What age did you get into travel? Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?

What age did you get into travel? Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    in a major sense (international/long distance travel) when I was 27
    definitely gets better over time. you need to know how to get the best from travel, which only comes from doing it a lot. nowadays when i travel i'm way more serene and zen about it all.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Give it to me straight (not OP), is it over to travel if I am a socially autistic failed normie (25). I genuinely hate my “friends”
      I have in my hometown bar a few, unemployed, not completely khhv but way less opportunities for sex than if I was born in a different era/more attractive, couldn’t get gf if I wanted to, etc. I’m running out of copes, if advanced virtual AI worlds with full sensory inputs does not come out within the next couple of years I may have to go to Home Depot.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just go anon. I first went to Thailand a year into me losing all my friends after dumping my ex (they all took her side) and I was full of anger and self loathing and the loneliness and isolation was at its apex in terms of being crushing and physically painful. I’d go walk in the woods and just be so angry and feel a cold burning in my stomach and a dull headache from the endless isolation and loneliness

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        everywhere i've ever traveled there were shittons of other travelers in their late 20s / early 30s

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          particularly SEA. I hardly see any white people under 25 here, apart from traveling families with kids.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You’ll be fine and you’ll get laid or get a gf in SEA if you’re white. Go ahead and do it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was 27. I don’t think I would’ve appreciated it as much if I was in my early 20s and probably would’ve taken a lot of shit for granted. I talk to younghomosexuals who traveled and they have a lot to b***h about

      What the frick, I also started when I was 27. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner. I could've easily afforded it when I was 24, but I just wasn't interested in it at the time. Ideally, I would've wanted to start sooner, but realistically, the soonest I could've started was 24.

      https://i.imgur.com/L4qMZNC.jpg

      What age did you get into travel? Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?

      >Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
      Travel has gotten more enjoyable for me over time, but that's only because I've been making more money as time goes by.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I wasn’t interested at the time
        I didn’t become interested until I dumped by ex and ghosted all my friends lol

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was 27. I don’t think I would’ve appreciated it as much if I was in my early 20s and probably would’ve taken a lot of shit for granted. I talk to younghomosexuals who traveled and they have a lot to b***h about

      https://i.imgur.com/xlwZSJZ.jpg

      [...]
      What the frick, I also started when I was 27. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner. I could've easily afforded it when I was 24, but I just wasn't interested in it at the time. Ideally, I would've wanted to start sooner, but realistically, the soonest I could've started was 24.

      [...]
      >Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
      Travel has gotten more enjoyable for me over time, but that's only because I've been making more money as time goes by.

      Another one in 27 club here.
      I think that, it was the perfect age for me, since I had money enough to travel and a place to come back after traveling.

      >>Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
      Yes, I do. Not only traveling, but everything isn't funny anymore.

      Still, is better to travel than be alone at home doing nothing at all.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Amen

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        26 / 27 when I seriously started looking into it
        29 when I acutally did
        nearly dying in a car crash made pushed me to go

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was 27. I don’t think I would’ve appreciated it as much if I was in my early 20s and probably would’ve taken a lot of shit for granted. I talk to younghomosexuals who traveled and they have a lot to b***h about

      https://i.imgur.com/xlwZSJZ.jpg

      [...]
      What the frick, I also started when I was 27. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner. I could've easily afforded it when I was 24, but I just wasn't interested in it at the time. Ideally, I would've wanted to start sooner, but realistically, the soonest I could've started was 24.

      [...]
      >Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
      Travel has gotten more enjoyable for me over time, but that's only because I've been making more money as time goes by.

      [...]
      [...]
      Another one in 27 club here.
      I think that, it was the perfect age for me, since I had money enough to travel and a place to come back after traveling.

      >>Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
      Yes, I do. Not only traveling, but everything isn't funny anymore.

      Still, is better to travel than be alone at home doing nothing at all.

      I guess I've been interested in travel since I was a kid. I took my first international trip at 16, but I didn't have the means to travel overseas regularly until I was about 27 (like everyone else in this thread, apparently). I think it most aspects of travel get better with time and experience, with the caveat that the sensation of travel itself loses a lot of its novelty.

