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What Does Your Travel Itinerary Look Like...?

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Just kinda wanted to see what everyone's planned trips/itinerary is in the near future.
5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #43256  
Hello all, Just wanted to see what everyones plans are for the near future...include any planned trips that you are saving for, timetables..etc etc..just thought it would be interesting to see where people are going/gone/ or are now...thanks


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5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #43261  
Hello Greg

I am going to Kyrgyzstan for 9 days in September, Ireland for a few days in October and India for Christmas and New Years Ever.

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5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #43262  
Hey Mell,

Sounds interesting! would love to see india one day also! good luck dont forget to post pics!!!! Reply to this

5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #43263  
I never take photos but I will be sure to have plenty to say about India when I get back.
It will be my second time there.
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5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #43273  
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India is on the top of my list too! Unfortunately, it's not in my immediate travel future. In March I have a conference in South Africa so I will be going there along with hopefully a couple of other countries in Africa. I'm still planning out my itinerary for that but am thinking Botswana and possibly one other country. Depends on how much time we can all get away from work for.

BTW Mel when you say you never take photos, do you mean in India or in general? Just curious :-) Reply to this

5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #43276  
In no particular order yet starting in Ireland then Moscow-Beijing by the trans siberian then thailand cambodia (yes finally Mr M has agreed!!) Vietnam, Malaysia (KL is a must) Japan, Australia, NZ, Nepal so pretty much Asia Oz & NZ, Argentina, Mexico ending up in Canada where we are staying indefinately thanks to having family based there who are willing to sponsor us if we want to stay permanently

We are leaving out europe cos we've seen most of it and its on our doorstep for the future and Africa cos again its close enough to ireland we've seen a bit and tbh not really our cup of tea.

We are in two minds over india - getting conflicting reports though i'd love to see the taj mahal.

15 months to go so this could all change lol Reply to this

5 years ago, July 27th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #43278  
Sounds good Maya and Claire...as for me I'm Going to be leaving for Mexico early 2009 and travel around the Yucatan seeing the sites and study Spanish and Mexican/Mayan Culture for a little while...After that I'd like to travel through central america and do some volunteer work along the way...but haven't fully decided yet if i want to stay in mexico or do that central america trip. Would love to see Guatemala though truthfully...so we'll see i guess....
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5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #43324  

BTW Mel when you say you never take photos, do you mean in India or in general? Just curious :-)



I have never owned a camera. When I do happen to have any photos they are ones which have been given to me by somebody else.
Me and my ex did take a couple of photos with his camrea. The photos just never turned out the way I wanted them to so I dont bother with them anymore. They just dont capture the feeling of being in the place so I keep the memories in my head instead.And they are just more stuff to lose when I am moving house. Travel souvineers either get left behind or a lot of them get lost or broken when moving.
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5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #43325  

We are in two minds over india - getting conflicting reports though i'd love to see the taj mahal.



India is the ultimate travel experience in my opinion. It can burn you out and that for sure, but not to be missed.
If you are around the Taj Mahal next Christmas have a coffee with me.
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5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #43326  

Would love to see Guatemala though....



I want to go back to Guatamala. Last time I was there it was comming out of a civil war so many people were poor and dangerous. I hear it has changed into a much safer place to travel so it is back on my list of places to go. Reply to this

5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #43327  
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Hi, Greg!

Your travel plans sound great, too! I'd really like to travel to Central and/or South America myself some day, but that'll probably have to wait for at least two years, because right now I'm only a few months away from another trip.

My near future travel plans incluce a short visit to Hong Kong & Macau, and from there I'm off to New Zealand for about six months. My plan is to work there for a few months to get a bit of extra cash, but I'm not sure how much time I'll actually spend working because there's just so much to see and do there in NZ, and it would be a shame to go that far and only stay in one area (and work!).

After leaving NZ I'm planning to spend a couple of weeks in the South Pacific (Samoa, French Polynesia) and then to continue my trip to North America for another two months or so.

