What is longest time you ever spent traveling as a tourist?

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    rakubaposted 12 years ago

    What is longest time you ever spent traveling as a tourist at one time (not cummulative)?

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      Charlinexposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Never thought about it, but likely a month or two. I need to be recharged at home after that. smile

    2. lilian_sg profile image65
      lilian_sgposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My longest trip ever was to Perth at the end of last year! I really enjoyed it. It wasn't too rush and I really saw most parts of the city...and had enough time to see some parts of the southwest like Margaret River and Bunbury where I stayed with a friend for 2 days!

      1. lilian_sg profile image65
        lilian_sgposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        oopss. forgot to say that it was for a total of 10 days!

        1. lilian_sg profile image65
          lilian_sgposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          latest update: two weeks in Europe, one week in Italy & one week in France, mainly Paris.

    3. Schengenvisaguide profile image54
      Schengenvisaguideposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Two months, and it was to the US, visiting Kansas, Florida, Illinois. I would love to travel around the world some day, then I will ask for your advice.

  2. CMHypno profile image86
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    7 months

  3. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 12 years ago

    About six months.  It was an enriching experience.
    What about you?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      About 11 months in 1973, around the world like a professional bum. Most time spent, 5 months in India for less than a dollar a day.

      1. travelespresso profile image68
        travelespressoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds wonderful.  I bet you have some wonderful memories from the time you spent there.

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      rakubaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      just one week.

  4. andygrant profile image60
    andygrantposted 12 years ago

    3 weeks when I was on a tour to Europe last summer.

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    6 weeks in Malta - Mediterranean

    1. richtwf profile image61
      richtwfposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Six weeks in Malta - lucky you ... it's a very beautiful place and I was very fortunate to visit Malta for a few days. I love Gozo - so beautiful there.

  6. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    Well, if you are talking time traveling by car, I once spent 12 hours driving from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Montreal Canada. I actually made the trip twice, and stayed for a week each time. Loved Montreal!

    The longest vacation I took was 2 weeks in florida. We spent one week in Orlando going to Disneyworld, and Bush Gardens. We then drove 6 hours from Orlando to Key West florida, and spent a week down there. I didn't like it. It was like Muskegon, Michigan with Palm trees. There was nothing to do.

    It was nothing but hotels, motels, expensive tourist traps, and lots and lots or bars and cafes. The only thing exciting we did was take the Glass bottom boat tour, and watched them feed the sharks at the local aquarium. I had a much better time in Orlando.

  7. MPG Narratives profile image61
    MPG Narrativesposted 12 years ago

    6 weeks all up. 2 in LA and 4 in Europe. It was a family trip so Disney was a must. Traveled through Italy and Spain by train, great holiday.

  8. hathibelagal profile image69
    hathibelagalposted 12 years ago

    I spent about an year with a backpack. Best time of my life. Traveled through all the little towns and villages in Great Britain.

  9. kids-toy-box profile image74
    kids-toy-boxposted 12 years ago

    3 months in Germany. Despite popular opinion its a great place- I live here now.

    1. LoveOurPlanet profile image61
      LoveOurPlanetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I spent a week in the Munich area in late Nov, once. It's a great place! Some of the most memorable museums I've ever been too, especially Lembauchhaus (the spelling didn't stay with me!) and the Museum of Technology.

  10. Moxyl profile image74
    Moxylposted 12 years ago

    I'm jealous that some of you can travel for months smile That would definitely be an eye-opening trip.

    My record is only 1 month, wandering in beautiful Scotland - castles, highlands...

  11. Lissie profile image67
    Lissieposted 12 years ago

    Just over 7 months - when I moved back to NZ from England via India, Nepal, SEA. A few years later I also did 6 months in South America. I'm about to head out for a 2 month trip - which to me is really the shortest you can travel to really get the feel of it

  12. LoveOurPlanet profile image61
    LoveOurPlanetposted 12 years ago

    Longest was one month: 3 weeks in Namibia followed by a week in Oxford, England. A little bit harder to be away longer than that with a menagerie at home, but I admire people who've had the opportunity to spend months abroad.

  13. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 12 years ago

    A month at most travelling through El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and on to Mexico.

  14. ashleyyoung profile image39
    ashleyyoungposted 12 years ago

    Mine is 4 days on my Tri City tour, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. And I'm so eager for more. smile

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    Toby Hansenposted 12 years ago

    38 of your Earth years so far. Heading home to my own planet eventually. tongue

    1. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      A space traveler, beyond my understanding so far.

  16. kashmir-ladakh profile image58
    kashmir-ladakhposted 10 years ago

    longest time i have spent traveling was 3 months.

  17. CMHypno profile image86
    CMHypnoposted 10 years ago

    7 months around Australia and New Zealand

  18. SoManyPaths profile image60
    SoManyPathsposted 10 years ago

    4 months in South America. It was so nice to experience comforts upon returning

  19. freecampingaussie profile image63
    freecampingaussieposted 10 years ago

    Our longest trip ever is coming up and it will be about 12 months starting in Singapore for 10 days then Amsterdam- Europe- Britain-Canada -Alaska -USA  We are planning on buying a campervan & free camping to keep costs down a lot of the time .

  20. Boulism profile image73
    Boulismposted 10 years ago

    Five weeks is my longest travel experience, with the exception of studying abroad (does that count?), which was a six month experience. 

    I did the typical "backpack Europe" adventure after college....and it was wonderful!

  21. ct92 profile image68
    ct92posted 10 years ago

    5 weeks around Europe, and 4 weeks cross country USA.

    Im not even sure that I would like to go much longer than that.
    I prefer shorter holidays/trips, but more of them, than the other way around.
    Sooner or later I'll need to go home and relax and take it easy, and then get ready for getting out there once again.

  22. freecampingaussie profile image63
    freecampingaussieposted 10 years ago

    Right now - We are away for a year . Have a campervan & exploring Europe + Britain . Then we will explore Canada - USA + Alaska. We are in Portugal at the moment !

  23. Amber Vyn profile image61
    Amber Vynposted 10 years ago

    9 weeks backpacking through Europe - I loved it! However, it's not something that I'd want to do again. About six weeks is enough for me, and then I long for the comforts of home.

  24. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 10 years ago

    I spent a month in Germany as an exchange student in the Summer of 1987. I had three weeks in Frankfurt, plus one week in West Berlin (with a day trip into the then-Communist controlled East Berlin for good measure).
    I was seventeen years old and away from parental supervision for the first time ever, in a country with 5000 brands of beer and no drinking age. It was the most glorious month of my life. smile

    1. nArchuleta profile image77
      nArchuletaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I spent the entire summer traveling 5 summers in a row because I was moving from 1 country to another. People would ask where I lived,  and I would say "Turkey" or"Morocco." That's where I was moving!  But then they'd ask what it was like, and I had to say, "I don't know..." It rocked living in Europe - I could travel every weekend and break!

  25. bydojo profile image61
    bydojoposted 10 years ago

    6 months in the US (NYC actually). We did this for the past 3 years (so 3 times). We also spent 2 months in Spain last year and will be for 3 weeks in Croatia in May. Pretty short if you ask me big_smile


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