      26 / 27 when I seriously started looking into it
      29 when I acutally did
      nearly dying in a car crash made pushed me to go

      I'm not bullshitting or posting for the meme, but I was 27 as well. It was in 2018 not long before my 28th birthday. I had been to a few countries and cruise ships as a kid, but I hadn't done much since then. This year I'm going to three countries and I might have a couple planned for next year already.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was 27. I don’t think I would’ve appreciated it as much if I was in my early 20s and probably would’ve taken a lot of shit for granted. I talk to younghomosexuals who traveled and they have a lot to b***h about

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    > What age did you get into travel?
    Both my parents were military, so I always traveled out of necessity as a kid and just continued those same habits into adulthood (currently mid 30s). Longest I've ever stayed in one place across my entire life was 5 years, average is 3.
    > Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
    I wouldn't say the overall enjoyment changes, just the things you are interested in and/or capable of doing. The things I liked as a teenager aren't the things I liked in my 20s and neither are things I like in my 30s. In general, as you get older you'll have more money to spend on travel but you'll also generally start running into health issues or family obligations or career restraints that make it more difficult.
    My grandparents traveled often but my grandma needed to sleep with an oxygen mask which limited where she could go. My grandpa walked with a cane so things like hikes or exploring off the beaten path was a no-go. And so on. Plus it's just easier to get tired when you're old, and travel can already be exhausting when you're young.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    My parents liked to travel so I pretty much grew up with it. It's still just as fun. Pretty much the only thing that's changed is that I'm looking for more exotic locations nowadays since Europe became a bit mundane and just doesn't excite me much any more.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >less or more enjoyable as you age?
    More, since you have more experience and are able to avoid shitty experiences.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 23 and I'm just starting to seriously throw money at it.
    I don't like people tho, perhaps in the future I'll regret purposely avoiding big cities and just fricking off to the countryside in every place I visit, but probably not.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spent a lot of time overseas in the military. When I got out at 26 I went back to usa, found it shitty and disgusting then left again to travel and work overseas once more as a civilian.

    Been traveling regularly ever since occasionally settling down for awhile if I like a place or can make some money.

    It's less enjoyable as I get older (mow 38) because it feels like everywhere is sort of the same thanks to globalization. Everyone is on their phones consuming mostly the same garbage and has the same dumbfrick opinions they saw on their screen.

    I appreciate natural beauty and good food a lot more than I did when I was younger, and I appreciate cooming less. Chasing tail isn't as important to me so I don't need to have that at a potential destination, which really opened up my options.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed with all of this, but didn’t leave overseas, watched it all go downhill IRT. Then every time I’d go overseas, somewhere starting in around 2015 everybody started to get smartphones and learn english. And it really fricked them up. Now you’ll get these weird experiences everywhere with the young crowds especially, where you’ll witness a clash of american values vs native values. For example in greece I saw an old roch greek guy dining out with a hot hapa teen supermodel. Then an absolutely ancient looking roastie came up out of nowhere and just stared daggers at him for a HALF AN HOUR. I would have thought she was a crakchead if she werent dressed so eloquently. Eventually she came up to the couple and started barking and screaming at them while the waiters tried to calm her down. Now here’s the part where america really comes into play: She’d switch from greek over to english and say
      >you are eh-GROOMING and eh-have-eh (broken english) eh-PEDOPHILIA.
      She started recording them on her smartphone

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm enjoying it more as I age, especially as I can throw more money at nicer hotels instead of slumming it in hostels.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    my family were pretty poor when i was a kid so we didn't really travel anywhere. also i had some problems with alcohol and so on that meant i didn't really get to grips with my life until my late 20s
    but finally i got a job that was mainly travelling. from the uk i went all over europe, asia, usa, and a few places in the middle east, south america, africa as well
    eventually after a couple of job switches i became a contractor and i still travel a fair amount but mainly asia and europe
    i can't see a time when i would ever stop. i expect eventually they'll have to carry me off a plane in a box

