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I Love to Travel But I Usually Can't Afford It

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    I Would Like To Travel To Israel

    I find Israeli Culture so fascinating that I often wander what it would be like to interact  with its inhabitants, learn the custums and eat their food. I don't know how many money you need to travel to Israel, since I've had never been there, but it is definitely on my list...
    allyra allyra 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    And Not With Present Company

    The lack of money funds is the top reason stay grounded to my home area. But the second reason is a bit more selfish. I simply don't want to travel the unknowns with my Family!! I have two kids that would drive me stir-crazy on a lengthy car or plane trip. And they would want...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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    I'd Love to Go Back to Fra...

    I'd love to go back to France again(I went on a class trip my senior year in high school)along with some other parts of Europe I've always wanted to see, but I don't think I'll ever get the money(or time) to do so short of studying abroad, which I'm considering...
    stygianangel stygianangel 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2008

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    Then And Now

    For about 25 years, I was employed by a large and profitable organization and was well compensated. That fact enabled me to travel rather extensively, apart from work-related travel. I was also able to find places where going nude was perfectly acceptable, from the Englischer...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Trains, Planes, & Automobiles

    I LOOOVE travelling. Flying is #1, road trip #2 and trains and boats and others are at the bottom. But I love it all. If I could I would spend my life travelling. It would be so great. I just need like, a bazillion dollars, lol.
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    I wish I could travel.

    I dream of places I'll one day meet... But I'm broke. I work 2 full time jobs, to LIVE. But how is this living if it's not making my dreams come true? Oh how I wait until I lay my head to sleep tonight... Maybe than, shall I live.
    summerrayenne summerrayenne 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You only live once. As such,

    I recommend traveling at any chance you get because it's such an enriching experience for all individuals whether you see a different part of your home nation or go abroad. Why is traveling important? Where should one travel today in order to get a better defined perspective of...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Everything so expensive these days flight

    school food I'll be surprise if it was like this in the old days no one would of discovered America But I love to travel I usually have to get grants or loans which I have to pay back but I love exploring new places and people learning a new language or two
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 18-21, F May 26, 2014

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    It's All I Talk About But Can Rarely Afford To Do

    Everyone knows I love travel. I even left a stressful job last year with that solely in mind. I went off to Spain for 3 months and spend the little life savings I had.I am now back even more hungry to travel. It is so bad it is like a yearning that never goes away. What is wrong...
    firecracker1 firecracker1 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Help This Girl Get To Spain!

    I'm trying to make my dream vacation come true, but I can't do that without a little help. Please read and share this! Any donation will be greatly appreciated! http://www.fundmytravel.com/A-Brianna-Morgan-1359139167/campaigns/Mission-Spain-1359139537/view
    amorg amorg 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    Drive Man, Just Drive.

    I love to travel. Explore different places and different cultures, taste new foods and meet new people. But Ive on a short leash with money. The times I travelled was either was other people, or being sponsored for my trip. I would love to travel more as soon as I get a good job...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 2 Responses May 5, 2012

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    Take Me On A Trip I Want To Go Somewhere

    Once upon a time, Jamaica, The Bahamas, I was traveling regularly. Florida, California, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia. But with the babies coming and cost of living rising things changed. Fixed income brings challenges to the Pick Up and Go Kind of Person. So what do to? Start...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    Love to Travel and See Different Places

    I love to travel and do the site seeing.  I love to see the history of the place and the older sites and everything.  I grew up in th military so by the time I was 13 yrs old.  I have lived in Germany - twice (loved it), Hawaii, New Jersey, California (many...
    louamylou76 louamylou76 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Travel For a Cause

    Really i love to travel but not for a tour and site seing purposes. I have this passion to go country of less fortunate people even in my very own country's  remotest areas just to extend and share the hope and the expereinces i had before my life restored and healed. I...
    mcluxmae mcluxmae 36-40 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    If Only!

