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1. Do you like traveling or are you counting the minutes until the transporter is perfected?

2. If you could visit any country in the world right now, where would you go?

3. What is your favorite form of travel?

4. What is the longest vacation/holiday that you’ve ever been on?

5. Would you travel for a living?


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Date: 2017-04-21 03:08 pm (UTC)
aerinha: (sagittarius two)
From: [personal profile] aerinha
1. Do you like traveling or are you counting the minutes until the transporter is perfected?

I LOVE traveling, with the exception of the time spent in airports. I'm ok with flying itself, though I've learned to splurge a little and get upgraded seats with more leg room/in an exit row.
For me, the time spent getting somewhere is often equally as interesting as the time spent in the destination itself. You see the most interesting people when traveling.

2. If you could visit any country in the world right now, where would you go?

I can't pick just one! I've never left the US, as sad as that sounds, with the exception of a 4-hour trip to a factory in Mexico and a trip to Vancouver, BC to board a cruise ship.
At the moment our family is planning a two-week trip to the UK next year. Also in the hopefully near-ish future: Japan, New Zealand, Iceland, Southern/Eastern Europe....

3. What is your favorite form of travel?
It's a toss-up between car and train.
I love driving: the freedom and flexibility, the radio turned up loud and the windows down, the roadside stops. I especially love driving alone or with just my dog.
Trains, though, are great because I can let go of the responsibility, unwind, stroll a little. Have a snack and even a glass of wine; watch the scenery or read a book; meet interesting people.

4. What is the longest vacation/holiday that you’ve ever been on?
I've never been on longer than a 2-week vacation. Life goals: travel for a month or more! (Except that I'm a homebody and I'm not sure this would work)

5. Would you travel for a living?
No, I don't think I would. I used to think I'd love to, but I know now that my energy level is probably not high enough to sustain traveling for a living. Alas!
Edited Date: 2017-04-21 03:08 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-04-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
singloom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] singloom
1. Do you like traveling or are you counting the minutes until the transporter is perfected?
Kind of torn about this. Traveling gives you the opportunity to see lots of things you would not normally see, even the routes to your destination can be lovely. But the trauma of travel can be very off putting, so I would not say no to future transporter options.

2. If you could visit any country in the world right now, where would you go?
Japan. Japan, Japan, Japan. Went there back in 2014 with my girlfriend and it was the ultimate dream holiday for the both of us. We'd easily return there if we could.

3. What is your favourite form of travel?
Whatever is the most comfortable. As someone with a chronic pain condition, I get very sore easily, so I want to travel as comfortably as possible, especially if it's a long trip. Proper leg room, balanced temperature conditions and soft chairs is a pleasant bonus.

4. What is the longest vacation/holiday that you've ever been on?
Four weeks of bliss in Japan, my dream holiday. It was like a honeymoon with my girlfriend as we stayed in Osaka, Tokyo and Sendai, travelling to other towns and cities for day trips. Even then, we only scratched the surface, but still, we saw and experienced so much.

5. Would you travel for a living?
Depends on where I was going and how much I was getting paid to do it. Being a travel writer for Asia would be a lovely experience, seeing all the historical and cultural sites and landmarks, then sharing those breathtaking places with the world.

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Date: 2017-04-22 07:33 pm (UTC)
singloom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] singloom
Thanks. That sounds like a really good airline. I might have to research that for future travels. Having said that, when I went to Japan, I went with Lufthansa airline and even when travelling economy class, there was decent leg room and comfy seats.

I'm really hoping to return to Japan someday. There's so much to see and do. :D

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Date: 2017-04-23 12:54 pm (UTC)
singloom: (P4 Dan Yosuke)
From: [personal profile] singloom
Travel can be super traumatic and stressful, especially if it's a long journey. I try to sleep to get rest and help the hours pass by quicker, but I always found myself waking up when the soreness or stiffness set in. Having said that, Lufthansa was a good airline for space and seating so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

I love reading about Japan and writing down places I'd love to go to if I went back there. I loved Osaka especially visiting the Castle, Den Den Town and the gardens when the cherry blossoms were out. :)

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Date: 2017-04-24 12:59 pm (UTC)
singloom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] singloom
Oh gosh, what I wouldn't give to see Bunraku. I did see posters advertising shows when we were there. I remember we used to sit in the little area with the stalls outside Osaka-jo, enjoying the sunshine for hours until sunset, taking lovely pictures.

