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Joined: 7/6/2005
Msg: 35
What type of traveller are you?Page 2 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
Places I would never go on vacation are:

Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico off the top of my head.

If I was going to the Caribbean, I'd go to one of the Dutch Islands (St. Maarten, Aruba, Curacao) or maybe the US Virgin Islands.

It really depends what you like though. In Jamaica and Mexico you will get hassled non stop anywhere you go (you want taxi? weed? coke? girls? boys? silver?) and they will undoubtedly try to overcharge you for everything you could imagine.

The Bahamas are just sketchy. All resorts, or places you don't want to be when it is dark.

But, everyone is different.
Joined: 5/31/2005
Msg: 36
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Posted: 8/5/2006 3:47:55 PM
I know--you didn't ask me, but I'll chime in anyway!

In my book, no sane woman would go to South Korea. (Or man, however they tend to overlook sanity issues with men; oh hell, they tend to overlook ANYTHING re: men!!)

I know, I touted my adaptability, but Korea strained my limits. It exceeded my bounds.

It sucked. Fortunately, I went there to teach English and not on a vacation.

(Every other place I've been to has been lovely, though.)
Joined: 7/6/2005
Msg: 37
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Posted: 8/8/2006 3:27:46 PM
It depends where you go or what you want to do. I know people that have gone to resorts in Jamaica and had a great time, but I'm not really into that kind of thing.

Also, I was in Ocho Rios when I went there, it's a dump. Might have skewed my perspective.

Most of the Caribbean is poor. It's nothing like you think it will be if you've never been there.
 fire n ice
Joined: 8/9/2006
Msg: 38
What type of traveller are you?
Posted: 8/13/2006 5:53:51 AM
Long stretch
No agenda
Joined: 3/8/2006
Msg: 39
What type of traveller are you?
Posted: 8/13/2006 2:55:21 PM
I've done just about everything except stay in a luxury hotel for a while. I'm looking for a sugar mamma to help me check that box!

I prefer to go somewhere for four-five days and stay somewhere nice- not a roach motel and not a place with a doorman. Somewhere firmly implanted in the middle with a bunch of little extras- wireless internet, a maid that shows up once a day (you'd take that for granted, but it doesn't always happen), complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour kitchen/restaurant is nice but not required.

Sometimes, I like to just go camping for the weekend. My standards mentioned above go out the window for a couple days of roughing it.
 Exploring Sudbury
Joined: 5/26/2006
Msg: 41
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Posted: 8/14/2006 3:44:39 PM
If it won't fit in a back pack I probalby don't need it. I travel light. Besides, you can always buy clean underwear!
Joined: 5/30/2006
Msg: 42
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Posted: 8/19/2006 7:12:14 AM
I like to travel for a week or so to somewhere warm ex. Mexico for a vacation to get away from the city.
What type of traveller are you?
Posted: 8/20/2006 4:24:27 PM
Less developed, southern, medium budget.

Less developed: I just hate fake things, and things less-developed areas are more down-to-earth.

Southern: I like warm weather.

