Have you traveled outside your own country in the past year?

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    Sep 01, 2016 1:04 AM GMT
    How often do you travel outside your country?
  • Import

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    Sep 01, 2016 1:08 AM GMT
    Yup was in Italy in May and june.
    I try and get out of the country as much as possible, but it doesn't happen nearly as much as I'd like.
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    Sep 01, 2016 1:58 AM GMT
    2 or 3 trips a year
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    Sep 01, 2016 2:23 AM GMT
    I'm aiming for once a year, on average, but it all depends on friends' schedules and the ol' wallet. Was in Canada earlier this month and might be in the Caribbean before year's end.
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    Sep 01, 2016 3:25 AM GMT
    Typically one big trip per year, sometimes two.

    I just got home from Rio, was there for the entire Olympic Games - an incredible trip!

    And I never saw a single mosquito...
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    Sep 01, 2016 2:22 PM GMT
    With the exception of you guys above, RJ users don't seem to travel much.
    I think this answers why the travel forums generally get very few responses.
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    Sep 01, 2016 3:13 PM GMT
    Spend my summers in Vancouver, BC every year. In the last year also took cruise from London around parts of northern Europe ending in Copenhagen and an all gay cruise on Royal Clipper out of Venice down the Dalmatian Coast and back. Try to take at least one major cruise or other trip every winter. Always makes me appreciate home in Palm Springs when I return.
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    Sep 01, 2016 3:13 PM GMT
    Ya, twice or three times if you count Hawaii, which seems like another country. That's about normal for us though it may be more or less depending on my partner's work. Ireland, Northern Ireland, both of which are amazing, Amsterdam, three of the islands of Hawaii. I guess that's three plus Hawaii.
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    Sep 01, 2016 3:38 PM GMT
    we thought of a UK vacation but likely use the money for moving back into town.
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    Sep 01, 2016 4:15 PM GMT
    Most of my travel is work related but I get to add on fun days.
    Since January 2016, I spent 3 weeks in Tokyo
    4 weeks in Buenos Aires
    3 weeks in London
    3 weeks in Hamburg
    4 weeks in Mexico City(too long)

    Saturday I leave for Glasgow, Scotland.
    This will be followed by work in Grasse, France
    Milan and Berlin.
    In November I'm going to Sydney and Melbourne.

    I love every minute but I'm also glad to be back in my own beautiful city of Charleston, for the best food in the world!
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    Sep 01, 2016 9:34 PM GMT
    I grew up as an 'airline brat' (child of airline people). I've been to 123 countries to date. That's way too much travel - trust me! Many great countries, and many I don't need to ever see again. Some I like to return to - over & over. Sometimes it's good to just stay home & be with friends. There is such a thing as being sick of traveling.
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    Sep 01, 2016 9:48 PM GMT
    TimTheThird saidWith the exception of you guys above, RJ users don't seem to travel much.
    I think this answers why the travel forums generally get very few responses.


    In terms of number of members, RJ is a shadow of its former self (of 2 years ago).
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    Sep 02, 2016 4:12 AM GMT
    Every 2 year, at least 3 weeks.
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    Sep 02, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidYa, twice or three times if you count Hawaii, which seems like another country. That's about normal for us though it may be more or less depending on my partner's work. Ireland, Northern Ireland, both of which are amazing, Amsterdam, three of the islands of Hawaii. I guess that's three plus Hawaii.


    Sorry, Hawaii is a state. Oahu is basically Los Angeles on an island. Burger Kings and McDonalds everywhere.

    Some of the out islands are still sort of nice but you have the definite feeling you are in the US.



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    Sep 03, 2016 10:49 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    TimTheThird saidWith the exception of you guys above, RJ users don't seem to travel much.
    I think this answers why the travel forums generally get very few responses.


    In terms of number of members, RJ is a shadow of its former self (of 2 years ago).


    Yeah, I have sort of realized that many one used to hear from regularly now seldom if ever post anymore.
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    Sep 03, 2016 2:33 PM GMT
    I did Paris, Amsterdam and NYC last year. I haven't traveled overseas so far this year.
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    Sep 03, 2016 3:11 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    Destinharbor saidYa, twice or three times if you count Hawaii, which seems like another country. That's about normal for us though it may be more or less depending on my partner's work. Ireland, Northern Ireland, both of which are amazing, Amsterdam, three of the islands of Hawaii. I guess that's three plus Hawaii.


    Sorry, Hawaii is a state. Oahu is basically Los Angeles on an island. Burger Kings and McDonalds everywhere.

    Some of the out islands are still sort of nice but you have the definite feeling you are in the US.

    I was joking. It's just a long way away from Florida (where I live). I disagree about Oahu. Sure, you know you're in America, but the cuisine is amazing, half Asian, half Hawaiian, half American. The views are still amazing and the topography clearly south seas. We took a "doors off" chopper ride over the rain forests and ascended up a waterfall, then over the shore across Pearl Harbor (I won't spoil the experience for anyone who hasn't choppered over PH but it will take your breath away!), then back to Honolulu. Maui is paradise. The Big Island an adventure and phenomenal to hike around (and up and down). It may be America but its history and Asian influence made the trip an adventure unlike anywhere else in the US.



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    Sep 03, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
    Agreed. Waikiki and Honolulu seemed pretty mainland-ish and over-crowded, but the rest of the island definitely has more of that tropical vibe. I'll still take Maui over Oahu, though -- absolutely loved it there.
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    Sep 04, 2016 6:14 PM GMT
    I was in Hawaii (Oahu/Waikiki), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Uruguay (Montevideo), England (Cambridge), Mexico (Chihuahua and Matamoros), France (Paris and Lyon), and Spain (Valencia and Malaga) this past year, mostly for business and a little bit of pleasure on the side. I do travel internationally often, and I wish all my travels were for pleasure.
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    Sep 04, 2016 8:19 PM GMT
    I don't travel as much as I'd like to... Last trip outside Italy was in 2012, when I visited the USA.

    Last January I was in Lisbon for a week, visiting a couple of friends.

    Next trip destination (August 2017) will probably be Finland, as too much time pasted since I last visited (in July 2011).
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    Sep 04, 2016 9:32 PM GMT
    In Glasgow, Scotland now and so far it seems one of the gay friendliest and simply hospitable cultures I have encountered anywhere.
    I'm staying on Waterloo Street near the Central Station. Great Area for nightlife, once I finish work on Wednesday.

    Reminds me why I mostly love to travel.
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    Sep 08, 2016 7:32 PM GMT
    Referring to Americans only and your original post question, replace the word "country" with "state" and see how many replies you get.

    I travel around the US a lot for my job and I've met so many people who have never left their home state. Kinda sad actually!