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Old 12-03-2016, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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What does the word "abroad" from the phrase "travelling abroad" mean to you?
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Leaving North America.
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Old 12-03-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Travelling out of your home country.
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd say traveling out of your home country, but I know most people think of it as going out of North America if they live in North America.
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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For some reason, it always brings to my mind "going to Europe". In the old novels, the rich American was always "going abroad" for a honeymoon, "grand tour", vacation, i.e. traveling to England, France, Germany, etc.


My dad always said that "going abroad" only differed from being "shipped overseas" by who was paying for it - LOL.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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For some reason, it always brings to my mind "going to Europe". In the old novels, the rich American was always "going abroad" for a honeymoon, "grand tour", vacation, i.e. traveling to England, France, Germany, etc.


My dad always said that "going abroad" only differed from being "shipped overseas" by who was paying for it - LOL.
I have the same mindset - very 19th century! And even for the English characters, they would refer to traveling abroad to mean visiting the European continent even though England would count as abroad for Americans.

(and your dad is a hoot!)
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Anywhere outside one's home country.

Although I wouldn't personally refer to Canada as "abroad." It's physically closer to me than most states and there's no particular cultural differentiation.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:01 AM
 
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As already written, going anywhere outside your home country.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:08 AM
 
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Leaving North America.
I agree with this.

Traveling abroad carries more just geographically. Driving 2 hours to see a Canadian city is technically abroad, but hardly abroad. Mexico is probably more so.

To me traveling abroad means crossing the Pacific or Atlantic ocean, or to south of Panama.
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:19 AM
 
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Leaving North America.
ditto
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