Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-18-2015, 06:43 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lakewood90712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,316
Costco , on July 3rd
__________________

__________________
Lakewood90712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-18-2015, 06:54 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,988
China. Went there in July 2000 for 2 weeks, specifically to see the 3 Gorges along the Yangtze before the world's largest hydroelectric dam was completed. Have zero desire to go back.

(Interesting side note. A few months after the trip, I was offered a directorship position (= BIG promotion) to work in one of the cities I had visited. I immediately said, "No thanks" due to what I'd seen on this trip. So in that way the trip certainly paid off for me, as otherwise I might have accepted the promotion and DETESTED the 2+ year assignment.)

omni
__________________

__________________
omni550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 06:56 PM   #23
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 7,156
Big Oil and much earlier, the military, sent me to a lot of interesting places, many of which were not fun or safe. I have no desire to return to any of them.

Probably the place I most enjoyed in the last 20 years was Canada, having traveled all the way to Norman Wells and all over the Provinces and territories over several trips.
__________________
......."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson.
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 07:11 PM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Florence, AL/Helen, GA
Posts: 2,092
Don't care to go back to Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao, Yucatan and many islands south of St. Martin. We loved St. Lucia, however.

We're perpetual travelers, leaving Sunday for Copenhagen and a Baltic cruise. It'll be our 4th major trip in just over a year. Our trip's cheaper than going down to the Gulf Coast and renting a condo for 2 weeks.

We maybe only have 10-15 years traveling left in us physically. We're gettin' it while the gettin's good.
__________________
Bamaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nemo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville, ONT
Posts: 4,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
We maybe only have 10-15 years traveling left in us physically. We're gettin' it while the gettin's good.
+1 to the nth degree........that's us in a nutshell.
__________________
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Nemo2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #26
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,032
Tahiti ,Bora Bora & Morea . Glad I went but no interest in returning .
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 07:44 PM   #27
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,018
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
We maybe only have 10-15 years traveling left in us physically. We're gettin' it while the gettin's good.
Very true. This year I have had only one local trip to date, with one to the U.S. coming up in the Fall. I am enjoying the pleasures of my locale and friends and have honestly not had a desire to travel further. I am waiting for an inspiration: something that really interests me. Perhaps I will do a big trip in 2016.
__________________
Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 07:55 PM   #28
Recycles dryer sheets
PhrugalPhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: DC 'burbs
Posts: 119
Portugal - Lived there for 3 years and happy I did it, and will be fine not going back.


As for the US, Phoenix comes to mind. Nothing green there - after a week there I couldn't imagine how you can live like that (and I was asked to go live there and quickly turned it down).
__________________
PhrugalPhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #29
Full time employment: Posting here.
jjquantz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
Alaska - we spent two weeks there in 2000. One week at Denali and environs (train ride to and from) and a second week on a small cruise ship in the Inside Passage. It was spectacularly beautiful, and I enjoyed every bit of our trip. I would readily go back -- after I run out of all the other places I want to go.
+ 1 on Alaska. We were there for about a week a few years ago. DW had to be there for w*rk and I tagged along. Got some great photos of whales, moose and other wildlife. But, when you get right down to it, DW and I aren't real outdoorsy types and, in Alaska, there aren't many other choices.
__________________
jjquantz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #30
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
NW-Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19,403
I have enjoyed all the places that I have visited, domestic or foreign. Several, I would not mind going back to, but life is short and the world is big.

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhrugalPhan View Post
As for the US, Phoenix comes to mind. Nothing green there - after a week there I couldn't imagine how you can live like that (and I was asked to go live there and quickly turned it down).
We do have green. The plants and trees that we water stay green, the ones we don't die.

No trouble with having to mow grass where we do not want it to grow. Not even weed survives.

