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Old 11-04-2019, 11:22 AM
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I have always enjoyed driving and most of our US continental travel has been by car. Anything from a day trip to a month long explore/no time table/no schedule/vacation....and a few pound it out in 10-12 hours to get there locations.

I still enjoy the driving, however my ability to go more than 8 hours in one day has changed significantly over the past few years. My wife's tolerance for car travel has maxed out at about 5-6 hours in any one day.

So it takes us longer to go on the long haul trips. The one day hammer it out 10-12 hours has become two or more day to do.

We do not fly much anymore mainly because I do not "herd" very well. The fear of being airport/location stranded plays a major role these days.

Travel is still a significant part of our lives. We cruise a lot. And have incorporated an RV to some of our longer treks.

We feel fortunate at 83 and 82 to still be able to do it!

Has how you travel changed much in recent years. Just curious and something to talk about!
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:04 PM
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Before we headed for Florida this fall we spent two months travelling through Canada and in Alaska. Pulled a small camper, and planned 5 to 7 hour travel days. Renewed our interest and are planning several more "camping trips" in the future.

I refuse to fly anything but non-stop because of the worry of being stranded at an airport.

But I do like driving, wifey says it a control thing
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:20 PM
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Wife and I have been taking long journeys in Europe by train these last two years as apposed to the car.
She loves it, but I still miss the 'stop and stay where you like' days when we drove everywhere.
Works out a lot cheaper though, as booking fares and hotels before leaving gets some really good deals come up.
We too are both in our eighties, but still enjoy our travels.
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:31 PM
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Sorry, but I am probably an exception, and a Debbie Downer. I don't see any reason to travel. When I weigh the pros and cons, the cons always greatly exceed the pros. What a huge hassle, especially if you travel on an airplane. They treat you like second class sardines. Cruising seems to be mostly about getting ripped off and eating too much food, which is really not that great anyway. And, I hate to feel like a tourist where ever I go. If I want to see something, I'll get the DVD at the library. Just my opinion.
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We have a large motorhome and travel anywhere from 4 to 6 months over the spring and summer. DUring our corporate life, we spent a lot of time in airplanes; flying between the US, Asia and Europe. After retirement, we wanted a less hectic way of traveling, so enter the motorcoach.

Of course, during the winter months, we take advantage of cruising.
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The RV has been great for us, too. We love being able to stop anytime we want. We did a 3 week trip with our granddaughter last year to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands National Park. Got to stop at lots of fun places along the way. Don't love cruises as much because the port areas are always so crowded and touristy. But the RV is a nice way to relax and enjoy nature.
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We prefer to fly rather than drive. Have been doing both land and cruise excursions lately in Europe. At this point in our lives, we spend a little more for upgrades on flights rather than fly economy. Makes a big difference.
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I have always enjoyed driving and most of our US continental travel has been by car. Anything from a day trip to a month long explore/no time table/no schedule/vacation....and a few pound it out in 10-12 hours to get there locations.

I still enjoy the driving, however my ability to go more than 8 hours in one day has changed significantly over the past few years. My wife's tolerance for car travel has maxed out at about 5-6 hours in any one day.

So it takes us longer to go on the long haul trips. The one day hammer it out 10-12 hours has become two or more day to do.

We do not fly much anymore mainly because I do not "herd" very well. The fear of being airport/location stranded plays a major role these days.

Travel is still a significant part of our lives. We cruise a lot. And have incorporated an RV to some of our longer treks.

We feel fortunate at 83 and 82 to still be able to do it!

Has how you travel changed much in recent years. Just curious and something to talk about!
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Sorry, but I am probably an exception, and a Debbie Downer. I don't see any reason to travel. When I weigh the pros and cons, the cons always greatly exceed the pros. What a huge hassle, especially if you travel on an airplane. They treat you like second class sardines. Cruising seems to be mostly about getting ripped off and eating too much food, which is really not that great anyway. And, I hate to feel like a tourist where ever I go. If I want to see something, I'll get the DVD at the library. Just my opinion.
Wow, you don't know what you're missing.
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We fly, back and forth to TV. Have cars at both. Usually business class, and only non stop. We both traveled for work and don’t have airport issues. If we want to get away I take a travel position, work play works well for us.
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