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How do you travel?

  1. nextstopjupiter profile image82
    nextstopjupiterposted 8 years ago

    A tourist is somebody who does not know where he was and whom he met. A traveler is somebody who does not know where he is going to and whom he will meet. I am a 55-year old traveler, and I prefer to hitchhike and to stay with people who offer free accommodation. It is fun, and you meet interesting people every day.

    1. Luciendasky profile image73
      Luciendaskyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is very cool. Do you ever get to plan where you "tour"? I think it would be very hard for me to just "travel" I like to be in some control of what I am doing... but I think it is awesome that you do!

      Tell us about your adventures.

      1. nextstopjupiter profile image82
        nextstopjupiterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans." (John Lennon)
        I just let it go! Yesterday I made a "plan" to hitchhike about 400km from Linkoping to Ystad in Sweden and I had no couch to surf for the night. A lady who had picked me up when I was hitchhiking offered me a couch late in the evening, but then a truck driver picked me up and gave me a ride for 270 km. I made 410km that day but I ended up at a petrol station near Lund where I spent the night in the open in my sleeping bag. This morning I made 70km from Lund to Ystad from where I took a ferry to Denmark where a couch was waiting for me. I had a lot of fun and interesting conversations with this lady, the truck driver and some people I met during the night at the petrol station (including 2 policemen) but I arrived 17 hours later in Denmark. Everything went according to "plan"!

  2. Aqua profile image82
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    You could write your first hub on "couch surfing". I believe that's what it's called. There is a whole community of couch surfers and they have a pretty large website with people from all over the world.

    1. nextstopjupiter profile image82
      nextstopjupiterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am an active couch surfer, and couch surfing is an important part of my travels. I just completed about 5000km hitchhiking during a trip through (until now) 7 countries (Lithuania/Latvia/ Estonia/Finland/Norway/Sweden/Denmark), and I surfed 12 couches for 28 days.

  3. michelle.dragon99 profile image59
    michelle.dragon99posted 8 years ago

    i travel with my mind first...haha....but seriously....travel with mind first is important because is better for you to do some research before you start travel....those info that you've got in your research will be very useful during your tour....

    1. Kadmiels profile image53
      Kadmielsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes it is fun not to know where your going but haveing some information on hand for your trips are very important. weather its touirst or not

  4. marshall92 profile image62
    marshall92posted 8 years ago

    Though I enjoy visiting friends, I don't like to have my "journeys" planned out for me. That is to say I don't look to friends for accommodation. I like to have to do stuff on my own, that's how I travel.

    1. The Rope profile image55
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Marshall, even when I visit close to home, I have to get out an explore - walking and driving tours of back country roads, shops and restaurants are always interesting.  When I'm out of the country, I do most of my exploring on walking tours but too much planning leaves me feeling overwhelmed and turns into a tourist trip rather than a traveler - I don't really "know" the area where I've been.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I agree write hubs about your adventures. that would be very intersting.

    1. nextstopjupiter profile image82
      nextstopjupiterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I promise you to write a hub when I finish my adventure trip around the Baltic Sea in about two or three weeks.

  6. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

  7. kephrira profile image57
    kephriraposted 8 years ago

    I'm getting itchy feet reading these posts, it's been far too long since I went away anywhere.

    1. nextstopjupiter profile image82
      nextstopjupiterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I stopped hitchhiking in 2002 after about 30 years and 60000 km on the road, and some month ago I got very itchy feet when I hitchhiked 20 km, so I decided to make this trip around the Baltic Sea. My feet are still itching, and I have some other ideas for the future, maybe I can help you to do something against your itching feet - join me if you want!

  8. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    It is the journey that is important, not the destination. . . so it does not really matter where you go. What matters is what you experience. Most people travel so that they can boast about where they have been, to collect photographs and souvenirs. Real travellers collect experiences/adventures and make friends along the way.

    Also, travelling "to get away from it all" really doesn't work, because . . .
    "Wherever you go, there you are".

  9. dahoglund profile image81
    dahoglundposted 8 years ago

    When I can travel I do not like to go by plane because you can't see anything in between. I prefer to take back roads and avoid tourist spots.

  10. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    I agree with you. The journey is more important than the destination. Spontaneous travel is best. Follow your heart and intuition.

  11. travelespresso profile image79
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    Awesome nextstopjupiter.  Your trip sounds fascinating so please write some hubs.
    Me, I love traveling (hence my hub name!) and I like to stop awhile and savour a place and then write about it.

  12. Carmen Borthwick profile image77
    Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years ago

    I love going by car, nothing like a good road trip and excellent camping spots.