    If i had unlimited funds, i would currently be somewhere warm!  I like to travel, but like the group title says, usually can't afford it.  I would travel all the time if i could...seeing all there is to see and not having to worry about money or a job to get back to. I...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Love to Travel But...

    I love to travel but I am financially limited.  I want to explore different places but money and time seems to be playing a big role.  So, I enter sweepstakes, hoping that I would be the winner but all I got is a bunch of junk mails in my mailbox.  Oh well...
    ive5kids ive5kids 41-45, F 2 Responses May 24, 2007

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    I Love to Travel & I Get Paid to Travel

    One reason WHY I love to travel is to meet new people and visit new places and new cultures. I love to travel and learn about the cultures of different countries and taste their food.  Even right here in the USA I've traveled to many different destination and seen many...
    Astartrvl Astartrvl 36-40 3 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    Sad but true haha 😌I hope to save up

    and when i get a steady job i want to travel every year somewhere new :)
    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    Wish I Had More Time and Money

    There are so many places Id like to visit....places that I have never been, and places that I have been but not in years. I used to drive a truck, and Ive always wanted to travel the old route(s) to the west coast and see alot of the things that I could only drive by before...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M Jun 12, 2008

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    I love to travel and I get paid to travel - one

    of the reasons why I love to travel is to meet people and visit new places and cultures. The food, the night life, the entertainment, and most importantly the people. I've been to USA, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia. I have managed to visit...
    truebluetravelpreneur truebluetravelpreneur 31-35, M May 29

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    Hahaha so sad I don't have enough money to go

    to all the places I want, :/
    dalexand16 dalexand16 22-25, F Jul 13, 2014

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    I've Only

    I've been only to a couple places....Washington DC when I was a lot younger, Disney. My two most favorite places that I have ever been though is Bristol Rhode Island, I was supposed to go to college there but it is soooooo beautiful. And Aruba. People in Aruba are so...
    raevynvelcros raevynvelcros 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Being able to afford it.

    .. This is really the number one reason a lot of people don't travel. But it's worth it if you can save up and make a few trips. Go with people you enjoy spending time with and explore some of what the world has to offer... I've known for a long long time that travel is something...
    INFJguytwin1 INFJguytwin1 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Never Too Far From Home

    I love to hop on the bus and spend the day in a new town and look in all the shops. I also love to get on the train and spend the day in London or at the seaside. But I'm not earning money yet and any bus fares I need are out of my mum's pocket -.-
    tellmeeverything55 tellmeeverything55 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    I certainly hope you find this to be a helpful

    tip. There is no reason why anyone should be saying, "I love to travel but I can't afford it, unless they want to pay full price for a mediocre experience. The best way to travel is to pay striving-artist prices for 5 star experiences. To do this, I strongly recommend you...
    Evabeth Evabeth 26-30, F Aug 21

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    Taking An Important Trip

    shalom and peace to all of you I am working around the clock online trying to find ways to take a trip to Israel the most beautiful place on earth, and I cant afford it I have set up fundraising online and those didn't help me at all, I applied for immigration to Israel with...
    bobbyj2013 bobbyj2013 51-55, M Jul 15, 2013

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    The moment I knew I wanted to spend my life

    revolved around travelling is when we were stuck in traffic. I was on a mountain(?) in North Carolina. I had a great view of the city. It was warm out and in that moment my life was changed. I don't know what it was. I am forever grateful
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Nov 11, 2014

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    Places I Wanna Go

    I definitely want to go to Greece when I have enough money. If someone told me I can go to Greece for free, I would NOT hesitate and pack my bag right away. Just like that. I like Europe so I think I'm gonna start by visiting the countries in European continent, then I...
    Janesiswanto Janesiswanto 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Nothing Is Impossible!

    Anyone can afford to travel, previously i do think i cant afford to bring my family for travel even in near by country, but now with this wonderful company i joint (not posting company name here to avoid some think that i was promoting this company), i manage to travel few...
    worldventures worldventures 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2012

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    If I Had The Money To Go Anywhere I Want, I Would Travel The World And Go See Old Castles.

