The way we travel

@scheng1 (24950)
Singapore
June 17, 2016 7:59am CST
As I get older, my travel preference and style changes. Now I do not fancy backpacking, and I do not like traveling off the beaten track in remote region of a developing country. I like to travel in comfort now, though I still do not like to travel in a tour group. I think that is the only thing that will not change. For some people, their travel preference is to visit a different country, so that they can count off 10 to 20 countries that they have visited. I do not like this method. I prefer to know a country indepth and to know the culture and the people.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
18 Jun 16
When I was younger I often travelled on my own. If my friends were busy or couldn't afford to travel I travelled on my own. I thought that travelling alone was better than missing out on a trip. Today I travel with my husband or with a friend. I don't enjoy travelling on my own anymore. I find it safer and more fun to travel with other people. In the past I didn't mind staying in a cheap hostel where I had to share the bathroom with 30 other people. Today I like to stay in a better room. It doesn't have to be a 5 star hotel, but I pick accommodation that is more comfortable.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
18 Jun 16
Yes, that is part of the change that comes with age. I do not mind travelling alone, but I rather travel with someone else. Many airlines sell tickets cheaper on a GV2 basis, and there is someone to share the cost for accommodation as well.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
21 Jun 16
@scheng1 Yes, it also cheaper to travel with another person. I have a friend who always travels alone and accommodation is more expensive for him because he has to pay for a single room. I am not afraid to travel alone, but it is more fun to travel with my husband or with a friend.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
21 Jun 16
@Porcospino Yes, it is better to share a room to cut cost. I doubt hotel has many single room, because even business travelers tend to share a room.
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@ilocosboy (31942)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
good for you, you've been into traveling, how I wish I could go to other countries too.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
17 Jun 16
Sooner or later you will have a chance to travel. Just work very hard, and save a lot of money.
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@Chungshop (2339)
17 Jun 16
@scheng1 Hey You can travel from Singapore to China by land lo. Go through few Asian counties.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
17 Jun 16
@Chungshop Perhaps end up getting killed when I reach the border of Cambodia and Thailand. I think they are still fighting every now and then!
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@youless (86586)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 16
I think many people have this change. Since usually we have a travel with our child, so our travel is still quite exhausted and excited. Such as he can have fun in the science museum for a whole day until it is close. Therefore in the coming few years, I think our travel can not be so comfortable anyway
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
18 Jun 16
At least you still stay in good hotel, and not in motel like those young backpackers. These are the ones who really sacrifice personal comfort for a chance to see the world on a shoestring budget.
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@youless (86586)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 16
@scheng1 In fact my son hasn't experienced to live in a camp yet, I really hope one day we have a chance to do it before he grows up
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
18 Jun 16
@youless I think his school will organize this kind of activity for them. You just have to let them go, and then you stay home and pray very hard. For us here in Singapore, even children as young as 10 years old are traveling overseas with their teachers. Many of them go to developing countries.
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
That is true.. I don't back pack any more.. I prefer travelling in comfort these days.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
20 Jun 16
haha, I think we can add a change of style in travelling as sign of aging!
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@sofssu (14742)
20 Jun 16
@scheng1 you bet!
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