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28 Mar 2019, 11:56 pm

What does everybody on here think of traveling and/or going on vacation. I for the most part hate it. The unfamiliarity makes me really uncomfortable. My favorite place is at home. I know this is very common for people with Asperger's and Autism, so I know why I am that way. Even my therapist told me that is normal for people like me to feel.


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29 Mar 2019, 6:22 am

I love traveling! Sure, it's stressing, especially if I go with someone who doesn't like to plan ahead, but usually it turns out to be worth it.



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29 Mar 2019, 8:00 am

I wish I could travel the world.....



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29 Mar 2019, 8:48 am

My AS mother travelled half the year, camping in her van. She liked the superficial relationships it encouraged.
I also enjoy scenery, and have some good memories of it, but now I'm very fussy about minimizing my mileage, because I use a car, and that's bad for the air. I had my best travel experience as a bicycle tour anyway.



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29 Mar 2019, 8:55 am

When I was a kid, my family took long driving vacations every summer. We never got to Europe, but we did see much of the United States, from coast to coast; many happy memories. They say travel is broadening. So is sitting on a couch watching TV and eating chocolate chip cookies, but in a different way.

As a result of those long trips, I love to travel, but with my and my husband's multiple health issues, we don't do it any more. I miss it, I really do. I don't need to go on safari, just going to the sea coast or even the mountains would be very satisfying.


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13 Aug 2019, 5:25 pm

I also like traveling. My parents always took me to all trips, so I also have many good memories. Now I travel with my husband. It is great that he also prefers planning everything beforehand. By the way, we found a list of trip planner sites. We haven't checked all of them, but we tried TripHobo and it was really helpful for us. What do you use to plan your trips?



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13 Aug 2019, 5:32 pm

Love travelling, doing as much of it as I possibly can.



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13 Aug 2019, 6:28 pm

I love going on holiday, I always find it so exciting. The only thing about travelling is I get anxious about feeling sick. I do take travel sickness pills but they do tend to make me drowsy, which is OK if I'm riding in the same vehicle for a long period of time, but if I'm catching several buses, trains, boats or planes, obviously feeling drowsy can be a bit of a hindrance. But I keep crystalized ginger in my bag and chewing one seems to do the trick in settling my stomach.


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13 Aug 2019, 6:35 pm

"To get the most out of a vacation, one should maintain a mental age just sufficient to make one's connections."



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14 Aug 2019, 3:36 am

Went backpacking on my own years ago around SE Asia. Also had some good opportunities to travel around Europe a little for work but I was in a position to pick and choose which ones I went on so did the simple ones where nothing much was expected of me and i knew there would be a fair bit of free time to get away from work thoughts and be on my own



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14 Aug 2019, 11:15 am

Love traveling, especially overseas. Flying is a chore though, especially when customs is involved. I've been to both Europe and Asia.


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15 Aug 2019, 12:32 am

I generally like traveling. I like getting to explore new places. I had a special interest in geography, and learning about all of the different cities, states, national parks, etc. as a kid, and hoped that I could visit them all one day. So I still like to be able to go and see as many places as I can. The act of actually getting there can be more challenging though. Most trips I just go on with my family, and ride along in the car with my parents, which is fine. I do okay even on long car trips since I can generally keep myself entertained by just daydreaming. But when I have to drive by myself in unfamiliar places, that gives me a lot of anxiety. The only time I've ever gone on a trip by myself was when I visited a friend who lives two states away (and it's about a 6 hour drive). And luckily it's a pretty straightforward drive, so it wasn't too bad. But I have an extreme fear of having to drive in unfamiliar places where there's also tons of traffic, lots of turns I have to make, or a lot of merging on interstates. I still really can't imagine going anywhere by myself other than to visit my friend.

I'm also quite afraid of flying. And the smaller the plane, the more I hate it. I'm so sensitive to turbulence and get so anxious and fearful if the plane experiences any little bit of it. I hate the feeling of falling and the feeling of your stomach dropping. I can somewhat tolerate it on theme park rides/roller coasters (as long as it isn't too over the top... I'll only ride the mild/"family friendly" ones), but on a plane, I guess I just feel so much more vulnerable, being literally thousands of feet off the ground. I totally understand that flying is statistically way safer than driving, but it's just hard to shake that uneasiness. If I had to pick a way to die, it would be literally anything but plunging to my death. And I guess just the mere possibility of the plane crashing just scares me a lot (even though I'm well aware that there's like a one in 11 million chance that it would happen).



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15 Aug 2019, 6:20 pm

Hate driving

Airplane security, crowded seats, loud airport

Train

Nowhere I really want to go