Medium Budget: I like the challenge of seeing what accomodations I can come up with that are a little off the beaten path. Once in Mexico, stayed in a REALLY cheap, older motel for about $10 one night, in the state of Nayarit. Looked JUST like something from a Clint Eastwood movie, I kid you not. Stone walls, stone floors, stone shower, stone toilet, HUGE wooden door with some kind of ring clasp. TOO totally cool. No hot water, and I did my laundry with a mexican lady in the enclosed courtyard on a stone washstand BY HAND, lol!! And hung it out on lines, still there in the courtyard. I was euphoric. LOVED loved loved that place.
Joined: 7/6/2006
Msg: 44
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Posted: 8/21/2006 8:23:40 PM
Hello, i am a travler that goes all over the untied states,, i have been to all 48, east to west, north to south and in between, i drive a truck and have seen a lot of the u.s.a, i enjoy almost everthing i have seen, there is a lot to learn out there, have heard scames about it all. i need this i need that , but most of all i love going to the west coast!!!! i drive a truck so i get to go to a lot of places...
Joined: 7/24/2006
Msg: 45
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Posted: 8/25/2006 4:34:18 PM
I used to check out the last minutes and the all inclusives until I discovered scuba diving . Now i check out the air only last minutes to scuba diving destinations such as Bay Islands of Roatan Honduras , Belize, Cozumel, Bonaire , remote parts of Cuba , San Andres Columbia and stay in beach cottages. Shop at the local grocery , drink at the local watering holes and practice my poor spanish. I wish i could travel for longer durations than 2 weeks but my business back home would suffer and we all know it takes money to play .
Joined: 2/11/2006
Msg: 46
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Posted: 8/27/2006 11:32:55 AM
I guess one would describe me as a real stay-at-home traveller. I always sail my own boat and stay on it wherever I go. Needless to say, everywhere I go is accessable to the oceans. Usually visas are not expensive and are good for 6 months so that's about my stay. I can return in the future, usually after about a 6 month absence. It's cheap as there are no lodging expenses. I eat the local food, drink the local drinks, and mingle with the local cultures, learn the language. Avoid the touristy stuff. Just don't have any problems. Oh, and I'm usually gone for several years. Plan on leaving again in the spring. I'm thinking Greece sounds good for next summer! The summer after that maybe the South Pacific.
Joined: 9/27/2006
Msg: 47
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Posted: 10/6/2006 2:17:46 PM
my next sailboat will tell me what kind of traveller i am.the first one didnt sink so i guess i was doing

sailing has a nordic qwality to it.
Joined: 7/9/2006
Msg: 48
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Posted: 10/8/2006 6:48:01 PM
I'm the Extraordinary Ordinary working woman still paying off Student Loans kind of traveller. In other years, I was too afraid to travel outside the country alone because I don't have a great support system in case of emergencies. But, I've done a few weekend getawasys relatively to home an usually stay in neighborhood motel for $30 - $50 a night. Sometimes, there have been hookers next door but most times they're just modest abodes. I'm only there to sleep safely and shower cleanly (I don't unpack). But, I like to drive most places (or rent a car) because I don't want to only see the tourist areas. I much prefer the local Mom-n-Pop diners where I can meet and talk with locals and find the off-the-beaten-path adventures. I've been to some kinda scary neighborhoods but I can honestly say that I've never had anything 'criminal' happen to me while vacationing. That's why I took the plunge and went to Cancun alone earlier this year.

Mexico was absolutely great, stayed in another modest hotel, took the bus for $.65 each way. At the local food in the outdoor food courts and drank the juices (and didn't get sick!!). I even found romance! I had a little problem getting a local TimeShare company to honor the Outdoor Park ticket I bought. But, I reverted to true Detroit Chick-mode (a couple of well-placed M&*&therF(#%'ers, the words "La Policia Federales") and the problem was handled 'with the quickness'.

Since, then I've been to Niagara Falls and down to Florida (btwn Sarasota and Ft. Meyers) and even I drove across the Everglades to Miami (to eat at Emeril's restaurant). I spent $78 for lunch there, left and got a Cuban carryout for $10 that was far superior!

But, it's been a good travel year for me and I'm very happy for the experience. Next trip: Puerto Rico in Mar/Apr '07.
Joined: 8/14/2006
Msg: 49
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Posted: 10/10/2006 12:06:10 AM
Dear sir/madam

Why dont you come to rep, of maldives. Just visit see the beauty of islands.

I am here to help you.

Best regards

Ibrahim adam
00960 7746882
Joined: 8/14/2006
Msg: 50
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Posted: 10/10/2006 12:09:25 AM
Dear sir/madam

you can come to rep, of Maldives. Maldives is island state and the temperature is very good. If you interetested to come p/s contact me. you can mail me ibooo_is at

