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Old 04-03-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: VA
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I've been to more countries in Asia than I have been to US States......
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I don't get it. first people complain about American tourist in their country. now people complain that we don't leave the country enough.

People complain wayyyy too much.....

wait i think i'm complaining... oops
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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Money, plain and simple. I was lucky enough to have visited Spain, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. If I had enough money I'd go to every country in the world, but I don't plain and simple. And to be honest I'd rather explore every state in the U.S first. America is such a vast and wonderful country (especially geographically speaking).
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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In general, I'd rather tip a waitress trying to make ends meet in b**-****, Nebraska then tip a snotty waiter at the ScrewYouYankee Sidewalk Cafe along the Seine in Paris.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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I've been damn lucky to be able to afford international travel and have been to many countries but there's something I love much much more, the road trip.

I love to pack up the car and drive. The trip is the destination. Stopping to see the world's largest ball of twine while eating a burger from a small town drive in you've never set foot in before is purely an American experience and one that I place higher than any international destination I have been to.

Most Europeans, Asians or otherwise cannot understand what this "" feeling "" is like because it is purely an American ideal.

There's so much to see in the United States so pack the car, get a Stucky's pecan roll in your mouth and drive!!
I agree with this post. So much stuff to see in the U.S., it's amazing. So much often just in our respective states. Especially here out west. Vast empty deserts as far as the eye can see. And that can be found within a couple hours drive of Los Angeles.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I've been damn lucky to be able to afford international travel and have been to many countries but there's something I love much much more, the road trip.

I love to pack up the car and drive. The trip is the destination. Stopping to see the world's largest ball of twine while eating a burger from a small town drive in you've never set foot in before is purely an American experience and one that I place higher than any international destination I have been to.

Most Europeans, Asians or otherwise cannot understand what this "" feeling "" is like because it is purely an American ideal.
You know Europeans drive too . . . and they take road trips (I have friends there and have actually been in their cars - imagine!). For example, it takes less 9 hours to drive from The Hague to Innsbruck (i.e., from the ocean to the Alps).

Enjoy your road trips, but don't fool yourself that this is only an American pleasure.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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You know Europeans drive too . . . and they take road trips (I have friends there and have actually been in their cars - imagine!). For example, it takes less 9 hours to drive from The Hague to Innsbruck (i.e., from the ocean to the Alps).

Enjoy your road trips, but don't fool yourself that this is only an American pleasure.
I would love to take a road trip around Europe.

i hear its pretty expensive though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I would love to take a road trip around Europe.

i hear its pretty expensive though.
I've done several. Yes - gas is pretty high there. It's worth it if that's how you want to prioritize spending money, however. Everyone has different desires and circumstances.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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This here American is getting ready to inflict herself on some British folks - via a road trip thru England - in just a few weeks!!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:47 PM
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That sounds excellent, but of course many of us don't have two weeks of vacation time, let alone two months.
My time off was never paid leave.


My workplace is stingy (and I wish that it was federally mandated) but alas, even I still can do it despite not being rich.

It does not have to be two weeks, it can be a week in one country visiting one city or the surrounding area.

One can start there if it is your first time, but it is up to you.
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