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Old 11-03-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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It’s probably the South the economic constraints of being impoverished is greater than and cultural provincialism.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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I wonder about the effect of helicopter parenting (unprepared, fearful kids), expensive college, the assumption that college needs to be immediate, the low-wage jobs that are prevalent these days, etc. Are 18-25-year-olds (and others) traveling less than they would otherwise?

On the flip side, people travel more in general than they did say 20-30 years ago. But do tons of 18-year-olds head out for big trips to new places?

This post requires a back-in-my-day story. When I was 18 and 20 I took long trips around the US by bus and Europe by train. Both involved showing up alone in cities with no plan, then finding the cheapest bed available, possibly in a youth hostel. No phone, no interwebs, just a Let's Go guidebook (Intro to Phoenix: "Unfortunately Phoenix has never burned to the ground.")

But back then (by age 20) I could was also making enough as a cook to live in the center of a big city and pay cash for college, with a roommate and no car of course. So it was pretty easy. Maybe the fact that my parents didn't helicopter was just a bonus.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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This is a very good point. I would also add poorer states/regions.

Anyone that was in the OP last thread about “trends in posting” knows he fishing for anti California responses. Just like he does in every other thread or post

He must of closed the thread after not getting the responses he wanted so I couldn’t quote him. I had to copy and paste what he said

5. Out of all the states, people from California are the least likely to have traveled (extensively) outside the state, to other regions of the U.S. I've met people who have never even been outside of California. Those who have often have never been East of the Rockies. Even Texans travel more outside their state.
I seem to realize the deep sea fishing subtly, didn't realize it was the same person at first. lol
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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IMO, I say Midwesterners are more traveled than the Coasts and the Sunbelt. Most Coasts natives won't travel to the Midwest or South because they feel those places are in "flyover country"; there's nothing glamorous about them, no other Midwest city is great beyond Chicago or they feel it's flat and boring so they only vacation on the Coasts and/or cities they feel equal to theirs or internationally-known foreign countries. That could be due to ignorance, perception, bias or all of the above. A lot of people in the South don't travel because they think it's cold 365 a year up North lol. Midwesterners travel all over the place whether it's other Midwest cites, the Coasts, Northeast, PNW or the South. IMO I think we're natural explorers.

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Old 11-04-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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IMO, I say the Midwest is more traveled than the Coasts and the Sunbelt. Most Coasts natives won't travel to the Midwest or South because they feel those places are in "flyover country"; there's nothing glamorous about them or they feel it's flat and boring so they only vacation on the Coasts and/or cities they feel equal to theirs or internationally-known cities. A lot of people in the South don't travel because they think it's cold 365 a year up North lol. Midwesterners travel all over the place whether it's other Midwest cites, the Coasts, Northeast, PNW or the South. IMO I think we're natural explorers.
I'll say when it comes to domestic travel people in the South would be the least traveled being that southerners are often look at as outliers of the US of having a thick accents and being overwhelmingly Christian. The Most traveled Domestically I'll say Midwest (particularly the central midwest aka the cornbelt) would be the most traveled since Midwesterners have relatives from other regions of the US like the South, West Coast, Mountain west, soutuwest and West Coast. I met quite a few people from Ohio and Michigan here in NC and NC is nowhere near the midwest. Not as prevalent as northeastern transplants obviously but there pretty noticeable I had like 4 teaches from the state of Ohio back in high school. International travel NorthEast would take the win as most traveled due to close ties to Europe.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I've got good news - I found a site that lists the states most and least interested in traveling, per capita!

The states with the most residents per capita interested in travel are:

1. DC (I know, not really a state)
2. Hawaii
3. Arizona
4. Nevada
5. Wyoming
6. California
7. Utah
8. Alaska
9. Kentucky
10.Colorado

The states least interested in travel per capita are:
51. Maine
50. Oklahoma
49. Vermont
48. West Virginia
47. New Hampshire
46. Rhode Island
45. Michigan
44. Kansas
43. Iowa
42. Arkansas

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-...ourism-2014-10

Honestly, the top 25 states most interested in travel per capita are from every region and pretty evenly distributed.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Wouldn't people in Alaska and Hawaii travel less to other states?

The sheer distance, requirement to cross through another country or lengthy air travel would be certainly be a deterrent to visiting other states.

That's not to say that people in those two states aren't well traveled, but they may not necessarily have ties to the rest of the continental US (i.e. Hawaiians having ties to Asia).
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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Wouldn't people in Alaska and Hawaii travel less to other states?

The sheer distance, requirement to cross through another country or lengthy air travel would be certainly be a deterrent to visiting other states.

That's not to say that people in those two states aren't well traveled, but they may not necessarily have ties to the rest of the continental US (i.e. Hawaiians having ties to Asia).
I think you're right. But what about those in the lower 48? I'd wager that West Coasters have traveled the U.S. the least. The West is so big, vast, and mountainous (and walled off from the rest of the country by the Rocky Mountains.) Then there's the "Best Coast West Coast" thinking. And many, if not most, transplants are foreign-born (Asian or Latino), rather than from out-of-state.

Some people say poorer folk are least likely to travel to other parts of the country. True, but as a Californian who grew up in an affluent area, even in these affluent areas I have met people who have never been to other states or even if they have, only those West of the Rockies. People do travel alot to Asia and Europe, though, but really aren't interested in "flyover country."
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:22 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Wouldn't people in Alaska and Hawaii travel less to other states?

The sheer distance, requirement to cross through another country or lengthy air travel would be certainly be a deterrent to visiting other states.

That's not to say that people in those two states aren't well traveled, but they may not necessarily have ties to the rest of the continental US (i.e. Hawaiians having ties to Asia).
Good Grief! You posted that right under Kathryn's post which gave a list, taken from an actual study! No, it appears not to be true for those two states.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Good Grief! You posted that right under Kathryn's post which gave a list, taken from an actual study! No, it appears not to be true for those two states.
I’m guessing she said that because she just read the post, hence her response right below it.
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