Best regards

Ibrahim adam
Rep, of Maldives
00960 7746882
Joined: 9/6/2006
Msg: 51
Short trips
Posted: 10/10/2006 6:52:58 AM
Short trips. Depends on where I am going.
Joined: 10/1/2006
Msg: 52
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Posted: 10/15/2006 3:01:16 PM
this is me

still not verly patient when i travel
especially on short trips

but im working on it
Joined: 5/18/2006
Msg: 53
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Posted: 11/10/2006 2:31:12 AM
I am a long trip traveller and have been everywhere except America. To travel is a great adventure specially when you know several languages, then you can communicate with people in their own languages, learn a lot and find many friends. You feel more alive than ever., yeah!
Joined: 6/3/2011
Msg: 54
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Posted: 12/21/2012 6:17:00 PM
I have been traveling for three years with nothing but my backpack and a dog. I have stayed in the continental US because there is so much to see on this continent why would I want to go anywhere else. I hitchhike and ride trains . I have a minuscule budget.
Joined: 4/25/2011
Msg: 55
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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:33:40 PM
Wherever the dart lands is where I will visit. I travel alot because I can right now so I am going to enjoy it, all sorts of different things from foodie, culture to extreme adventure (just got back from New Zealand and it's def for adrenaline junkies who appreciate amazing scenery). Not really into backpacking but will do a group tour. I kind of prefer doing my own thing and planning everything out myself. When I am with someone then it's nice to have a travel buddy, otherwise I am ok going solo...that can be nice also and you meet so many people along the way!
Joined: 8/3/2006
Msg: 56
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:43:26 AM
When I travel, I like to stay in nice places. Call whatever you want. Sure a bit spoiled. I like the privacy of my own suite, own shower, and sleeping area. Private hostels are very nice. Been to a few in the south of France that were amazing. Done the hostel think in the past, not my thing now. More towards the private condo or upscale hotel with pool. I just want to be somewhere where I feel comfortable and relaxed. Whether its just me or whoever I'm with.
Joined: 1/8/2013
Msg: 57
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Posted: 1/17/2013 6:15:11 PM
I hear you man. Sailing is the way to go. I am leaving in October this year for my first circumnavigation. Will be sailing my Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 (pics on my profile).
There are 193 countries registered with the UN of which only 44 are not accessible by sea.
Joined: 11/19/2008
Msg: 58
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Posted: 1/18/2013 3:14:08 PM
The fun
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 59
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Posted: 1/20/2013 11:34:34 PM
I am the long term type traveler. A month is generally my minimum, though if I drive locally I have gone as short as a few weeks. I mostly go unplanned Vs having a plan, generally I go where it looks interesting and leave when it gets boring.

I just got back from 10 weeks in SE Asia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia.

I have traveled on both a large budget and a very small budget, just depends on my free cash flow and my mood. In general I think a moderate budget works best, hotels at the high end places are boring / overpriced and the lowest end are dirty with no conveniences and noise /smells.

This time I was spending a lot of money on medical tourism and spent 75 days there, so I went cheap on hotels, $12 - $17, once as high as $40. I could have gotten down to $8 for a hotel without aircon and only a fan. Sometimes free if I am staying with friends.

Travel between countries, $10 - $17 on a bus or van, meals $1.50 - $3.00 for local food, but it varies depending how where you are and how much time you have to find a good local place. Most often I can find something like a really good Pho soup place or noodle soup with crispy pork place, or catfish green mango salad takeout for $1.20. Very tasty food.

The last few years I have been exploring SE Asia, but 20 years ago I used to spend a month in Europe, in Salzburg I stayed at a mountain top castle that was quite expensive, and we had a $500 (each) Christmas dinner, a 12 course dinner, followed by children singing Christmas carols while the guests on a balcony sipped hot cider. During that period of time I spent a month in Alaska, my bother and I spent one week rafting down a remote glacier river, we were by ourselves.

I always travel without much of a plan, seldom know where I will be staying or how long, rarely make reservations, I never have traveled in a tour, the closest I had come to that sort of traveling was when I took a Caribbean cruise. I did take a 2 day junk cruise in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, but I decided to do that 1 day in advance, I hadn't heard of Ha Long Bay before I arrived in Hanoi.

I have been thinking I should plan out my next travel adventure in more detail and have a schedule, that would be a big difference.
Joined: 11/19/2008
Msg: 60
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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:23:42 PM
I lived in Mexico for 7 yrs and now its time for a new adventure!
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