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Old 10-16-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This doesn't sound like a travel issue. It sounds more like a potential relocation issue.

Maybe it's both?

I do like and want to travel more. Maybe if I did more of it I wouldn't want to relocate again so soon. (Maybe...I don't know.)

At the same time I can think of several places I'd like to live for a year or two (Dallas, San Fran, NYC, Miami, somewhere in Mexico) that would obviously require relocation. Obviously getting more travel in during vacation time would be easier than relocating every 2 years unless I can think of a job that allows me to live/work anywhere I want in the country (I'm open to suggestions!)....

I currently work on pharma research trials.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Get a job that pays you to travel.

I was fortunate to have 5 international assignments; 4 with my family in tow. We homeschooled and took lots of 6 - 12 week field trips.

I made it a habit to take a few months without pay every yr.

Book your flights on busy days and take a volunteer bump, so you get free benefits to travel more.

I have a 52 mpg station wagon, as well as a 20 mpg RV. that helps.

As a younger person, I was gone every chance I had on a travel adventure (usually once / month). summers 1/ week.

I have used hospitality guest homes for 25+ yrs... $10/ night worldwide.

Any suggestions on what kind of jobs?

So you worked for companies that let you take unpaid leave annually? I think my job would let me go if I did that. Obviously I need a job that doesn't care where I live/if I move. That, or become an entrepreneur that can work remotely anywhere.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Ahhh, heck, just cut back the family time to 1 week, and use the extra week to travel somwhere tropical

Good luck!
I need to book my holiday travel by next week for December.

This is the first year I'm considering cutting the time home in South Carolina in half, and taking the other half to 'vacation'.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Different strokes, I guess....

Me, if my life goes perfectly for the next 25 years or so I will never lay eyes on a beach. I just don't get it.

My favorite place is where I live. I mean HOME! I've got my favorite things, favorite people, and favorite place right here. But then I never did like vacations........

I traveled when I worked. Covered 49 states and 19 foreign countries. And it was alright, I guess. But THE BEACH? Not me. Never in my life have I enjoyed the beach, not even when I lived in San Diego.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Any suggestions on what kind of jobs?

That, or become an entrepreneur that can work remotely anywhere.
And, if you are successful entrepreneur, plan on working way more hours and days than you currently perform for your employer!
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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And, if you are successful entrepreneur, plan on working way more hours and days than you currently perform for your employer!
I see your point but the little free time you get will be on your schedule and in the location you want.
I would prefer 1 weekeend at a nice location compared to 4 weekends in boring suburbia.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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You are still young enough to make a major location change in your life, move to a place by the ocean.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:22 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Have you considered a home exchange? Not sure whether "Shytown" means Chicago or something else entirely. If it's the Chicago area you might find people who live at a beach, or have a second home at a beach, who'd like a city vacation.

You do have to be comfortable with strangers staying in your house while you're staying in theirs.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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I think renting a room out in your home is possible! I have a friend who did this. She was near a college and either had a student or a pilot renting. Worked out well. I found this site with some great pointers!
wikiHow to Rent a Room in Your House

I've moved a lot and traveled a lot. (not done yet) If you seriously want to save, go for primitive camping at a site with a shower facility. It's all up to you. You can do it!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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1st world woes are sooo depressing.
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