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July 19, 2016 at 5:59 AM #22046July 19, 2016 at 6:29 AM #799710The-ShovelerParticipant
I am Boring too LOL.
I did have the travel bug when I was younger (and I did do quite a bit of traveling mostly for Biz), but now days I don’t have the urge.
My Wife may force me to travel though so it looks like I am going regardless LOL.
Me I think I could be happy spending retirement just walking on OC and SD beaches a few times a week.July 19, 2016 at 6:47 AM #799712scaredyclassicParticipant
i start to disintegrate outside of a 60 mile radius. i also vastly prefer vanilla ice cream. i thrive on regular routine. i detest travelling or visiting new places unless i can get home the same day. willing to hike or bike new trails.July 19, 2016 at 7:23 AM #799713moneymakerParticipant
Think traveling is really like a bug in that once you start doing it you broaden your perspective and begin to think a little differently. Though always good to return home I find myself thinking about going somewhere else again right after getting home. Not having traveled in a while now it is out of my system and am happy to stay home.July 19, 2016 at 9:47 AM #799722no_such_realityParticipant
I’m bipolar on travel.
I love being new places.
Hate the experience of getting there.
With a elementary age child, the airports are akin to a root canal. SNA airport still literally is bribing passengers off almost any flight. LAX is LAX.
The Train is a pipe dream making air travel look cheap, not to mention timely. Not really interested in going to the grand canyon and having to disembark at 4AM.
Which leaves the car… and California seems to be the land of perpetual traffic jam anywhere were the population exceeds 12.
Next up a ship.July 19, 2016 at 11:45 AM #799724FlyerInHiGuest
I love to travel, but no more standard touristy stuff for me.
I don’t have time now, but in the future I will travel and stay for weeks at a time in Airbnb rental.July 19, 2016 at 2:54 PM #799725
Aren’t they supposed to re-open CLD airport to commercial flights? Yeah, SNA has problems — runway is very short, no space for expansion. So aircraft have to take off light in hot or windy weather. Meaning either a lower pax load, or a lower fuel load and a stop in ONT to refuel.July 19, 2016 at 2:59 PM #799726flyerParticipant
Loved traveling all over when we were younger, but now we most enjoy staying for extended periods of time with friends and family when we travel.
Like many of you, we really enjoy our home and lifestyle in CA, and probably prefer that overall.July 19, 2016 at 4:04 PM #799728XBoxBoyParticipant
Traveling is highly overrated. You have to schlep a bunch of stuff, sit for extended time in a large tin can, and deal with surly airport staff. Alternatively, you can have a wonderful day in San Diego, enjoy the comforts of your own home and end the day in your own bed. Why do I want to go somewhere else and sleep in a bed where who know who has done who knows what?July 19, 2016 at 4:13 PM #799731
Other than when traveling for business with tools/equipment, I haven’t checked a bag in years. Unless I’m going to the Klondike, there will probably be a way to do laundry once a week or so.July 19, 2016 at 4:14 PM #799730
dupe deleteJuly 19, 2016 at 5:04 PM #799733carlsbadworkerParticipant
[quote=flu]Maybe the german autobahn, maybe Switzerland in the winter for some skiing, but how’s that different from say Jackson Hole or Whistler?[/quote]
It’s the culture part. How people live differently around the world and taste different kinds of food. (Ethnic food in US is always Americanized)
[quote=flu]And that it’s probably a good thing that I’m not retired, because I would be bored out of my mind.[/quote]
I agree here. I couldn’t imagine retirement. What is that I want to do years from now that is so important that I shouldn’t do it today?July 19, 2016 at 5:07 PM #799734
(Ethnic food in US is always Americanized)
Not always. But you have to go to an area that’s populated by recent immigrants from $country to get the good stuff.July 19, 2016 at 6:42 PM #799736scaredyclassicParticipant
“alan bennett describes in one of his journals how, during a visit to egypt, he found himself trapped among cohorts of tourists trudging wearily though dusty wastes of sand and rocks under a merciless sun: the famous,site he had come to admire looked merely like a,stone quarry full of sweaty crowds. he wondered if tourism was not like pornography: a desperate search for lost sensations. the fact is, the only impressions that truly register on our sensibilities are accidental–we did not seek them out (let alone book an organised tour!”
simon leys, THE HALLS OF USELESSNESS, P.488.July 19, 2016 at 6:47 PM #799737FlyerInHiGuest
I like to travel because I like steet life and public transport. Outside of NYC America is boring.
Food wise, I like Anthony Bourdain. I like do try out things.
I like to rent people’s homes to get the local experience. But there are downsides. Overseas, people often don’t have central AC.
For physical comfort, I do like my own apartment the best because I have everything arranged the way I like it.
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