I have lived here for more than 40 years, and have seen the metropolitan area grow. It now has close to 5 million people, and is the 12th most populous metro area of the US. Good thing I bought my house out in the suburb because traffic jam is terrible.
__________________
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leon Trotsky
NW-Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 08:48 PM   #31
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 405
China (Beijing and Xian...would love to see more of it)
Malta (cross roads of Africa, Europe and the Middle East)
Singapore
Giant Sequoia Forest in CA (it's like being in a Tolkien novel)
Kauai (Sailing the Napali coast spectacular)
__________________
Luck is when Preparation meets Opportunity.
Closet_Gamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 09:11 PM   #32
Recycles dryer sheets
shortstop14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by NW-Bound View Post
I have enjoyed all the places that I have visited, domestic or foreign. Several, I would not mind going back to, but life is short and the world is big.
Exactly the way I feel. I guess Cappadocia, in Central Turkey was a great to see once, but no need to return.
__________________
shortstop14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #33
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 342
I have been physically in all 50 US states, DC, and Puerto Rico, and about 25 to 30 other countries and areas. Since my goal is to visit all possible (or as many as possible) countries in the world in my life time, I do not intentionally plan to revisit any of the visited countries. However, I have been in Las Vegas 9 times, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Malaysia twice, Canada three times, and Singapore 5 times. If I am tired of visiting new places, I would like to revisit Paris (last time with kids and did not see much art works). Puerto Rico is also a place that I like to vacation in (with beaches and casinos, kind of like Hawaii + Las Vegas).
__________________
flyingaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 09:45 PM   #34
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Laveen
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by omni550 View Post
China. Went there in July 2000 for 2 weeks, specifically to see the 3 Gorges along the Yangtze before the world's largest hydroelectric dam was completed. Have zero desire to go back.

(Interesting side note. A few months after the trip, I was offered a directorship position (= BIG promotion) to work in one of the cities I had visited. I immediately said, "No thanks" due to what I'd seen on this trip. So in that way the trip certainly paid off for me, as otherwise I might have accepted the promotion and DETESTED the 2+ year assignment.)

omni

X2 on China.So thankful the trip was a paid for business trip
__________________
mtheulen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 10:32 PM   #35
Recycles dryer sheets
truenorth418's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 483
My girlfriend and I spent a week in Maine earlier this summer. Was one of the few states remaining I had never visited. Thought it was nothing special, probably never go back.

I love traveling overseas, especially Europe. On my last visit I stopped in Budapest for a few days. It was ok but there are so many other great destinations in Europe and Hungary is a little out of the way, I'll doubt I'll ever go there again.




Sent from my iPhone using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
truenorth418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 10:34 PM   #36
Recycles dryer sheets
truenorth418's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 483
Anyone been to the Seychelles? Remote islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Gorgeous place.

I'll bet most people who go there only make it once, as it's so out of the way. I went in 2004, thinking I would never go again.

Now that I am retired it is on my list and I'll probably go back within the next couple of years.


Sent from my iPhone using Early Retirement Forum
__________________
truenorth418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 10:52 PM   #37
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Nemo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Belleville, ONT
Posts: 4,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by truenorth418 View Post
Anyone been to the Seychelles?
Was there, mainly on La Dique, around 1987.......will likely never return.
__________________
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Nemo2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 01:18 AM   #38
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by truenorth418 View Post
Anyone been to the Seychelles?
Floated past there on the way to Mombasa. (1975) Stopped in Maurtius to help with typhoon damage on the way back..
__________________
springnr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 06:14 AM   #39
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Utrecht
Posts: 2,212
The antarctic.

Would love to go back, but not in a cramped cabin and then expenses rise pretty fast ..
__________________
Totoro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2015, 06:20 AM   #40
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 355
two standout for me.

Ko Samui Thailand in 1990 before it was too discovered. Mostly small 15 hut "hotels" on the beach for $10/night with breakfast. The difference between Ko Samui and Phuket back then was striking. I guess Ko Samui is now like Phuket unfortunately.

Gullet sailing the Coast of Turkey in 2005 with just my wife and I plus our three kids (10, 7, 7). We chartered a gullet and sailed the coast for a week. Despite limited english spoken by captain and crew, a fantastic experience. Docking and walking through remote ruins. Swimming and snorkeling in Crystal clear water. Incredible fresh food/produce cooked on board by captain's wife.

would love to go back to Turkey if that trip was anything like our first.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
jabbahop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What would you buy if market went down 20%? tmm99 FIRE and Money 42 06-27-2013 07:52 PM
Are you glad you are not dead? donheff Other topics 22 11-26-2012 09:44 AM
Last Time You Went to the Movies chinaco Other topics 50 06-19-2007 08:26 PM
Glad to meet you LearningToGrow Hi, I am... 2 06-11-2004 10:54 AM
We're "ctbktb" - glad we found you! ctbktb Hi, I am... 4 03-22-2004 09:27 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:13 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.