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    I wonder if people would value travel less if they couldn’t share/talk about their experiences to others. Just thinking out loud. Regardless, I’d say hotels and tourism around the world do a tremendous service for world unity and connectivity.

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    Avatar treesrock 
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    No.

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    Avatar Brains428 
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    I reluctantly agree with you, somewhat.  The key word being OVER-rated, especially these days.  I’ve traveled a bit as well, I enjoy it here and there, I’ve lived in popular tourist destinations and follow the travel “hype” online.  I have my doubts about some of it. One of my biggest concerns these days is over-tourism in many areas.

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    I think Venice was talking about an entrance fee just to visit for the day. It would be eliminated for people who actually stay in the city. I would guess daily tourism may not have the same impact in the US (maybe the northeast).

     

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    Avatar Drdan 
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    Agree 100%. I know I am an oddball, but I love being at home. We have plenty of land to explore and play on and a big family to hang out with. I hate airports, crowds and being on a schedule.

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    Vagabond MD Vagabond MD 
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    Nope! If I had unlimited funds and could have my dogs with me, I would travel non-stop. (The kids still fight too much, and they can stay home.)

    Staying home and working, OOTH, are overrated.

    "Wealth is the slave of the wise man and the master of the fool.” -Seneca the Younger

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    Maybe FLP needs to stay in nicer pens and eat at fancier troughs.

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    Heres where I’m staying right now.

    Never said traveling was not nice just overrated. it’s more tiring than being at home and Fatlittlepig is a regimented type of person. Looking forward to going home after a few more days.

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    Avatar Jack_Sparrow 
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    I wonder if people would value travel less if they couldn’t share/talk about their experiences to others. Just thinking out loud. Regardless, I’d say hotels and tourism around the world do a tremendous service for world unity and connectivity.

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    I would say yes just from my personal experience. I think people(including me) would travel to less exotic locations. Don’t get me wrong its only a small percentage of why folks travel, folks still need the relaxation component and a change of scenery and actually enjoying other cultures. Id say there is definitely a small percentage of Travelling that can be attributed to “show off” and also it makes folks “feel rich” or more blessed that they have that opportunity to travel when other can’t.

    But I think your statement can basically be applied to literally everything. I’m sure to some extent just like vacationing people buy huge houses, nice cars, fancy jewelry, etc. People would do a whole lot less of if they couldn’t share/talk/be seen doing it.

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    Avatar FIREshrink 
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    FLP that looks horrible. Where is that? Maybe your horizons would expand with more varied destinations?

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    ddswifey ddswifey 
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    I love to travel. However its the packing, unpacking, laundry, house disaster afterwards that is the only part I dislike. I normally don’t have to plan trips though so that part is easy on me.  But I get antsy when there’s no trip on the calendar to look forward to. As soon as we get home, we are usually already talking about the next trip.    We never have to travel for work though so I wonder if that makes a difference.

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    Avatar Physician Finance Basics 
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    You are describing traveling with young children.

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    With kids, it’s a trip.

    Without them, a vacation.

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    Avatar burritos 
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    I wonder if people would value travel less if they couldn’t share/talk about their experiences to others. Just thinking out loud. Regardless, I’d say hotels and tourism around the world do a tremendous service for world unity and connectivity.

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    I would say yes just from my personal experience. I think people(including me) would travel to less exotic locations. Don’t get me wrong its only a small percentage of why folks travel, folks still need the relaxation component and a change of scenery and actually enjoying other cultures. Id say there is definitely a small percentage of Travelling that can be attributed to “show off” and also it makes folks “feel rich” or more blessed that they have that opportunity to travel when other can’t.

    But I think your statement can basically be applied to literally everything. I’m sure to some extent just like vacationing people buy huge houses, nice cars, fancy jewelry, etc. People would do a whole lot less of if they couldn’t share/talk/be seen doing it.

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    jfoxcpacfp jfoxcpacfp 
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    I’ve got flights to 4 separate locations in the month of July and I admit I might enjoy my time off more if I was just at home the whole month

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    Are these all vacation or work, also?

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    jfoxcpacfp jfoxcpacfp 
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    Traveling for work is overrated. Traveling for pleasure is just like any other indulgence – it’s possible to get too much of a good thing and it becomes a burden rather than a rare pleasure to be indulged. I always enjoy vacations, rare as they are. I enjoy coming back home just as much.

     

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    Vagabond MD Vagabond MD 
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    FLP that looks horrible. Where is that? Maybe your horizons would expand with more varied destinations?

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    I thought the same. Maybe FLP does not know how to travel well?

    "Wealth is the slave of the wise man and the master of the fool.” -Seneca the Younger

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    Avatar Infinity 
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    I think travel, food, experience, and donation are the best things money can buy.  For us, my wife does all research and planing on where to go or what to do.  For me, I just want to spend time with family, so I am happy where ever we go.  All I have to do is smile and pay the bills.

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