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Seeking others with a burning desire for travel
Posted March 14th, 2012 - 8:12 am by from Beaver, United States (Permalink)
My Australia visit was my "oh wow" moment, and I can only think of more travel, longer, to both other cultures and familiar ones.
I'm totally free, no family other than one brother back east. If there's anyone who has freed themselves of a house and traditional trappings please write. That's my next step, and I'm planning to take it in stages. Is that the best way?

Posted March 14th, 2012 - 3:28 pm by from Point Pleasant Beach, United States (Permalink)
Dear Jim: I'm so envious you traveled to both Australia and Alaska. Two of my target destinations. Were you traveling with anyone in Australia? I might want some tips from you about that. Wishing you all the best, Wendy

Posted March 15th, 2012 - 11:12 pm by from Beaver, United States (Permalink)
Hi Wendy,
Yes, two of my favorite destinations (so far). My ex and I travelled to Australia - between our frequent flier miles and hotel points it worked out to be a great trip. We were able to see several parts of the country. I'd be happy to give you travel tips should you decide to go!
Jim

Posted March 18th, 2012 - 11:00 am by from Niagara Falls, Canada (Permalink)
Jim,

Great to hear you have caught the travel bug. We are lucky enough to travel together and our goal is to hit 100 countries before we die...you are always welcome to join us! Check out some of our trips under "The trail is the thing.."...search for traveller SMYTH at travelpod.com and if you are ever in Niagara, please drop by to share travel stories.

Cheers and safe travels,

Paul and Kate
CS ID: crowlandgrange

Posted March 26th, 2012 - 3:40 am by from Beaver, United States (Permalink)
Thanks for your e-mail Paul and Kate!
That's a very ambitious travel plan that you have. I will check out some of your trips and maybe I can join you on a journey.
My brother lives in Erie, PA so I may be out your way this summer or next.
Peace,
Jim

Posted August 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm by from Alamo, United States (Permalink)
My late husband I also wanted to be in The Century Club.. Unfortunately he recently passed at age 60 :-( However I am at 71 countries thus far and am adding Egypt, Israel, Russia, Bulgaria, Albania and Ukraine on an upcoming cruise. So that will make 77 for me.

I have already been to Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia before that are ports of call on this upcoming cruise. I got such a deal 78% off and it's an ocean view cabin. $3000 for 30 days and 21 ports on Holland America. Anywone want to share the cabin???

Too bad I can't count the number of times I have been to some places like India, China, and Thailand over 30 times each, and so many times to all Asian and SE Asian countries and UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and a few others numerous times.

Posted August 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm by from Alicante, Spain (Permalink)
hello Jim
If you wish to visit Sri Lanka i ll be there most of the winter. Can offer a couch.

Posted August 9th, 2012 - 4:30 pm by from Sofia, Bulgaria (Permalink)
Isn't it a great feeling.

I am also free and traveling I sold my car but left the house with a rental agent. Due to RE prices at the time.
I now live in Bulgaria as its a great place to get around both Europe and Asia plus its good financially and it's beautiful country.

If you are in the area,, come visit
Elizabeth

Posted December 30th, 2012 - 6:00 pm from Clearwater, United States
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Posted December 30th, 2012 - 7:31 pm from Charlotte, United States
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Posted December 30th, 2012 - 11:43 pm by from Daejeon, South Korea (Permalink)
Hi Jim,

I'm based in Asia, and travel about 5 months of the year. Right now I'm in Thailand until late February. If you are in the neighborhood, give a shout. It's always fun to share a travel adventure or two with someone else.

Happy New Year!

Nancie

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 1:43 pm from Charlotte, United States
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Posted December 31st, 2012 - 4:40 pm by from Daejeon, South Korea (Permalink)
haha Aarnexia...so it is! The weather here is glorious. I'm on the coast at the moment...hot but not scorching and no humidity.

Happy New Year!

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 5:29 pm by from Beaver, United States (Permalink)
Hi all, and yes I'm still around! I just haven't checked this link in a while.

I'm planning a 3 month trip to Australia: Feb 2-May 2, 2013
I just bought a used van thru a friend in Brisbane.

My stops include 2 weeks in Melbourne and about a month in Perth/Freo (including the Neil Young concert March 2). I want to see, photograph and hike as many national parks as I can; will also attend Toastmaster and Mensa meetings.

Searching for travel partners for any portion of the journey (starting & ending in Brisbane).

To all others who have written me, THANK YOU! I promise to be a better correspondent in 2013.

Happy New Year! -- Jim in Oregon

Posted December 31st, 2012 - 2:11 am by from Jupiter, United States (Permalink)
Gena your life sounds wonderful. You guys are doing it right. We do almost the same as you do, but we have a home base because I have 2 cats. So house sitters live in my little home more than I do. It is nice to meet people after my own heart.
Have a great day!