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Old 12-07-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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@ Brian_M,

I think that's what it I for me, the grass looks greener on the other side. I'm leaving next week to visit four states, only two of which are adjacent to each other. I planned this trip months ago. Now that the time is close, I feel about excited as I would going to the local mall, lol.

Speaking of malls, I was excited when I went to Mall of America in MN a few years ago. I liked Minneapolis also.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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With certain cheap European airlines, it's become possible to fly very cheaply abroad. Check out google air frequently. We have recently flown very cheaply on WOW and Norwegian.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:16 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Nope, I appreciate both.
... Next year I'm doing a 6~8 week driving tour, the main goal is to drive the PCH, but there's plenty to do and see between GA and CA/WA/OR.
1) Go North to South along the Left Coast (traffic safety and better views) If a 'round-trip' ... do the Cascade Range Northbound (or do the 'cross OR and WA 'ADV' ride'!)
2) As usual in popular areas... early mornings and evenings have less traffic. (use you time wisely)
3) Bring a motorcycle for the CA portion of the route (Or buy a cheap one in Arcadia / Crescent City and ship it home or sell in San Diego.)
4) If possible take the inland 'best ride in CA' between redwoods and Lassen NP
5) In SF we often stay at Ft Mason Hostel (free parking, good location, great 'weird' travelers to meet and learn from)

Have a blast, it is a great trip.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:28 PM
 
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Nothing but endless boring places.
You must not get out much.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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Been to London recently? Or Switzerland?
Nothing like spending $20 on a sandwich at Pret a Manger because it's the cheapest option for lunch
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Been to London recently? Or Switzerland?
Not in recent years. I have been to Europe four times. The first time was in the '70s when I traveled there just by relying on Fodor's "$10 a day in Europe". People were super friendly back then. A Swiss lady took me home when I was at Zurich airport running out of money.

Last time was 2005 in Northern Europe. Still remembered when I was on board the overnight cruise ship from Stockholm to Helsinki, dozens of seagulls came down to eat the bread on my palm when we were on the top deck.

Recently I hesitated to go because of all those terrorist killings and the crime targeting at tourist, especially in Paris.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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One particular reason I don't like traveling much in the 48 States is that it is becoming more and more tiring and stressful.

I found it harder and harder to navigate through the web of highways in most cities, especially those around the airports. Even though GPS is helpful, for numerous times I have missed the exits.

And compared with those in Hawaii and Canada, the drivers in the 48 States are crazy. So many drive over 80 mph on freeway.

In Europe, Japan, Korea and even China nowadays, travel is very much less stressful and very convenient. Just hop on a high speed train and it can take you to a far distant destination in a short time.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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With certain cheap European airlines, it's become possible to fly very cheaply abroad. Check out google air frequently. We have recently flown very cheaply on WOW and Norwegian.
And it's not just the low cost carriers. Emirates often offer deals to Europe (Milan and Athens) from New York for less than $400 a person.

The key is just getting to Europe a cheaply as possible, once there you can often get to other countries very cheaply either by train or other airlines within Europe.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I'm beginning to feel that way. US citizen here and I've fallen in love with Europe, the UK to be more specific. All my current travel interests are countries in Europe, Canada, Asia, Israel, or South America in the near future. The downside is that it's so expensive to travel abroad and that hinders where I can visit and how long I'll can stay.

Here at home, I've been to every state except Hawaii (I consider that traveling abroad), many of them SEVERAL times a year. Due to my work, almost all of my travel is business related. I usually live in 2-3 states per year and I drive so I've see a lot of places in a lot of states.

There are only a few cities left that I'm interested in visiting again: Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, Sante Fe, New Orleans, Miami (will be 1st time), and Bangor Maine (will be 1st time). That's it. I'll probably have visited all of these cities by this time next year, God willing.

Other than that, domestic travel is beginning to bore me but the thought of traveling abroad excites me! But it's so expensive to fly abroad.

Does anyone else feel this way? Or, do you still get excited about traveling domestically?
No, my wife and I (both retired) do a mixture of both. We travel in Europe (home is Denmark) 2-3 times a year and then take a long trip to the US in the late Spring or early fall. Last year we drove the coast from WA to Mendocino-Wine Country-Yosemite-Thousand Oaks/Malibu for about a month in a rental car. Next year, who knows, maybe NY State-New England, MA (my birthplace), VT, NH, ME-Maritime Provinces, not necessarily in that order? There's always something new to see, even if I have been there before, seen through new eyes.

Given that I lived in the US and travelled a lot on my jobs (many places, coast to coast/North to South) until I was 53, it's hard for me to know the difference between domestic and foreign travel, except that it costs a lot more to fly over the Atlantic!
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Actually travel abroad is cheaper than traveling in America. Any country in the western world will be expensive. You either go 3rd world or you pay for it.
To a point I agree, but airfare can still be horrendous. Once you get there it's not so bad price wise.
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