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Old 12-21-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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For me it was 4 months travelling around Australia by road (would've been longer had funds permitted). I spent 2 months in the US earlier this year (cross country and time in the NE), and just came back from a 6 week trip to SE Asia. Aside from that I haven't been on a trip longer than a month. I've met many Europeans who are travelling for a year which does seem like a very long time.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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You're an Aussie! This is what you folks do.
Myself, I've taken off for six months or more, probably my longest stretch. Spent all of that in Ireland and got to know the place pretty well.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You're an Aussie! This is what you folks do.
Myself, I've taken off for six months or more, probably my longest stretch. Spent all of that in Ireland and got to know the place pretty well.
Travelling for a whole year seems more a European thing though.

That's a long time in a small island! Do you have family there?
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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In 2005, six months after my husband's heart attack, three doctors cleared him for travel. The following week, we headed from Italy to Spain and travelled the Basque country for two weeks while waited to board a cargo ship to Chile and back. After final disembarkation in Spain, we continued our travel for another week. Total time: 93 days.

In 2006, from Italy to the US, we took a road trip from Southern California to New York before returned to Italy. Total time: 7 weeks and 3 days.

In 2007, from Italy to Vietnam, we toured the entire country by car, bus, boat, and airplane. Total time: seven weeks.

In 2009, now back in the US, we took a road trip from Florida to Southern California, turned right and headed north to Canada, crossing Canada, turned right to go back to the US. Total time: seven weeks and one day.

Most of our trips were not that long, only between three weeks to a month.

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Old 12-21-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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13 months in asia 2005-2006 for me.

Also spent 6 Months in mailand Europe in 2002.

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Old 12-21-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Pretty much all my vacations in Europe were 7-14 days and outside of Europe 14-21 days.

Longest: 21 days (Tokyo, Japan)

but i'm only 21 more and longer vacations will follow!
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The longest PAID vacation I ever had was 3 weeks, but three times, I just quit my job and went abroad for periods between 4 and 8 months, and came back with no prospects and just picked up where I could.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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6 months was the longest. I did that once in the 90s with my parents, and then 3 times in the last 10 years. I try to take one 2-month vacation per year.... but it doesn't always pan out.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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As a student : 2 and a half months
since I'm in the workforce : 5 weeks
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:34 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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16 months was the longest.

plan on taking a 12+ month trip starting late-summer next year because 2013 will probably be dead work-wise.

most of my vacations are 3-6 months tho since the work i do is seasonal and that has been the average amount of time between cycles.
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