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08 August 2009 @ 08:28 pm
 
I wonder how much money I would need to save up to be able to take a year off and travel the world.
 
 
 
Cirdancirdan_havens on August 9th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
o_O I suppose it would help if you could rent out the place for the year to cover the mortgage.
Sandpanthersandpanther on August 9th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Ah! Rent! What a brilliant plan!
z107mz107m on August 9th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
it depends on where you intend to travel, right?
Sandpanthersandpanther on August 9th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Expensive places, alas. The thought started with deciding that I want to see a castle in France, then expanded to thinking about all the other places in France I want to see. Then it just grew. Paris, Monte Carlo, drive the Nurburgring since it's close by, and while I'm at it hit up the Autobahn. Go across on the Chunnel and see Westminster Abbey this time, dammit, and the rest of London while I'm at it. Heck, see parts of the UK that don't involve cars. (Or even parts that do, but let's not forget all the antiquities. Though perhaps not Southampton, since I have actually seen it before.) Go to Finland for the Thousand Lakes Rally and Amsterdam, just because I hear it's cool. Venture down into Italy and Greece, go to the Oracle at Delphi. But why stop at Europe? I want to see Machu Picchu and the Great Wall, visit New Zealand (it looks so beautiful from all I've seen), and Singapore. Poke around Australia while I'm in the neighborhood. And while I'm at it, see my own country. Go to the Grand Canyon and Brice Canyon. See the Rockies, since I didn't get out there when taeriel was living there and maybe even take 285 south down to New Mexico. Visit Maine with the fall color before October 15. Go to D.C. and Philadelphia and Boston and visit my grandfather in Arlington. Go up to Niagara Falls and on to Toronto. And that's just a start off the top of my head.

For all that some people think me well-traveled, those who actually travel know better, and it's starting to gnaw at me like an unfed goose. And I'm hitting that point in life where I'm beginning to think that if I want to do all this perhaps I should start getting a move on.


*sigh* Like that's going to happen. But it's nice to dream. And dreaming at least produces interesting strange facts. And there you have it.
z107mz107m on August 9th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
It sounds cool to travel for a year, but I dunno, I get tired of the itinerant life after about a month. There's no real need to do it all in a year, is there?
With tourism down, even in Europe, hotels and travel packages are heavily discounted and tempting of late...

As for DC, Philadelphia, and Boston, let me know when you might want to hop over. Granted RI is still here, Boston is less than an hour from Providence, and Baltimore/D.C. is a very cheap, one hour Southwest commuter flight. I've been wanting to check out parts of the East Coast and would be happy to split the travel costs if you can tolerate a deranged art historian for a travel companion.
puddlemizutamari on August 9th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Also depends on if you would like independent transportation or if you plan on walking...
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