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Old 08-24-2012, 09:42 AM
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Adventure! Comfort just to extend. And status ? - only for those who want to impress ....
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:02 AM
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I'd lean more on the side of adventure but my 2 yo and husband demand more "comfort". An uncomfortable baby makes everyone unhppy and my husband , after doing 20 yrs in the Marines Corps and a lot of "uncomfortable travel" demands a nicer hotel with room service, posh lobby, etc..
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:17 AM
Location: CHicago, United States
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When I was younger, it was adventure. As I've gotten older ... it's comfort. Never for status. Been there, done that. Not something I place value on.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:12 PM
Location: Maryland
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To the OP:

Comfort - always, spent enough time sleeping on bare ground in Viet Nam. My idea of roughing it is if the shower only has one outlet and no towel warmers..

Adventure - you might want to expand that definition to include adventures of the mind/intellect.

Adventure as in physical stuff - not for this banged up, old disabled Marine - old creaky bones don't like it. Now if one expands the definition to encompass adventures of the mind - definitely yes.

Visit the Etruscan hill towns in Tuscany and look at the indoor plumbing - constructed 4,000 years ago. (Just a heads up - the denizens of VERY earlier civilizations in the Middle East had it way before the Etruscans.) Go figure, Europe was still struggling with common sense water supply and sewage management in the 19th century.

Ponder that and while you're at it, go look at the Romans water infrastructure, especially the water impervious concrete they developed BCE. Now that is what I call my kind of "adventure".

Status - sorry, that one totally eludes my comprehension. Does one wear a tag showing where they've been? Do they get preferential treatment in restaurants or better seats at the concert? Am I (lowly, modest world traveler that I am) supposed to genuflect or "Ooh and Aahh" in the presence of such folks? (I confess - I'm not very good at oohing and aahhing, just not my style.)

Sorry, but traveling/status seems to me to be an idiocy on the level of "reality TV". JMO
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Sometimes it is adventure, because I do like to explore new places; but I always want comfort. I have no desire to travel somewhere to try to impress anyone. I am not sharing a bathroom, I want to know what foods I am eating, and I am always aware of my surroundings.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:29 AM
Location: on an island
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Originally Posted by emcee squared View Post
Adventure and going off the beaten path. Somewhere with millions of tourists is less thrilling for me -- the US is exempt from the tourist rule, as there are tourists everywhere.
You'd be surprised. It *is* possible to go off the beaten path in the US, and walk a beach or hike a path alone. Getting around our wide-open spaces can be tricky though.

All this talk of weighing the different qualities of travel wakes me up to the fact that each of my trips can be so different. I did not couch surf during my trip to Europe last December. It was during the holiday season plus there were six of us for all but the first week we were gone. Maybe I'll try couch surfing again--THAT can be adventurous.
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