Traveling abroad.




 
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Boots
 
March 30th, 2015  
Kesse81
 

Topic: Traveling abroad.


Most Europeans that I know has traveled widely in the World and by that I mean outside Europe.
But most Americans I have had contact with have never been outside the US - why ?, Is it too expensive to travel outside of the US or is it because of the distance to the other countries?
March 30th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kesse81
Most Europeans that I know has traveled widely in the World and by that I mean outside Europe.
But most Americans I have had contact with have never been outside the US - why ?, Is it too expensive to travel outside of the US or is it because of the distance to the other countries?
I have asked Americans that question too and the reply was; "we don't need to leave the US for vacations, we have Florida in the east and California/Hawaii in the west". If they want to hunt/fish/hike they have Alaska and the Rockies. United States is so big that I don't view it as a country, it's a continent with almost all climates
March 30th, 2015  
Kesse81
 
When I travel, my purpose is to experience other cultures and see historical sites.
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March 30th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kesse81
When I travel, my purpose is to experience other cultures and see historical sites.
What the US may lacking when it comes to cultural sites (palaces, ruins, art etc) they compensate it with having an astonishing nature. Their national parks are amazing. The Scab Lands, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Denali, and many others.
March 30th, 2015  
Kesse81
 
So you think that Americans donīt feel a need to see the World.
March 30th, 2015  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kesse81
So you think that Americans donīt feel a need to see the World.
Some do and if they want to experience something similar as how the Europeans are experiencing Thailand, the Americans have the Caribbeans.
March 30th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kesse81
When I travel, my purpose is to experience other cultures and see historical sites.
I think this is the difference between us and the US, my primary reason for travel is exactly the same as you to meet other people, learn about their culture and history where as the wife has less interest in that aspect and travels for totally different reasons that I can't quite understand.

So while I like going to more adventurous parts of the world to see odd things like Petra, Machu Picchu, Halong Bay or Angkor Wat she is happier in a resort and visiting museums and malls in capital cities.

I really think it is a different set of priorities that divide us.

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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
What the US may lacking when it comes to cultural sites (palaces, ruins, art etc) they compensate it with having an astonishing nature. Their national parks are amazing. The Scab Lands, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Denali, and many others.
I completely agree, the national parks, museums and general tourist locations around the USA are second to none in their amenities and access which does reduce the need or perhaps desire to leave the country and given that it is a huge country with diverse climate there is something for everyone which can also reduce the hassles of international travel.
March 31st, 2015  
tetvet
 
I've been all over the far east enjoyed some enjoyed the U.S, better .
March 31st, 2015  
Elembe
 
 
We travelled to Alaska so our kids could see snow, India so they could experience a true culture shock, Connecticut for Halloween, Dallas was different, Aruba for turtles, Costa Rica for the Sloths, Panama just to see a ship go through the canal, Done New York loved the old buildings, Washington and a few places in Florida, San Francisco was amazing and not what i expected, have done Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Kuala Lumper, Singapore, and NZ and London, Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria all very pretty, Vancouver was cold. Plenty of other countries not mentioned. My eldest son took his first steps in as Vegas.
I think part of travel is the interaction with local people, being in Russia and trying to be understood is fun, Tokyo very clean and safe and once again being understood was hit and miss however so enjoyable.

However at the end of the day nothing is better than flying home. If you ever get to LA Zoo go to the kangaroo exhibit as this reminded us of home the smell of eucalyptus is Australia. There we were in a foreign land and it smelt of home that will always stay with me.
March 31st, 2015  
JOC
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
I have asked Americans that question too and the reply was; "we don't need to leave the US for vacations, we have Florida in the east and California/Hawaii in the west". If they want to hunt/fish/hike they have Alaska and the Rockies. United States is so big that I don't view it as a country, it's a continent with almost all climates
I agree with 13, I travel to see the wonders of the natural world in the US and Canada. This summer we re going to sub-artic Canada again a wonderful place. Although I've found Italy and Germany to be wonderful places for holiday especially the food.
 


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