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Old 10-14-2014, 07:24 AM
 
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Have been to: US, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech, Turkey, Chile, Argentina, Tanzania

Want to visit: Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Morocco, Nepal, Russia, Palau, Spain, South Africa, Saudi Arabia (not sure possible at all), Taiwan
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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Just a note: visit the 12 countries before you turn 30 or 40, you don't want to visit it while old and in a wheelchair. By the age of 40 you should be working on your 12 runner-ups.
I've pretty much been everywhere in the world, many places twice, so now I am just working on the "ehhh, nice to see if I get around to it" list.
What ridiculous advice. I'm into my 50's and still running half marathons. Hardly wheelchair bound. I expect to be quite able to climb the Cupola in St. Peter's or the Castle of San Giovanni in Kotor again when I'm 70.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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What ridiculous advice. I'm into my 50's and still running half marathons. Hardly wheelchair bound. I expect to be quite able to climb the Cupola in St. Peter's or the Castle of San Giovanni in Kotor again when I'm 70.
I am 62 and very fit and so is my husband who is 66. I've climbed up very steep steps and hills at tourist locations and left many 20 somethings in my dust! I anticipate the same level of fitness at 70+. The only thing that will change our travel plans in future is when we can't hire cars which is age 70 with some companies and 75 with others.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Turkey
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Default Best Destinations in the World by TripAdvisor

The Best Destinations in the World by TripAdvisor,

Turkey
Italy
United Kingdom
China
Czech Republic
Morocco
France
Vietnam
Cambodia
Germany
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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Just a note: visit the 12 countries before you turn 30 or 40, you don't want to visit it while old and in a wheelchair. By the age of 40 you should be working on your 12 runner-ups.
I've pretty much been everywhere in the world, many places twice, so now I am just working on the "ehhh, nice to see if I get around to it" list.
You are absolutely right, do it while you still young. Good advice...looks like you're doing really well.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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You are absolutely right, do it while you still young. Good advice...looks like you're doing really well.
Great if you can do it while you're young but once you have kids, everything becomes kid-centred. Plus you have to have enough time off from work.

I'm spending two months in Thailand this winter. Couldn't do that before retirement.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Great if you can do it while you're young but once you have kids, everything becomes kid-centred. Plus you have to have enough time off from work.

I'm spending two months in Thailand this winter. Couldn't do that before retirement.
It isn't all that hard to set life up so that vacations are possible. Any job that cannot do without me for a few weeks each year is the wrong freakin' job. (They need not be consecutive weeks, granted.) Frankly, there is too much to see to start seriously working on travel only after retirement. I plan on visiting well over 100 countries by the time I retire. I do this by visiting two or three each year.

My wife used to suffer from "I need at least a month to visit [fill-in-the-blank]" syndrome. The opportunity cost of this syndrome is never seeming to go anywhere (or getting stuck in a travel rut visiting the familiar all the time).

There is also the problem that some countries are so chaotic that the traveler really has to make hay while the sun shines. Egypt and Syria for example. I'm glad I visited both places years ago when it was still safe to do so. Algeria has never really been safe -- but it was safer when I went there. Do a Google image search for Constantine and Timgad for why anyone would want to go to Algeria.

PS -- Ameriscot, do you live anywhere near Glasgow? I might have a couple specific questions for you.

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Old 10-14-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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My bucket list 12:

South Korea
Japan
Australia
Africa (a few countries)
Russia
Greece
Sweden
Norway
Germany
New Zealand
Belgium
Thailand
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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It isn't all that hard to set life up so that vacations are possible. Any job that cannot do without me for a few weeks each year is the wrong freakin' job. (They need not be consecutive weeks, granted.) Frankly, there is too much to see to start seriously working on travel only after retirement. I plan on visiting well over 100 countries by the time I retire. I do this by visiting two or three each year.

My wife used to suffer from "I need at least a month to visit [fill-in-the-blank]" syndrome. The opportunity cost of this syndrome is never seeming to go anywhere (or getting stuck in a travel rut visiting the familiar all the time).

There is also the problem that some countries are so chaotic that the traveler really has to make hay while the sun shines. Egypt and Syria for example. I'm glad I visited both places years ago when it was still safe to do so. Algeria has never really been safe -- but it was safer when I went there. Do a Google image search for Constantine and Timgad for why anyone would want to go to Algeria.

PS -- Ameriscot, do you live anywhere near Glasgow? I might have a couple specific questions for you.
I'm in Argyll which is west of Glasgow across the water - about 1.5 hours travel. But I go to Glasgow often.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Want to visit: Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Morocco, Nepal, Russia, Palau, Spain, South Africa, Saudi Arabia (not sure possible at all), Taiwan
Serious question -- Why do you want to visit Saudi Arabia?
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