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I'd be interested in becoming a digital nomad for a while at some point in the future. Basically I'd spend extended periods of time in a few different locations so I can immerse myself in other cultures, while cutting down on living costs compared to what tourists would usually pay in their travels. If I can make freelance developing work out for me, I could basically work for anyone from any corner of the world so long as I have a laptop and an internet connection.

I would make it a point to learn the language of the place I wanted to stay at first before staying there, which isn't a chore for me since I love languages. Being able to make local friends and eat street food or watch a movie in a different language with them would be far more rewarding an experience than taking selfies of myself with some monument you see everywhere in travel brochures.

There is no "I would like to travel a lot more if I can afford it" option, so I didn't vote.
Same!!!!!
 

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I love traveling and living in different places. I want to see as much of the world as I can and experience all the little differences of cuisine, language, culture, buildings, smells, etc. The only places I definitely wouldn't want to travel to (besides unsafe areas like war zones, of course) are countries where women are treated much differently from men: I have no desire to visit the Middle East, etc.
 

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I mainly travel to get out in the wilderness (or close to it). I live in a city and I really need to get out of it a couple times a year. I've never been attracted to travelling to other large cities/capitals or areas that are traditionally popular amongst tourists. Mainly because I want peace and quiet, and connecting to natural scenery when I travel. So in short, I travel to go hiking or spend time in some hut in the mountains.
 

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Where's the other option: "I have a home, but prefer travelling"?

I came back from three months in India last year, & have missed the place ever since leaving.

When I was in SE Asia the year before, I wanted to hop onto another plane & keep travelling rather than return home.

If I had my druthers, I'd be an explorer, a gypsy or a roaming adventurer.
 

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I enjoy traveling, seeing new places, and having new experiences. I've kind of always wanted to travel the world and wasn't sure how it would happen, but just kind of decided it would. So far I've seen most of the united States, some of Mexico and some of Europe. I also prefer not going to a resort over tourist area but kind of traveling through areas people live in and seeing what normal life is like there. I'm currently living in a different culture with a different language and it was a lot to take in at first, but I think the stolkholm syndrome has kicked in and I love it.
 

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If I were wealthy, I'd travel more. I want to see new places and experience new things. I also want to know I have a safe and comfy home waiting for me when I'm done. My ex and I went to Europe several times because we together could muster up the money to go. Now that I'm alone, I'll probably never get to go again.
 

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Traveling is wonderful! I just love exploring new areas and learning about the culture in it. I'm completely fascinated by the way people live that's different from myself. Plus who doesn't want to view new and exotic views? I really do need to travel more though.
 

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I love traveling and want to do a lot more traveling in a few years when I can retire. But, I have a medical condition that just emerged last weekend that makes it scary. I have always had food allergies. I carry epipens. But since I had a reaction to something that I was never allergic to before, and it caused a spasm around one of my coronary arteries, and I learned that using my epipen can trigger it as well, I am stunned into the realization that eating unfamiliar foods that I cannot validate the ingredients of easily is too great a risk. I will have extensive testing and depending on the results of what those tests say I am allergic to, I may be more comfortable again. I have lived in foreign countries, traveled extensively both solo and with others. My primary desire is to experience ski mountaineering in exotic locations. But I do like exploring old cities as well. I have the travel bug for sure.
 

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I like to travel to places where I can blend in (not always easy) so I can really experience life in another place. In my trips I usually like to walk around without plans and I care little about seeing all the places I "have" to see. I hate touristy, busy, and overpriced places. However, I've been told Paris is worth it. But really it depends on what inspired your trip. If I decide to travel it is because of a good novel in which the main character enjoys her/his city or because of ruins, mommies, or museums.
 

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I put that I have some places I try to visit throughout the year. I don't have the urge to go to places I don't already have some interest in for the sake of seeing them, but I have pinpointed some places I want to visit. IF I had more money, I'd probably travel all over the world. But because I don't, I guess I've just become fixated on a more practical mindset, and only fathom the idea of travelling to places I already suspect I'd enjoy.

Also, I'm kinda clingy in the sense that I would probably never go far without someone I know. So basically, if I couldn't find someone who wanted to go with me to a certain destination, I probably wouldn't. I guess it's a security/stability thing.
 

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I've moved 29 times in the 27 years I've been alive.
Countries I've been to include:
US
Canada
Britain
France
Jordan
Syria
Saudi Arabia
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Bahrain
And Vietnam

US States I've been to:
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Maryland
Michigan
Ohio

.... NEVER had a permanent home and frankly, I never plan to.
Staying in the same place for over a year or two is very suffocating.
I can feel the call of wanderlust and adventure louder and louder the more time goes by.

There are still so many places I want to see before I die...

Greece
Colombia
Chile
Nepal
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
Mongolia
Kenya
Madagascar
Germany

I also want to climb the seven summits and end my life's adventures frozen on the summit of mount Everest.

That should keep me busy for the next 25 years! 😊
 

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So this isn't a hypothetical scenario where you're rich, because we all know you're poor. That said, in your current state, what are your views on traveling? For me, I don't like traveling for the sake of traveling. If I travel, I want to specifically do something. Like go to a convention, sports match, or see someone specifically. Otherwise, I'd rather stay home.
Agreed. The idea of traveling just to see some new place doesn't appeal to me, in which case I'd rather stay home, but I don't mind traveling to do something.
 

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I have very specific views on my travel lol. I hate flying (though haven’t been out of the country so might like to do that someday). And traffic drives me up a friggin wall. So I limit my travel at the moment, but I really like going to National Parks and places away from civilization! Otherwise I’m home spooning with my cat (lol awe =^..^=) and probably reading about faraway places



 

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I absolutely love travelling! I'm that annoying kid that always begged the family to go on a roadtrip of some kind. Thankfully, I live in a family of P's so we'd just drop tools and go on a trip for the weekend, anytime someone would suggest it XD (We literally did that last weekend)

I live in Ireland. I've been to 30 of the 32 counties, north and south of the border. The only two counties that I haven't visited are Donegal and Derry but I have plans for Derry this summer :)

I've travelled to different parts of England, a gazillion times. Mostly because flights are really cheap and I've family there. France, Poland & The Netherlands twice. I also went to The US, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Luxembourg & Austria.

I plan to go to Slovakia this year so that should be fun! :)

Usually, we go on a few tours together at the beginning of the week. The rest of the family would then stay around the beach for the rest of the week while I go around exploring the area or go to the markets, craft fairs etc :)
 

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I'd love to travel without having "my own place" yet I need to finish school first and find out how can I do that without killing myself. And how to mix that with science, misticism and living life to the fullest without wasting it.
 

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I don't know what it's like to have a permanent home.

Luckily, I love to travel and have done a lot of it.
 

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I like to see new places and get to do fun new things. But I hate driving so that tends to keep my travels either short distance locations or with friends who either they are driving or we are using alternative transport (bus, plane, train, etc.). I also like to have 1 person with me as a travel buddy not that we don't go off on our own seperate adventures once we reach destination. It's more for safety and the comfort of having someone there that you know.
 
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