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Old 11-28-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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If I only lust in my heart oes it still count? Too many obligations and restrictions to do much traveling at this point of my life. Maybe later I'll get my chance to explore the places I haven't been yet.
You bring up an interesting point. Does wanderlust mean traveling to different places or living different places? I always think of wanderlust as living. I am thankful that my parents showed me a lot of this country by traveling when I was younger. But now that I've seen so many places, I'd like to get to experience them for more than just a 1 week vacation. There are also places I haven't seen yet that I'd like to get to experience living in.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I have wanderlust but I must admit, I could never do that. I'd want to live in each place for at least an entire year. I feel that you need to live somewhere for a year to really experience it (plus that way you get to see what each season is like).
That would be optimal but not as feasible when you have bligations like a gf/wife. And even friends in an area or two that you want to keep in contact with. If you make roots then continually uproot yourself you are going to be missing some stuff in your life. One month is feasible to be gone at a time, a year? not so much...
I agree with you though and if you are younger this is doable, I've done that route before, lived in a few cities so far but need another angle now.
As a u.s. citizen being abroad doesn't work out so well for a year at a time in other countries b/c of visa issues also.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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I have wanderlust but I must admit, I could never do that. I'd want to live in each place for at least an entire year. I feel that you need to live somewhere for a year to really experience it (plus that way you get to see what each season is like).

I think it takes at least 2 years in a place in your home country to truly experience it, and at least 3 years in a place that is in a foreign country.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Greetings,

When I researched my family - there was personal notes about my 3GGG & they said he had wonderlust.
After his wife died and he sold his only home he knew. I wondered if he wanted to go out and look around the world. Or was his mind slipping? and the funniest part about it was his Drs name was Dr. Batty.
I think we all are somewhat curious what different places are like. God did create a beautiful museum for us to enjoy.
Be Blessed
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I'm pretty sure that I've always had wanderlust. I enjoy some travel almost anywhere. I've moved around the west some. Now I'm thinking about the next place to move. I just haven't decided upon one place. I'm going to keep on looking around.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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If I only lust in my heart oes it still count? Too many obligations and restrictions to do much traveling at this point of my life. Maybe later I'll get my chance to explore the places I haven't been yet.
FWIW - please don't procrastinate... if ya've an interest, go do it.

I've always had a keen interest in wanting to experience and see the various cultures, geography, foods, architects, etc. Whenever travel, it will be me for one that is out and about going 24/7 to capture as much as possible. No offense to anyone, but those that sit in hotel rooms during travels just kill me - get out and see this beautiful varied world.

Here is a few of the wheres on my world wide wish list:
Canyonlands National Park - Photos & Multimedia (U.S. National Park Service)
Yellowstone National Park - Photos & Multimedia (U.S. National Park Service)
World of Waterfalls: Visit the world's most beautiful waterfalls
GORP - Patagonia
Stone Forest — Photo Gallery — National Geographic Magazine
25 Wonderful Places To Visit In Your Lifetime! | The Travelers Zone

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Old 11-28-2009, 09:08 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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You bring up an interesting point. Does wanderlust mean traveling to different places or living different places? I always think of wanderlust as living. I am thankful that my parents showed me a lot of this country by traveling when I was younger. But now that I've seen so many places, I'd like to get to experience them for more than just a 1 week vacation. There are also places I haven't seen yet that I'd like to get to experience living in.
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FWIW - please don't procrastinate... if ya've an interest, go do it.
I've already done quite a bit a traveling in the states. I used to terrify my folks when I was younger, lone young woman hopping into her car and taking off by herself for weeks at a time, they thought I was crazy.
I've also lived in half a dozen states but I would love to make it more. Working for the same job for ages, raising kids, and buying a house have kind of slowed me down.
Still, when I'm retired, if the money is there, I'd love to try living in the Florida Keys for a while, maybe upstate New York, and the area around Oregon, Washington and Idaho looks like it would be interesting too. Not keen on living in larger cities but New Orleans might be fun to live in, briefly.
Now, if Bill Gates dies and leaves me all his money, all bets are off, you'd never see me again I'd be so busy traveling the world.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Here's a list of the places i'd like to eventually live in for some time:
Denver, Colorado (lived in the burbs for a year while our house was being built, still live within 25 miles of it)
Either Tulsa or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (family lives in Oklahoma)
Dallas, Texas (there's just something about this place that i absolutely love)
Jacksonville, Florida (i was born here, yet i moved away when i was three. i want to live in the home i never had)
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I do. Even if I like a place, I can't see myself ever living somewhere for more than a few years because there are so many places I'd like to live.

I figured city data would attract a lot of people with wanderlust.

I know what your saying, there is just too much out there to experience and so little time in life, there are responsibilities that get in the way of actually getting out there and experiencing everything this county has to offer.

I want to live in Atlanta, Alabama, West Texas, Iowa, NYC, So.Cal, maybe even up somewhere in northern Michigan.

I wish I could try them all out, some for a couple years and some I could actually settle down in and live for the rest of my life.

If I won the lottery I would have properties in all these states.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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^hrrmm i'm more into foreign countries... i've done pretty much everything in the u.s. already multiple times. I'm a travel junkie though so...
Youguys talk about responsiblities but I try not to take on responsiblities or even lots of furniture and stuff... try to stay very mobile in case opportunitiy arises.
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