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      pretty based my friend. starting currently in late 20s myself

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      i'm currently poor and got some mental issues, like anxiety. I gotta figure that shit out before i can travel. I'm almost 30, unfortunately, but it is what it is.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess I've been interested in travel since I was a kid. I took my first international trip at 16, but I didn't have the means to travel overseas regularly until I was about 27 (like everyone else in this thread, apparently). I think it most aspects of travel get better with time and experience, with the caveat that the sensation of travel itself loses a lot of its novelty.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >beggars
    >touts
    >scammers
    >stray dogs
    >shitty airbnbs
    >packing and unpacking and repacking suitcase
    >meaningless short term friendships and relationships
    >loneliness
    >same boring conversations with other travelers
    >hangovers
    >having to air dry all your clothes
    >public transportation
    >not having a real home to relax in when you don't want to go out
    It's all so tiresome

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      My family rarely took vacations; my dad was obsessed with saving money for retirement, even in his 40s. He told us he was saving for our college expenses, but that all went into the retirement fund as well.

      I escaped home and hit the American road at age 20, but didn't leave my car behind and board a flight until age 26. Had a tough time switching to city life at first, but these days it's all good.

      Where is this, Europe? LOL
      Anywhere is home when nowhere is home.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Anywhere is home when nowhere is home.
        dumbest thing I've ever heard

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was 19.

    Lived at home through college, worked part-time and saved as much money as I could. Took my first trip over a summer vacation, and went to:
    >Turkey
    >Greece
    >Georgia
    >Armenia
    >the UAE
    >Bahrain
    >India
    >Kazakhstan

    … with most of that time spent between India and Turkey. I have since been to about 60 other counties—and, coincidentally, lived long-term in India (with another year spent in Istanbul).

    I still enjoy traveling, but there did come a point where the novelty started to wear off. I’m in my 30s and married now, and I’ve found that I’m much more interested in having a productive career and hobbies than running off at every possible opportunity.

    Of course, I still have a handful of trips planned this year. And I don’t think that’s ever going to change, either. I don’t have any regrets about what I’ve done and where I’ve gone, but I definitely wouldn’t want to spend the rest of my life running around for no reason other than that I enjoy it.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What age did you get into travel?
    I first felt sort of thrilled by being someplace really different from where I came from on a school exchange when I was fifteen. I’ve been looking outwards ever since, and I’m really old now.
    >Do you feel like the hobby becomes less or more enjoyable as you age?
    More enjoyable in some (really most) ways, less enjoyable in a few. I have no nostalgia at all for shitty cheap accommodations. I love the fact that most of my travel is now with my wife and kids. (Laugh if you like, it’s true.)

    On the negative side, I miss some of the flexibility and spontaneity I had when I was young. Nowadays I need to plan nearly all of my itineraries more exactly than I once did. And I won’t lie, I’m more tired nowadays. But I was always a fairly lazy/low-key traveler, so it hasn’t really
    changed me much. I just don’t bother trying to stay out late anymore.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    my first memories are of a holiday to kenya when i was 3
    a few short trips abroad with school or my mum in my teens
    first solo trip lasted 7 weeks when I was 19
    23 now and just come back from a long term solo trip around australia and asia
    i love travel more than ever but i feel like i'm going off solo travel, i used to swear by it
    toward the end of my recent travels i got frustrated with having to constantly make new friends as i moved around, found myself feeling isolated often and thinking it'd be much more fun if i was just with my real friends
    but my real friends are usually broke or not interested in travel so i'll keep going solo i guess

  15. 3 months ago
    Dylan

    I grew up in an upper middle class family who traveled every summer. I was like 5 or 6 when I traveled for the first time. Now I'm in my 30's and travel is still enjoyable. It's just a different kind of enjoyable now vs when I was growing up vs when I was in my 20's or whatever. Shifting interests.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

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  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in my 40s . you really never leave this dumb web site

