Which city turned you into a traveler?

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    Jun 14, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    There is always a story behind every traveler, so the question is which city made you fall in love with travel?

    Mine was the great Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico. I was very young, and instantly knew I had to see the world.
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Rome/Venice/Florence trip.
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    I was always traveling with my family, cuz they also live spread out all over the world and move alot, like myself.. so I think its just in the blood
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    Busan
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Sydney was my first overseas trip without family. I went alone in 1991 and it was awesome, being that I had to fend for myself, and it was also one of the hot spots for international backpacking/youth hosteling, and the starting point of a massive cross-country party. icon_smile.gif Since then, I made a career out of traveling and I love going to places that are totally different from where I come from, regardless if its a desert, a forest, a small village, a huge city, a farm or a factory, etc.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    Since I only have traveled to cities in the USA (going to Europe next month), I only have USA cities to choose from. So if I had to choose a city that made me a traveler it would probably be........

    Los Angeles (I know cliche) or Park City, Utah

    ^ but...I have always been obsessed with traveling so a visit didn't motivate me to explore the world.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    London and Paris.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    my hometown of New Orleans! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    I guess living in Jersey City and knowing/exploring all the best NYC vantage points for my photography has inspired me to travel all sorts of urban wonders.

    Toronto was awesome for that too. From where I've been.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Helsinki for me. Beautiful city, great food, and a whole lot of hot blonds....
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    My hometown. I wanted to get the fuck out bad. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    xsocalguy8x saidLondon and Paris.


    My first European trip actually included these two cities. I instantly became one of those obsessive individuals that adore everything about Paris. I have visited the city twice now, and would love to visit again sometime in the not so distant future.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    BP201 saidI guess living in Jersey City and knowing/exploring all the best NYC vantage points for my photography has inspired me to travel all sorts of urban wonders.

    Toronto was awesome for that too. From where I've been.


    I grew up in New Jersey and I explored Jersey City and Hoboken the last time I was in New York. Boy has JC improved since I was a kid.

    I took hundreds of photos of Manhattan from Hoboken, JC and Union City the last time I was up there.
  • vintovka

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    I traveled a fair amount as a young man and saw some amazing places. Still, I didn't really have a very strong "wanderlust" until after a long travel hiatus I took a solo trip to Israel, which completely got me hooked on travel again. So I would have to say it was Jerusalem--my only regret is that I did not give myself more time on that trip--it would have been nice to go to Petra and other places in the region.
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidWhen I was a kid growing up in Detroit, we took a road trip back to see my dad's people who were still living then in Montreal.

    I totally fell in love with Montreal and traveling.


    I've heard nothing but great things about Montreal. I need to get myself out there asap!
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    My family did road trips to California & into Mexico every year when I was a kid.

    Started travelling as an adult as soon as my finances allowed me to.
    Favourite places:
    Indonesia (Bali, Banda Islands, Sorong area, Wamenia)
    San Francisco
    New York City
    Byron Bay

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    Jun 14, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    I've always loved traveling and I went back and forth to Budapest, Hungary when I was very young a few times to visit family, both in the city and at farms. Seeing the contrasts between the US and Budapest must've gotten me hooked on traveling.

    And if I wasn't already hooked from that, Beijing sure did the trick! Amazing city!
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    world24 said... the question is which city made you fall in love with travel?.
    None of them. Miami is where I started a job that makes me travel. The more I travel, the more I hate it. No place compares to Miami. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    Florence, Italy...the most amazing city I've ever been to.
  • calibro

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    Jun 14, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    i was always a traveler... it was just something i expected out of life
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    7Famark saidFlorence, Italy...the most amazing city I've ever been to.
    Never been there, but met plenty of guys from there who say it fucking sucks. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    Fort Lauderdale to New York City to Tokyo to Hong Kong to Beijing to Shanghai and back in 1986. I was 21 at the time.

    I also gained entrance to the "Mile High Club" on the NY to Narita flight...with one of the flight attendants.
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    7Famark saidFlorence, Italy...the most amazing city I've ever been to.
    Never been there, but met plenty of guys from there who say it fucking sucks. icon_lol.gif


    K....thanks for your opinion/comment, Paul.
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    Has yet to happen.
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    Jun 14, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    I would say my interest in traveling began when I was 5 years old when I went on a road trip from Rota, Cádiz to Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha. It was the first time I had ever left my hometown and the first time I noticed people spoke Spanish with a different and terrible accent, haha.