Why I Don’t Travel

travel-3244727_1920There is no safe place.

Let’s go to Vegas!!! Oh.
Let’s go to the clubs in Florida!!! Oh.
Let’s go to school!!! Oh.

If it’s not safe to go to school in the US, why the fuck would I travel there?

Oh, why don’t you go to Mexico? Thirty years of travel advisories perhaps?

Take a cruise! You’d love a cruise! Would I? You know I worked in a travel agency and saw Titanic right? Sometimes they run out of ranch dressing. Sometimes everyone gets sick. Sometimes you get rejected by the only cute guy and its day one. Sometimes they hit an iceberg and bitch can’t share a door.

Take an RV trip! That seems fun until you’re covered in the blue slime from a spotless toilet or the brown slime from a… less clean toilet…please take me RVing….

PS If you like to travel, terrific, enjoy. Stop bugging me to go to Cuba, I’d rather die than go to frigging Cuba.

Why I Don_t Travel
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161 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Travel

  1. This is so opposite of me, because I love the adventure of travel…but I loved this. It made me laugh out loud!! 😊 “Sometimes they hit an iceberg and bitch can’t share a door.” Hahaha. ❤

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  2. You could always go to Iceland. 🙂 I met a man there who was a kindred spirit of yours. His wife REALLY wanted to take a trip and after doing a ton of research on safety statistics, he finally agreed to Iceland. I have to admit though that he wasn’t really having that great of a time. His wife and daughter ditched him every chance they got.

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  3. Other points to consider:

    1. when traveling, it isn’t easy to eat healthily but it is easy to overeat a lot of mysterious food
    2. when traveling by aircraft or cruise ship, you might be breathing canned air that might kill you

    But there is a method to decide what countries to visit by finding out how a country ranks on crime. If you visit countries with a lower rank on the Crime Index for Country 2018, then the country you live in, it might be safer to visit there than stay home. Of course, this means taking a risk to fly or float there.

    For instance, Japan that’s according to the crime index, the safest country in the world.

    https://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp

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  4. A cruise hell no, stuck on a cramped ship with a mass of humanity, “nice” I don’t mind travel but prefer tropical destinations or the resorts in Alberta Canada, to each their own and what of enjoying and being grateful for where I am now?

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  5. I am a traveler. No, I do not mean just travel to Vegas (of which I have seen many times) or to New York or on a cruise where you are cramped on a boat until you reach land. Oh, you can fly. Be cramped on a place for two hours instead of driving there in four. I do not need to arrive three hours early to pass through security to get into my car. I enjoy the off the beaten path places. I enjoy train trips. As for the overcrowded places, not for me. It would be nice to bring YOU along. Oh, I do not do the $1,000,000 a night hotels either.

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  6. Forget the train across Canada. Been there, done that decades ago. Expensive and boring. Waste of time and money. I think your concerns about the US are overdone. Florida is wonderful in the winter and many places on the Gulf Coast are as safe as anywhere in Canada. Sunny, warm and friendly. I wouldn’t go to Mexico as it has become a lawless country. Europe is ridiculously expensive and you are far more likely to be victimized in many European cities than in the US. Pickpockets and scam artists of all kinds are rampant in all the tourist areas. Rome is one of the worst for this. I know cruising isn’t for everyone but I’ve found that some of the people with the strongest feelings have never been on one. Worth a try if you haven’t…

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      • Boring is a state of mind and that state of mind is different for each individual.

        My individual state of mind often enjoys what most people think is boring. For instance, hiking into the Sierras with 60 pounds or more on my back while climbing several thousand feet of elevation gain, and camping out for a week in the wilderness where the threat of foraging bears force you to hoist your food high into a tall tree so they can’t get at it.

        Do you have any idea how quiet it is and how many stars there are at night above 11,000 feet in the Sierras?

        I still remember the night I woke up to the sound of deer licking the side of my one-person tent and there was such a vast harvest of stars splashed across the night sky, that I could see the deer’s shadow cast on my tent.

        And I still want to take that train trip across Canada. If I, very doubtfully, get bored of that incredible scenery, there’s always a good book I’d bring along to read.

        I’ve already been on a thousand mile train trip in China and I never grew tired of the scenery the train passed through … never. I can watch the great scenery, even shifting sands of a desert, for hours and never experience a dull moment but suggest that I should have fun at a loud, crowded amusement park, or a loud nightclub fool of drunks or addicts and my answer would be a resounding, “NO WAY!”

