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Old 05-06-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Do you travel for scenic places ?

I dont.. I travel for other reasons.. I like hype, buzz and urban feels...
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Depends on the destination - yes, I do travel for scenery and nature. Sometimes even exclusively.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:51 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Most of my Singapore friends are the same as you, so it really depends on your interests / and what brings peace and comfort. Currently I am living in Thailand in a nice quiet beach resort. Only 10-20 places to eat nearby. At night, it is only the sounds of the waves and birds. My Singapore coworkers will not stay at such a remote / quiet location. They are used to the SHOPPING / bustle of the city. When I live in Singapore, I spend most my time at the many gardens (which are usually empty, cuz everyone is shopping!)

I love quiet and desolate highways. If I can drive 2-3 hrs without seeing another car or person, I am enjoying the scenery! If I can hike for a week without seeing another soul... I have found a good spot!

I do enjoy a big city on rare occasion, but seldom seek out crowds and traffic.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:21 AM
 
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Scenery is part of the reason to travel but usually not the only one.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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Depends on the destination - yes, I do travel for scenery and nature. Sometimes even exclusively.

This is me. I travel almost exclusively for nature, and scenery is part of this. From Asia to SW Texas... to see the plants, animals, and landscapes of the world.

Singapore and Taiwan are both on places I'd like to get to, but not the highest priorities.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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It depends. Sometimes I crave the energy and buzz of New York City, and other times I seek the peace and serenity of a quiet beach by the ocean. I don't think I can say I favor one over the other.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yes, I almost exclusively travel for scenery, but I don't just took at it. I hike, bike, climb, paddle, and live it while I'm there. It seems weird to me that people travel just to be in a city, because cities are just places to pass through or go on business to me, but whatever. I do love to experience distant cultures, but with a fam of 4 I rarely get to travel that way anymore because my little RV sucks at things like navigating oceans and crossing the himalayas.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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I do- it's mostly the only reason I travel, for the longest time I didn't realize there was much other reason, figuring any cities in the areas I'm traveling to are just there to be a jumping off point for the "interesting stuff". For example my most recent trip to the San Francisco bay area- spent very minimal time in the city, most of the time was spent down in the Big Sur area and over at Yosemite National Park.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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I go for the scenery, the sights, and to get away from it all. I hate crowded cities and places full of tourists. The only purpose I have for other people is to screw them over in business.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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It used to be the primary reason I travelled. I went to the West Coast of Canada for the mountains and sea and not much else - that was my first big trip. Then Spain and Portugal also for the sea and hilly landscapes. Now I do it for the food and experience of seeing how other people live and work. I always plan for something scenic though.
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