've visited" map looks like a smile starting with California, sweeping down through the south and then back up the east coast to Virginia. I need to see more of the midwest, I think. :)
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
2 Dec 15
@KristiSCash I remember certain things about each State I have been through or stayed or lived at and each has something fabulous. I prefer the look of the Southwest rather than the look of the Midwest, just my own personal preference.
• United States
1 Dec 15
I've been to Canada once, up and down the East Coast of the States and in the Midwest. I used to collect postcards from every state. I would like to visit England, Ireland and even the Netherlands. (Did I spell that right, it looks wrong but not popping up red.) I always wanted to visit St. Petersburg as well. Oh, Prince Edward Islands and the Caribbean. Guess I've got to get that passport. lol
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• Dallas, Texas
2 Dec 15
Sounds like you've seen quite a few sights and I hope you get to see more. Growing up in Texas, I really enjoyed the maritime provinces in Canada. I haven't been further north than Virginia on the east coast, with the exception of a few airline connections. It's beautiful up there!
@skysnap (17951)
1 Dec 15
I have a plan to visit nepal and bhutan once. I would love to travel in those places. I have that pending in my list. :)
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• Dallas, Texas
2 Dec 15
Good luck - I hope you get to go! :)
• United States
2 Dec 15
the furthest I've traveled from the East Coast of the US is Bermuda and Puerto Rico both for vacation
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@JESSY3236 (7029)
• United States
2 Dec 15
The only places I have been to is Florida, New York, New Jersey, and parts of TN. I hope someday to visit Paris. I live in North Carolina.