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      • That hike was deep inside Yosemite National Park but far from the popular tourist areas and Half Dome. From the dirt parking lot, it was several miles to those isolated lakes higher than 11,000 feet.

        This will give an idea but I remember much larger trees where we trekked. We didn’t see any other humans the entire week, it was so remote.

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      • Reminds me of my friends story. They were picnicking in Northwest Territories and there was a weird smell. Her boyfriend grabbed her and started running as fast as he could.

        It was a grizzly bear.

        They were fine by
        the way.

        I’m not sure how I’d feel completely remote. I mean, I won’t talk to anyone now, but it’s nice to be able to if I want lolol

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      • I understand that there are no Grizzlies in Yosemite. Only black bears, cougars, rattlesnakes and ….

        And I wasn’t alone, alone. I went with two others and they each had their own one person tent. They were both avid fishermen so while they were off during the day fishing all the lakes near where we camped, I explored. One of the higher lakes was infested with hordes of mosquitos so I stayed away from that one.

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  7. There’s a reason why I’m putting off visiting the USA, but somehow it’s not the school shootings. It’s more like… I’ll just keep waiting for another year or 3. Or 7, you know. Kinda depends.

    But I hear your pain. I really want to go to Scotland but all they offer me are ferry transfers. Do I look like I want to be on a giant boat all day and all night? (I know you don’t know what I look like, but the answer is NO, thankyouverymuchbutnotthatmuch. Gosh, they invented planes for people like me -_-)

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  8. I enjoy Vegas a lot. If your prone to getting worn out, most of the hotel rooms are nice, the hotels and flights combined are cheap. We stay at TI, close to the best shopping in Fashion Show Mall, and caesers palace which also has great shopping. We are near here to most of the good shows. There is also a good store in the hotel where one can pick up yogurt, fruit, etc. for breakfast and snacks. There’s a Starbucks as well for that. Both save you a lot of $ meal wise. The shows are always amazing, big or small. We are seeing O this year, but right across from TI is the Beatles Love Circque de Soleil at another hotel. It’s amazing! There’s lots to do and see. Go see the Grande Canyon on a Bus Tour if you can. It’s unbelievable. If yoy’re Tired u can sleep on the bus. If you’rs Out and about in Vegas, cabs are at the front of every hotel and easy to catch. That’s if you want. It works for me, it might work for you. Even a road trip to a nearby city or beach/lake are all good ideas too. A day is easy to handle and catch up on. Or stay overnight and get late check out yo sleep in 🙂

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  9. I’m one of those people who should probably worry more than I do, but I just can’t let worry get in my way of a good time.

    I was in Turkey two years ago DURING the military coup. Best vacation I’ve ever had.
    A few days ago, I returned from a solo trip to Vietnam.

    But I do these things because they make me happy. If you wouldn’t enjoy yourself then you shouldn’t go. As my wife tells everyone. You do you.

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  10. I’m currently studying abroad in France and can say wholeheartedly it was the best decision i’ve ever made. being able to explore new places and experience new cultures has been amazing so far. The world is filled with beautiful places that are just begging to be seen.. I think if you tried it you would like it. but to each their own.

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  11. “Sometimes they run out of ranch dressing”, I died. Super funny, travel can be exhausting and like 70% of it isn’t glamorous. But when you see little Korean kids running around school with a shirt that says “be a slut! do whatever you want!” makes it all worth it.

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  12. Wow, for all us travel addicts- we don’t get it. I barred the US for many reasons, Maybe someday I will return. I have done most of it anyway. I am currently working on seeing the East Coast of Canada, I have seen a lot of Canada too still have to do NFLD and Labrador, Nunavut and NWT.. I went to Cuba once that was enough. I am sure you have other interests. Cheers

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  14. Loved reading this from your perspective! I completely understand where you are coming from and with all these acts of terror I somewhat feel the same, however we can’t live in fear nor bring up next generations and they come to believe its unsafe to travel.. I think spots like Tenerife, Cape Verde and some islands in the Caribbean are wonderful to visit and I would highly recommend checking them out! xx Great Read

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  15. The world we live in these days. I have people who don’t understand my love of travel and I have a lot who think I’m crazy to travel the world with my daughter solo. I just don’t want her to miss out on life because she’s scared. Great read!

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  16. That’s funny. I have the exact opposite idea towards travel. I want to visit as much of the world as possible, wether by car, flight, or any other way is irrelevant. I love to make memories and have stories to tell.
    I respect your decision of not wanting to travel, but it will probably be something I will never understand. The fascination for other cultures and traditions, foreign food and sights is so strong for me that I could never imagine giving it up.

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