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11 Jan 2010, 1:20 pm

Any aspies who love to travel and travel all the time here? Traveling clears my mind and allows me to be myself. I am on the plane to some far away destination almost every two months.



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11 Jan 2010, 1:29 pm

I love to travel and get away from where I live. I always want to take trips on my own (I love taking roadtrips by myself) but my parents don't like me to because I'm young and a girl. :roll: I love the feeling of going to a different country where I don't speak the language. I don't know, maybe it gives me an excuse for being so clueless and socially inept?



11 Jan 2010, 3:00 pm

I love to travel. I wish I could afford it. I did lot of traveling growing up. My parents went on lot of road trips. Most of our traveling was to Montana and Wisconsin because we had family there. Montana more because it was closer.

We used to go to Wisconsin every year and then we stopped because it got too expensive. We went to Montana few times a year. It seemed like every month but it was maybe four or five times a year.

The longest road trip we have ever taken was in summer of 1996 and we traveled across the country down south. My favorite part was the swamps and I loved seeing all those big mansions.

I should do some close traveling. Cool to see other aspies here who don't have issues with traveling. I heard it's hard for people on the spectrum because of change in routine and stuff. I never had an issue with it but I hated being stuck in the condo or hotel room. My toys kept me busy. Plus we rented movies too and that helped.



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11 Jan 2010, 3:04 pm

I dislike travel intensely. It's so much fuss, and I never know where to leave my dog. So usually she ends up coming along, adding to cost and difficulty finding lodgings.


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11 Jan 2010, 4:05 pm

I have travelled a lot over the years, I do not mind flying as long as I do not have to make any mad dashs from one part of an airport to another.


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11 Jan 2010, 4:14 pm

I love travel, but I don't do it as much as I used to. When I was in my thirties I was regularly flying over 150,000 km per year, but my job has changed and I am much more confined to home than I was.


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11 Jan 2010, 5:59 pm

I love to travel but I prefer to drive rather than fly or some other public transport system. There seems to be too much that either goes wrong or too many rules and regulations to fit my tastes.

I understand the mind clearing part though. It occurs when I am driving, especially on long haul trips (12 - 16 hour trips are not uncommon for me).



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12 Jan 2010, 4:00 pm

I love to travel too, and wish I could afford to do so as much as you do. My boyfriend and I are going to central Europe next year, going to have a white Christmas with my family in Germany then take the train through Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy. I've been doing some travel writing over the last few years, even sold a travel article on a stock content website last week. Hoping maybe one day to pick up a real job as a travel writer.



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12 Jan 2010, 4:05 pm

I adore flying. Been doing it since I was five days old, and recently got depressed about how long it's been since I've caught a flight somewhere.
Oddly, I do well in airports.


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12 Jan 2010, 4:17 pm

I have travelled a little, in my life. Mostly, I like to be in transit - in a vehicle or moving between point A and B with the world whooshing by.
As Chauncey Gardener said, "I like to watch."
I love other cultures and am fascinated by theories of comparative religion as a little minor interest. I love to consider the beliefs and practices of other cultures in this regard.

I do not like the logistics of travelling. I hate the routine disruption, being away from my safe haven, being away from everythign that is familiar and makes sense to me. I am not a very "dynamic" person in this regard.
I have learned that if travel is to be in any way successful and low anxiety and low-stress for me, it must be underpinned by as many of my usual routines as possible. In true ASD style, these anchor me and give me a sense of safety in foreign environments.

IT is not uncommon for me to visit somewhere new and spend the bulk of my time in the hotel room.

I HATE staying with people, except for staying at my mother's place in Sydney. I HATE staying somewhere and the expectation is that you will converse, socialise and adapt to their home lifestyle, with ease, flexibility and fresh joy. I do not stay with people anymore at ALL, for this reason. I loathe it.
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12 Jan 2010, 5:04 pm

I love travelling. :) I've been around the entire West American Coast, and of course to many places in UK, and I've even been to Lapland and southern parts of France. :)


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12 Jan 2010, 5:59 pm

I love to travel. Living in the Northeast means that many major cities are just a few hours bus/trainride away from me. My brother also lives in San Francisco, which is one of my favorite new places. Of course, I also like going abroad every opportunity I get.



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12 Jan 2010, 6:48 pm

I love to travel, if someone else is paying for it. It just seems like such a waste of money to me. Unless there's something specific you want to do at the select destination that can't be done at my current location. For example, I love fishing and would love to go salmon fishing up in Alaska someday.



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12 Jan 2010, 7:30 pm

millie wrote:

IT is not uncommon for me to visit somewhere new and spend the bulk of my time in the hotel room.

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Same here.


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12 Jan 2010, 9:08 pm

I enjoy traveling. It's always been a big part of my life. I get restless if I don't get away a few times a year.