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View Poll Results: Whiich statement applies to you?
I live in Europe, and have visited 1-5 European countries 3 5.08%
6-10 European countries 9 15.25%
11-20 European countries 10 16.95%
More than 20 European countries 7 11.86%
I live in the USA and have visited 1-5 US states 2 3.39%
6-10 US states 2 3.39%
11-20 US states 7 11.86%
More than 20 US states 19 32.20%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Please answer according to whether you live in Europe, or in the USA. This is to determine how much our posters have traveled on their own continent.

If you have visited both regions, use the comments section if you wish. If you do not live in the USA or Europe, please to not participate in the poll.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I don't live in the US but I've visited 16 US states.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I live in the US; I've lived in 7 states, and have driven across the US and up and down the West Coast multiple times.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I live in Europe and have visited 6 European Countries (England, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Austria) and 2 American States (New York, Florida)
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Definitely Europeans. I've been to 12 countries which is seen as not that many. When I went to america the people said how far away Northern Ireland was and how it was a "trip of a lifetime."

To me it isn't that far away a medium distance, I laughed and thought to myself, I travel a third of that distance every year in one holiday. People in the Uk goto NYC for business meetings.
In a few weeks I will travel 1300 miles and thats just a diddle to me.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Lol it is easier to travel in ones own country than a continent!
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I live in the USA and i have visited every state except Alaska.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Definitely Europeans. I've been to 12 countries which is seen as not that many. When I went to america the people said how far away Northern Ireland was and how it was a "trip of a lifetime."

To me it isn't that far away a medium distance, I laughed and thought to myself, I travel a third of that distance every year in one holiday. People in the Uk goto NYC for business meetings.
In a few weeks I will travel 1300 miles and thats just a diddle to me.
Part of the problem is that we don't have any federal or even state guarantees for vacation. Everything is "industry standard," meaning that while most full-time jobs offer you vacation, it's up to their discretion what they give you. A lot of businesses just give you "PTO," or paid time off, which is used for both sick days and vacation. So, if last year, you missed a week of work because of a sprained ankle, missed a day at either end of the year because you had a cold, and had to take a couple days to go to a friend's wedding, well, you may have just cut your vacation this year down to a whopping five days - if you were to fly to another continent and it was a 12 hour flight, you just basically lost two days to traveling, meaning that your epic trip to Thailand just got turned to one day on a beach and a quick breeze through a temple, bookended by navigating traffic in the back of a taxi.

For that matter, you may have used it all up, meaning that you'll just have to try not to get sick and wait till next year.

This is part of the reason that so many Americans never get the chance to go abroad, or if they do, they go to Mexico, the Caribbean, or Canada, places that you can get to in a few hours (I'm like a 1.5 hour flight to Cancun).

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I voted "I live in Europe, and have visited 1-5 European countries" but I am American and have been to 10 US states when I lived there.

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Lol it is easier to travel in ones own country than a continent!
Not necessarily - not when said country is pretty much the same size as said continent. Someone who lived in Rome would be able to travel to Paris much easier than someone who lived in NYC and traveled to LA, which is about three times the distance. Even the border patrol within Europe, which one wouldn't have to deal with when across state lines, should be easy to cross if you have an EU passport.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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jtur, you know better.

Euro: "the US is only one country, dude"
American: "I went from NYC to DC, that's 6 states including VA, that's almost like a road trip all around Europe"
Euro: "no it's not"
American: "sure thing bro, google it up"

Rinse. Repeat.
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