    I enjoy travelling as much as i did when I was a teenager. A lot of this is that I can throw way more money at it now, so I don't have to put up with fricking camping and hostels and discount slop from dubious vendors unless I actually really want to slum it

    another oldgay had a moan about globohomosexual and everywhere being the same with lots of zoomies staring at their phones. i agree with this - anywhere that's even remotely urban is a soulless clone city these days. on the other hand I appreciate being out in nature more and more. will be doing it for decades yet inshallah

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good input. I would agreed your two points are indeed the only benefit left to traveling: leveraging your already well-off finances in cheaper countries overseas and/or an enjoyment of being out in nature/smaller local towns (which may be boring to some). Without either one of these, travel has now become pretty much pointless.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm in my 40s . you really never leave this dumb web site

        I enjoy travelling as much as i did when I was a teenager. A lot of this is that I can throw way more money at it now, so I don't have to put up with fricking camping and hostels and discount slop from dubious vendors unless I actually really want to slum it

        another oldgay had a moan about globohomosexual and everywhere being the same with lots of zoomies staring at their phones. i agree with this - anywhere that's even remotely urban is a soulless clone city these days. on the other hand I appreciate being out in nature more and more. will be doing it for decades yet inshallah

        Smartphones really turned the world into a real world empire/america. Even youth in fricking EGYPT are americanized!!!

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m currently in the Nordics, middle of nowhere, few other tourists. Guy in the local shop was watching Trump bond drama on his phone when I went in to pay for gas. Why does he know or care about that man’s finances.

          MENA is odd. The powers that be make a point about how anti American they are but almost anyone under 40 can’t get enough of it

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Started from birth with my Real Traveler dad.
    Oldest memory is falling from a bunkbed in a hostel.
    Now I'm 35 and never stopped, currently in a 2 years trip with gf, we're doing some nice shit, but he's still leaving me into dust at 60yo.

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only went on my first trip in november 2019 to Japan, it was life changing and I wanted to travel a ton, and then the plandemic happened and ruined all of it.

    I ended up going to austria in sept 2021 and then japan again last march, but somehow in between now and then I ended up getting married and now travel is hard again. I really want to travel solo because it's just perfect for my soul but it's hard to do that when I'd feel guilty leaving the wife behind. I don't mind traveling with her too but still

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to mention my age, I was 31 when I first travelled

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What made it life changing for you? Curious as I will also be taking my first trip over to Japan at 31

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It was only life changing because I was a sheltered turbovirgin who wanted to die and suddenly throwing myself into a foreign adventure awoke parts of my brain that had been shut down for literal decades due to my absolutely horrible life and crippling mental illness.

        It was like shock therapy and I went through a period of tremendous introspection and internal growth

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What age did you get into travel?
    I wanted to since I was 18 but the israelites shut down the border to inject everyone with their death serum (the Covid vaccine).

    Then I worked a year to afford to escape America. America is hell. It's a demonic country that worships Lucifer.

    I travel to not be in America, Satan's bowel

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    22, to SEA for acedemic programs. Went back at 24 and lived there for a year. Haven't traveled ever since because I no longer have constant support and encouragement from my peers.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Around 30, when I started having a comfortable income.

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    23 when I first started accruing lots of points and learning how to use them. Redemptions have worsened over the years and even though I can pay cash for everything now, I still use points for almost all of our flights and hotels.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started travelling internationally at age 20 (not counting border cities which I visited a few times as a kid and teen) when I went to Austria, and it is definitely more enjoyable when you get more experience. Also frick the neurotic homosexuals on this board for making me worry that I was too old for hostels, leading me to book AirBnBs for my second trip to Europe. Nobody gives a shit about age outside the US, not even in my own home country so I don't know why I paid attention to the FUD. I made friends with people aged 18-37 while being 25 myself, pretty sure you gotta be actually moronic, not just strongly introverted/socially inept which I am, to not socialize as a solo traveller at a hostel.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine thinking anyone on this board travels and arent larping fudbots

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