Ghibli Park/Museum would be awesome, but is it true you have to book well in advance because it's pretty busy? Love Ghibli. 3

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Date: 2017-04-21 07:50 pm (UTC)
ladybugkoozl: Happy Ladybug (Happy Ladybug)
From: [personal profile] ladybugkoozl
1. Do you like traveling or are you counting the minutes until the transporter is perfected?
The act of traveling is meh. You deal with strangers & inconsiderate behavior, delays, germs, uncomfortable seats, having to sit for long periods of time, and in my case, motion sickness (I take Dramamine). A transporter would be most excellent. And obviously, the final destination usually makes the travel part worthwhile.

2. If you could visit any country in the world right now, where would you go?
We have friends who live in Singapore, so I would love to go visit them.

3. What is your favorite form of travel?
I don't have a favorite. It is more of a necessary evil. Airplanes are okay, especially if you fly in international business class. (Not a regular occurrence for us!) Road trips are fine too, but 7 hours is about my limit in a car.

4. What is the longest vacation/holiday that you’ve ever been on?
I want to say just over 2 weeks long. I know when I went on vacation with my parents as a kid, those were usually ~14 days long. In recent years, 2 weeks is the max my husband can take off from work without it being a huge burden when he gets back.

5. Would you travel for a living?
As much as I like travel for vacations, I don't think I would enjoy traveling for a living.
Edited Date: 2017-04-21 07:50 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-04-22 05:39 am (UTC)
sallymn: (travel 1)
From: [personal profile] sallymn

1. Do you like traveling or are you counting the minutes until the transporter is perfected? Definitely want a transporter (or for fellow B7ers, teleport) of my very very own. Oh, occasionally the trip can be good in itself (one of these days we are too going to go on a cruise down the Rhine...) but for the most part no. Doesn't help that I canNOT sleep on an international flight (dunno why, I just never manage it) and live where getting to most of the world involves... yep, not fun at all.

And I have a sense of direction that out-no-sense's James May's.

2. If you could visit any country in the world right now, where would you go? Sis and I have this plan for our next trip to go to Wales and all the places swe've found on Mum's side of the family history. Mind you most of 'em look like small coal towns so won't be that exciting... but we still wanna do it (and make a side trip to Portmeirion because hey, who wouldn't?

3. What is your favorite form of travel? Umm, armchair? Failing that, domestic flight is fast :)

4. What is the longest vacation/holiday that you’ve ever been on? The first trip Sis and I made to Europe in - I think - the mid 1990s. Seven weeks, eight countries and (because there wasn't a euro, or it wasn't common then) just as many currencies. And online banking/ATMs weren't a thing then (ahh, the joy of travellers' checks and money changing), nor were internet cafes. But it was worth it for the churches, cathedrals, cemeteries, museums... food :)

5. Would you travel for a living? No. Being a travel writer/presenter sounds wonderful until you remember that you have to do places you probably wouldn't if you had a choice, and doing a job that wasn't travel per se, but involved a life in airports -? Please.



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Date: 2017-04-22 08:26 am (UTC)
aris_tgd: A black and white spiral on a Go board (Pi spiral)
From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
http://aris-tgd.dreamwidth.org/223098.html

I'm also one of those who would like the trip part of traveling more if it were less expensive. I don't like airline travel very much but it seems to be the most efficient way in both time and money of getting places. I'd love to travel more by train if it were more affordable in the USA.

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Date: 2017-04-23 01:11 am (UTC)
aris_tgd: Player King, "We're actors! We're the opposite of people!" (Actors opposite of people)
From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
For a while I was taking overnight train trips for about a thousand miles between college and home; it was nice enough, more legroom and elbow room than a plane, but it took a long time and I had trouble sleeping. It took more time than either driving or flying and was more expensive than either. I wish it was economical to take a train with a sleeping compartment, it seems nice!

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Date: 2017-04-23 03:46 am (UTC)
hardboiledbaby: (lauren quite simple)
From: [personal profile] hardboiledbaby
https://hardboiledbaby.dreamwidth.org/418414.html

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