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Hey /trv/, first time poster here.
I've had a job for a few months that has opened up some pretty awesome doors for me in terms of finance. I just got told I was getting the last week and a half of this month paid off, so I'm free to do whatever. I've never been outside the USA aside from going to Canada once, and I wanna leave this continent and go somewhere. Trouble is, I'm so overwhelmed by all the possibilities that I'm having a hard time picking where I wanna go. Money isn't (too much) of an issue but I'd like to spend less than like 2500 dollars total. I'm 22 years old and have no attachments in terms of a significant other. I've spent a lot of my time camping and hiking, so I'm not looking to go to tourist traps and hang out in a fancy hotel my entire time. I'd rather check out cool bars and hang with the locals as much as possible and have a good time drinking, fighting, or fucking.
What would you guys suggest for a first timer? Europe seems fun, but I also like the idea of Asia or even New Zealand. It's hard to choose.
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I just got invited to my buddy's bachelor party in Nashville. I haven't been before, and the flight's gonna be pretty expensive from out here in Vegas.
My question is - how big is Nashville, and what area should I be looking for in a hotel? Like, if I'm not directly downtown, am I going to be far away from the cool shit? Would it make sense to stay in a cheaper place and take a cab/Uber/some other transportation to the places we'll be partying?
Also accepting hotel recommendations. I'm splitting with 3-6 of my college best friends, so looking for something spacious but midrange.
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In June I'm traveling to the States for a month. I was planning to start from San Fransisco and travel by Greyhound to Jacksonville. I have family living in San Fransisco, Las Vegas, Austin, Nashville and Jacksonville, so I'll have a place to stay there.
Can you give me any advice on what to do, what to beware of on my route, what I should add on my route? I'm thinking about fitting New Orleans in there if I have some time left.
Is it possible to visit Yosemite and Sequoia without a car?
Any advice would be more than welcome
Massive, Massive Roadtrip
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Hey, /trv/, I have something big coming up. I currently live in Saratoga Springs, NY and just got orders to my new permanent duty station in Bremerton, WA. I'm headed home to Florida on the 21st, spending around a week there, picking up a friend then I have until April 20th to report in at Bremerton. I started a little with roadtrippers, but have no other ideas than New Orleans, Vegas, San Diego, L.A., and Portland. Sky's the limit, tons a bonus pay coming in soon. plz halp.
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I'm sorry if this is a common question on this thread, but I don't know where to really get started.
I've previously traveled to Europe on a high school graduation tour. With that, all meals, flights, and everything else were handled by the companies themselves. I extended my tour a week to meet some distant relatives in Finland, but the company still paid for that extension.
Now, my distant family has contacted us, and they've offered to let my sister visit if she covers air-fare and they'll cover the rest. I think it's a great opportunity, but I don't know how to even start looking for cheaper tickets. My mother and I are welcome to come too, but we're focused more on getting her over there as she's never gotten to travel abroad.
Since the company I traveled with handled it last time, I don't know in the slightest where to start looking for cheaper flights. She'd be flying out of Seattle or Spokane, whichever is cheapest. Are there any pointers to find flights that are cheaper? Sites, providers, packages, or anything?
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Do you regret traveling so much?
Has traveling made you bad or physically sick?
Well, Im asking because something inside me is starting to regret the 6 years of hardcore traveling. Maybe I shouldnt been gone for so long. I mean, the time was great, i earned a lot of money as a teacher, translator, logistics manager. Hell, i even lived the hedonist dream: found an outdoor gym at some beach, bought a tent and started living on that beach. every morning i went fishing, had a breakfast of mussels and crabs, then had a workout and some swimming practice.
but, honestly, the downside of all this is the fact that i really didnt develop, all my friends are rich and bald now, have a family and a nice home. and i cant even find a decent job, all this freedom made me hate any authority. besides this i have nothing to show potential employers, all my past jobs were on a freelance basis without any contracts.
and theres a bigger problem: i cant emotionally commit myself to a lasting relationship, simply because i still have the traveler mentality; that everyone in my life will soon disappear and we will never contact each others but on birthdays.
And, last but not least i got a heart attack due to excessive partying last year. Feels bad.
Though I am sure everything will be alright in the end, i still regret so much.
What about you, do you think there were some things you better have not done?