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Old 10-03-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: on an island
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My dad worked for United Airlines so I grew up traveling quite a bit (but much of it on stand-by!) and I lived in California as well as New York, Colorado being where I came of age, married and raised my family.

Denver was getting crowded and I always missed the beach so now I am in a small town in northeastern Florida.

Our boys have lived overseas for years now (they too seem to have been born with itchy feet) so when we travel, it is usually to visit them.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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We would travel more often, but we live in Hawaii so it's expensive. Every vacation we take is similar to someone on the mainland taking a Hawaii vacation. There is always airfare/rental car and sometimes hotel costs no matter where we go. No packing into the car and driving into the sunset when you live on an island.

We usually take a month or a month and a half each year and go somewhere. The past decade has been Portland, Seattle, cruise to Alaska, Phoenix, a different Alaska cruise, Vancouver, Kansas City, sailing along the East Coast around Newport/Martha's Vineyard area, then this past summer was a month in Colorado/New Mexico. Next year we will be in the southern east coast, probably around Florida. Maybe Australia sometime, dunno, where after Florida. Japan might be interesting or Tahiti.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I was born in NYC and live in Philadelphia.

I always had an insatiable desire to see the world ... to gaze upon magnificent landscapes, climb mountains, stroll through the loveliest gardens, visit the best museums, tour castles, palaces, temples, meet new and interesting people and try unfamiliar and exotic foods. My first trip to Europe was when I was 17 (had already seen parts of the US, Canada, and the Caribbean by then) and I was hooked. By the time I was 21 I had seen 40 of the US states, Mexico, and toured Europe 3 times and visited Turkey and Israel. For four years - '94 through '98 - I was in the Royal Merchant Navy of the UK and sailed around the world ... been through both the Suez and Panama canals.
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:15 AM
 
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Dallas, TX. I don't travel as much as I used to in my younger years, but it's still a fascination.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I grew up in southern California, where both parents worked for Douglas Aircraft. On my bedroom wall was a giant Pan Am route map (showing "Chungking" as the capital of China - that old) and we regularly had pilots and officials from various airlines over for dinner or backyard BBQs. Although we didn't fly much as a family, the thought was imbedded in me from an early age.

Together or singly, my wife and I have lived in greater LA, San Francisco, Portland, Anchorage, Boston, Israel, Scotland, San Diego, Florida. Both of our careers involved extensive travel, mostly domestic but some international. Much of my travel was in the Alaska bush.

Around ten years ago we got addicted to round-the-world air tickets and until about two years ago (stopped due to health reasons but hope to resume later next year) we would do a business-class RTW every other year, bank the (many) frequent flyer miles, and use them for "free" travel during the off-year. Here's an example of one RTW (including positioning trips) we took. If you know the ropes, it can be a very cost-effective way to see a lot of the world, comfortably. If interested, I did a "primer" on RTW travel here.
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm from Florida. I probably wouldn't have traveled as much as I have if my parent didn't have issues but we've moved all around and been all around. I love traveling.
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Old 10-05-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Thanks for sharing! Interesting conversations.
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Northern Ireland
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boring old Northern Ireland.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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I am curious where the regulars on this forum are from. The reason I ask is I am curious if my theory on people in rural areas or in certain states not traveling much is accurate. I live in Wyoming and while people do travel a bit, so many can't seem to fathom doing it for any reason other than seeing family. I'm from Montana originally and the state is romanticized by so many of the residents and a lot don't seem to travel due to this reason. I also have relatives and friends in Iowa whose idea of traveling is the state fair and Minneapolis if they feel exceptionally daring. I'm curious where other travelers here are from and if they've noticed the same things where they live.

I know that not everyone in the states I've mentioned is like this and this is out of curiosity so please don't get offended.
I'm from Orange County, CA (south O.C., to be exact). I try and get away from this bubble of rich suburbia as much as I can.

I love traveling, and wish I can travel more.

I always find some place new around me.. just wish it was more overseas, and not confined to just CA.

Traveling across the U.S. is fun too! I'd love to visit Canada some day, and meet Inuit pepes!
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Originally from (rural) western-ish Austria. Parents loved to travel, so I've seen my fair share of Europe and the US by the time I turned 10. First monthlong InterRail trip with friends at age 16/17, two others followed later on. First trip to Asia right after high school. Now I'm hooked.
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