What influences you to travel abroad?

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  1. Suzie HQ profile image91
    Suzie HQposted 10 years ago

    What influences you to travel abroad?

  2. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 10 years ago

    OK let's see. I could say that it's the thought of cheap red wine, 15 hours of sun a day, more comfortable beach chairs, waitresses, knowledgable tour guides,
    the rate of the euro against the dollar, the package deal, cheap flights and hotels, guaranteed tan, etc etc

    but for me it's the wildlife and the mountains and the primitive culture.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds good to me chef-de-jour, think i may still bring the cheap plonk up the mountains! Cheeers for your input!

  3. dghbrh profile image78
    dghbrhposted 10 years ago

    The feel and the experiences. As soon as I land, there is this exciting feeling. It is much more then in your own country. The culture, ambiance, people, environment, food etc etc everything is different. Being from India as its a vast country the difference one feels withing the country as well. But in case of an abroad trip it is many folded.shopping and eating for those who want to experiment and indulge can be the main attractions 
    And the duty free shopping is a bonus for sure:-)

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      nicely said dghbrh, As you say the differences even within your own country are large. It is one country i have never been to and would love to see! thanks for answering!

  4. Quirinus profile image61
    Quirinusposted 10 years ago

    Reviewing my past experiences, mostly I was influenced by the necessity brought about by the requirements at work, e.g. training and seminars.
    If it would be all up to me, the consideration would be getting to a place that fosters a contemplative way of living, e.g. a country where there’s plenty of quiet in the beach or the mountains, plenty of time to write!

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hopefully that will be the case for you in the near future Quirnus, being able to enjoy "your type of getaway" in a quiet haven of the globe! appreciate your comments!

  5. tjdavis profile image61
    tjdavisposted 10 years ago

    For me it would be just the adventure. The not knowing for sure what awaits. The learning of the cultures, the people, the beautiful cities, countrysides and all the wonderful friends I would make.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Adventure of the unknown is always a good influence and reason i think, tjdavis!! Thanks for comments!

  6. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 10 years ago

    Nothing, I haven't seen all of England yet, then there is Wales, Scotland, and the whole of Ireland to see, before I'm interested in seeing other  countries.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MickS, There is a variety of places in your list that all have good reasons to see, particularly Ireland!! Then i am biased!!

  7. lburmaster profile image75
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    I love traveling and going to Europe is probably my favorite. They have a rich history, plenty of gorgeous architecture, astounding castles, lovely gardens, wonderful food, etc. That's usually what I look for in a place. You can find entertainment anywhere. It just depends on what kind of entertainment you are looking for.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Ibrumaster that Europe is a continent that appeals on so many levels. So many countries each with their own identities. Thanks for commenting!

  8. bdegiulio profile image95
    bdegiulioposted 10 years ago

    Just the desire to see as much of the world as possible.  We are only here for a short period of time and I want to see as much of this wonderful planet as possible.  Add in the fact that I love discovering new places, meeting new people, and seeing how peope live in other parts of the world and it adds up to a long list of places I want to visit.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Bill, Like you, i think get as much travel in as possible, such a wealth of discoveries out there.Desire definitely is a great influence, cheers for your comments!:-)

  9. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 10 years ago

    De-stress is my reason for traveling.

    We work hard and we need to relax while enjoying the time off the workload.

    Like the saying goes: all work and no play makes Jack a sad person.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks edhan, too true, we all need a break from work to unwind and spend some "time out" recharging the batteries! Cheers for your comments!

  10. montecristo profile image80
    montecristoposted 10 years ago

    Fun and pleasure. A great way to spend time with family and escape the stress of everyday workweek!

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It is always a good reason to have quality time with the family abroad, montecristo. We all need to unwind from our workloads and pressures. Thanks for your input!

  11. profile image0
    mjkearnposted 10 years ago

    Hi Suzie HQ,

    for me it's simple, classic cars and bikes. You dull so and so I hear them say. Perhaps so, but chasing these vehicles takes me to amazing places, most of which are not in the tourist guides.

    These places are the homes of real people of that particular country and offer genuine real life hospitality.

    This is my adventure and I wouldn't change it for the world,


    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MJ, Sounds interesting when your going off the beaten track in search of your vehicles! Nice to be able to combine travel and your passion of classics and bikes! Appreciate your comments!

  12. amb1jer profile image59
    amb1jerposted 10 years ago

    We get so caught up with being American sometimes that we forget that for most of us we are only 1st, 2nd, 3rd,......generation Amercicans. Being two different races and haveing a culturally diverse upbringing has made me want to travel abroad to see where these roots came from.

    1. Suzie HQ profile image91
      Suzie HQposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It would be a fabulous journey to make, ancestry is a fascinating subject. Hope you get to make the trip in the near future! appreciate your comments amb1jer!

  13. breathing profile image51
    breathingposted 10 years ago

    Actually I have not a single reason that influences me to travel abroad. There are many reasons that influence me to travel abroad. Different countries have different culture. I love my culture but I have a curiosity about others’. Many countries have great history behind their success. They have Different food habits. They have luxurious and eye catching sites and places to visit. Study purpose and relaxation may another reason for me to travel abroad.

  14. JamesGrantSmith profile image58
    JamesGrantSmithposted 9 years ago

    It depends for a relaxing break its got to the 3 S's - Sun, Sand and Sea, but for a fun partying break its got be the 1 GCP - Girls, Cheap Alcohol and Partying.

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