    I have always loved the history of old castles. There are many scattered throughout Europe that I would like to visit. Some of them are purportedly haunted and those are the ones I would like to visit first. Ghosts and mysterious sightings have always held a  special interest...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    I Want To Make Friends Around The World ..

    I want to make friends around the world so that we can explore the world together n enjoy the vacation... I want to stay with those friends, know their culture n way of life... I want to make friends from countryside as those are the places where we can feel real culture of...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Breaking Out!

    I'm only 16, I've only had one job, and my family is poor so I've only just discovered disposable income. Last month, a friend and I took the bus to Edmonton to see our favorite band, OK Go, for spring break. It was extraordinary, and very cheap, aside from the concert tickets...
    cinnamonlips cinnamonlips 16-17, F 1 Response May 12, 2007

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    The struggle is real.

    Destination? Check Baggage? Check Camera? Check Excitement? Check Money? Nope. Damn expensive i can't afford it :')
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Back In the Day

    My family used to travel overseas alot when I was a tot. I'd love to go back & compare my perceptions. I miss the summer cross country drive we used to take every year. I've probably been to almost every state. My last cross country family trip was when I was 16. I don't...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31-35 Feb 24, 2008

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    My Life's Constant Craving

    The one thing I've always wanted in life is to travel. To get away, escape, see new places, learn new things. Financially, especially with the cost of fuel these days, it's been virtually impossible. I've been to several places in this country. I've seen the grand canyon...
    startingoverlost startingoverlost 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    I had this feeling all the time!

    I love to travel, but I could never afford it! That's Changed!!! I met some people that joined this membership that allowed people on fixed incomes to travel the world! What they do is buy their packages in bolk and sell it to their members for muchhhh cheaper than setting up a...
    Lea109 Lea109 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    I'd Love To Travel

    I'd love to travel,Trouble is,Can never afford it,If I won big,Travel I would,See the world,Find somewhere that's me,And settle down.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 10, 2012

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    Becoming self-employed five years ago has

    seriously constricted the travel budget. I've developed an alternative of sorts utilizing my extensive library. I have a number of books about places and can, at times, take a trip in my mind. It works best with places I've actually been to. The old Insight travel guides...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M Dec 20, 2014

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    The world is a book,

    and those who do not travel read only a page.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jul 2

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    I Am Always Broke... ...

    I am always broke... but I did do a lot of travelling when I was younger so I have 'been around'... lol I would love to travel more and take my children to different places so that they could get a taste of the world outside of where we live, but when you just scrape by, it's...
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F Jul 18, 2007

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    Been Living Out Of A Backpack For 6 Months Now,

    Traveling is not as expensive as most people think, I know from experience! It just depends on your level of comfort. If you want to be pampered, then yes obviously it going to cost you. First thing you have to do is a bit of research, such as finding the cheaper parts of the...
    Spacecadetalien Spacecadetalien 66-70, M 3 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I Have Always Wanted to Travel...

    I have always wanted to travel everywhere and anywhere. I've never been out of the United States, and I've only been to a few states. I really want to visit Las Vegas again, I loved it there, even though I don't gamble. My long term travel goal is to go to Egypt which is a dream...
    kazeldragon kazeldragon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    Im Working In a Tourism Field ...

    Im working in a tourism field so im always with tourists.but I never been able to go on holiday myself.
    glor glor 22-25, M Feb 25, 2008

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    Travelling = Love.

    I would rather travel the world a thousand times than stay here in this little town! I would meet all their cultures and study all their languages, visit all their interesting buildings and have a drink with the locals at any time. But I can't afford to even leave this...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    I Hate Not Having Real Vactions

    I hate not having real vactions,  I mean I get time off, but what fun is it to spend it doing nothing.  Ever since I was lillte I lived going places.  I would love to go to the REAL carnival in Rio,  It valley of the of the kings in Egypt,  I wanna see...
    Majique Majique 36-40, F Mar 1, 2010

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