So far I only have a starting date on my ticket, so I don't really know when I'll come back. I also haven't made any specific timetables, I only have a list of places I think might be interesting to see. Reply to this

5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #43336  
Yea Mel I've heard a lot of good things about Guatemala, plus it would be a great trip to go to Tikal and some of the other sites around...I'm just fascinated with Mayan culture and Latin food so yea I could easily get lost down that way and be happy lol...Bluebell looks like an extensive trip you're taking!!! sounds good! I've ran into more people on here that have/have plans to go to s.e. asia/oceana areas...to be honest i've never really had the urge to go over there..maybe India is about it...but nonetheless sounds like a great trip..best wishes!......Well Mel..as for pictures and me ...yea i'll be taking thousands myself lol!! but everyone is different ya know... Reply to this

5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #43343  
My wife and I are planning to tour Japan for Cherry blossom season (Mar/Apr) next year..

We have a baby due in a couple of months though so we'll see how we handle that before commiting to anything... Not sure what travelling with a 6 month old will be like.

at the moment though we're saving hard to travel long term again, hopefully leaving when the baby reaches 2 yrs old. We're going to sell everything and rent out the house (I'm lucky enough to own it outright), living off the rental income for as long as possible) the plans so far are to train across Europe to Moscow, trans siberian to Beijing, overland all the way to Singapore... then get as long a visa as we can for Indonesia, search for the perfect beach with some quality diving, rent out a shack and stay till visa runs out, then back out for visa run and repeat... and repeat... and repeat!! you get the idea... Once we're bored of the beach life we plan to fly to Perth, buy a 4wd and caravan and tour the whole country hopefully finding somewhere along the way to settle and eventually live!!!

We came back from a 12 month jolly 3 months ago, which was supposed to nip this travelling desire in the bud! HA.... We're more determined than ever to live our lives not work it!!!

After that, who knows!!!

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5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 14 Msg: #43348  
Congrats Mike & Faye!! wow now ya'll sound like me ( selling everything and moving to a foreign country!!!) sounds great..Best of Luck with your adventures!!!!!! Reply to this

5 years ago, July 28th 2008 No: 15 Msg: #43354  

We have a baby due in a couple of months though so we'll see how we handle that before commiting to anything... Not sure what travelling with a 6 month old will be like.



Congratulations! Travelling with a 6 month old can be quite tiring because that is often when they start to crawl. You will be jumping up and down during all the kids waking hours to rescue it from danger and property of others from damage. We travelled a little with ours when she was a baby. Thank goodness my boyfriend was with me so I didnt have to do all the jumping up and down myself.
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5 years ago, July 29th 2008 No: 16 Msg: #43479  
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Does moving 1700 miles to San Diego count as travel? Other than that...due to a new job...I haven't any idea when the next adventure will be.

Mel - Really? No photos? Your brain must work better than mine because my head has a severe leak. The photos are invaluable to me because when I look at them they take me right back to that place and experience. If you want photos of your next trip - all I ask is that you pay all my expenses and I'll be your personal photographer. Sound good to you? Reply to this

5 years ago, July 29th 2008 No: 17 Msg: #43482  
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Marc, you sound like my friends! I have had so many people offer to be my photographer and i think they'd really take me up on it LOL. In fact, i'm trying to move more into travel writing and my friends have all lined up their parts as to who has what job in my "crew" when i travel around and write for a living.... even though that is a long way off, if it ever even happens! Reply to this

5 years ago, July 29th 2008 No: 18 Msg: #43488  

Sound good to you?



UMM! I think I will stick with the old fashioned method of untechnologically aided remembering.

My boyfriend wants to get a digital camera. He is comming to India with me next Christmas so there might be photos of that trip so keep an eye on my profile for those rare photos of Mels travels.

Why do you need a crew to travel around and write for a living Maya. Somebody to carry your typewriter, to take dictation....?
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5 years ago, July 29th 2008 No: 19 Msg: #43521  
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LOL. I don't really, they just all think they can travel for free! One person said he'd be my camera man and it grew from there! Joke's on them though because I'm no where near close to being able to do that yet! Reply to this

5 years ago, July 30th 2008 No: 20 Msg: #43607  
Hi, I'm new to travelblog
We are in the very early stages of planning our big trip to the USA in 2009, most likely in October. We plan on visiting a few states over there. Verrrry excited about traveling as I've only been to one other country (NZ) which was 4 years ago now. My daughter is also excited to go to Disneyland, perhaps I shouldn't have told her just yet, she keeps asking when we are going lol. Reply to this

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