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Fusaichi Pegasus
Lamar Fan
Meh He Co
Member since Oct 2010
12395 posts

I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
I make a modest living but with 3 kids it hinders my travels.
How the hell do yall travel so much? All single, older?


FieldandStream1
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Feb 2012
157 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
Most people are full of shite and exaggerate. This is an anonymous internet message board.


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
12911 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
Everyone just chooses to spend their disposable income differently. We don't live in a super huge house or drive luxury vehicles, so we are able to afford a handful of fun vacations every year.

We do invest time in finding good deals and staying in small boutique hotels. We try to immerse ourselves into the culture in the country we visit as opposed to just staying at an all-inclusive resort and not experiencing the local people and food
This post was edited on 12/27 at 9:07 pm


Fusaichi Pegasus
Lamar Fan
Meh He Co
Member since Oct 2010
12395 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
Don't get me wrong we travel, but some of these places would eat up my annual travel budget.


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notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
37113 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
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Most people are full of shite and exaggerate.


So you think people who are posting on a travel board, many of who are providing pictures and reports, are full of shit?
This ain't the OT baw.


tduecen
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2006
135448 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
A lot seem to do it for work


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speckledawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
1240 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
Traveling to very distant destinations often for work (on a single airline, etc) allows for a lot more frequent/affordable personal travel.


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speckledawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
1240 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
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Most people are full of shite and exaggerate. This is an anonymous internet message board.




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Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
69418 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
I travel for work and can swing two or three trips a year just on the points earned from my work travel. Add in my credit card spends, and a few bump vouchers, and we’re good for a few trips a year.


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Pettifogger
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Feb 2012
49123 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
I just assume 90% of this board has a 100k travel budget per year, the huge bulk of which bizarrely goes to repeated trips to Disney


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hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
6785 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
No kids, work according to the academic calendar, self employed spouse....plus prioritizing travel over a fancy ride, bigger house, or things like jewelry or personal care (those mani/pedi/hair dye/highlights seriously add up over time). With what some ppl spend on a watch, I can travel for a couple years.

You can also travel with an eye toward thrift, prioritizing experiences and sights over luxury hotel rooms, expensive flights, and traveling in peak seasons.


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Spirit of Dunson
Columbia Fan
Member since Mar 2007
22807 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
I am very lucky that I work for a European company in Germany, so I have 6 weeks vacation and a decent income from being an expat. I also have 3 kids, but my wife and I have learned some valuable lesson about travel with kids that makes it work (they've been to 18 countries in the past~4 years).
On top of that, my job is global in nature, so I get several international trips per year.

When we return to the states, we hope to keep this travel mindset alive and take our kids throughout the US. Long weekends at new cities and stuff like that.


Globetrotter747
Member since Sep 2017
329 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
My living is pretty modest, too. However...

1. I am single with no kids.

2. I travel solo and don't have to worry about anyone else approving of the hotel (usually budget places), restaurants (usually McDonald's), and I can do what I want to do as fast or slow as I want to do it.

3. I have seven weeks off spread throughout the year.

4. I am patient and do a lot of long term planning and searching for good deals.

5. Traveling is a priority. I sacrifice quite a bit to be able to travel because I love it.


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Indfanfromcol
LSU Fan
LSU
Member since Jan 2011
13536 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
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I am very lucky that I work for a European company in Germany, so I have 6 weeks vacation and a decent income from being an expat.



You hiring?


lighter345
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2009
11195 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
Honestly if it weren’t for credit card points no way I could afford to travel the way I do with my income. Having a significant other that is into the points game as well is huge so we can both pay our way. I’ve done Sedona, San Fran and Peru(here now) for the last three New Years eves for at least 5 days almost exclusively on points for flights, tours and room. Puerto Rico for July fourth in 2016 as well because I liked it best of Southwest’s one ways(companion pass). Probably forgetting of one other “big” trip. Airbnb also has some great properties for good prices.
Other small weekend trips like Buffalo(saints), DC, golf trips etc.


tduecen
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2006
135448 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
No shit, I am interested


Indfanfromcol
LSU Fan
LSU
Member since Jan 2011
13536 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
Going off topic, but recently unemployed so I started looking into expat opportunities and can’t get shite being young with little experience. All I want to do is gain global experience while also being able to travel the world, is that too much to ask for?


tduecen
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2006
135448 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
It seems when I was looking about teaching overseas every site wanted me to pay a fee in order to be considered. A couple I did pay and did the application process only to not hear shite from them.

The government website for people looking for employment out of state sucks as well and is a pain to navigate


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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
21092 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
My kids are grown so that expense is (mostly) gone.

I use miles for most of my flights. I put all of my companies purchasing on a credit card so I accumulate a lot of miles and points. We have a group of ten that are all pretty comfortable financially and enjoy traveling with each other which makes traveling even more enjoyable. No one in the group is needy so if we're at a destination and a couple or a smaller group wants to splinter off and do their own thing for a day or two no one is offended. The group has trips scheduled to Isla Mujeres, St. John and Italy this year.


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hoopsgalore
Wisconsin Fan
Chicago, IL
Member since Nov 2013
5835 posts

re: I am envious. How can you people travel so much?
I'm not married / don't have kids, travel once or twice each month for work, and my girlfriend + I don't do much traveling outside the country. Easy to get to a lot of places in the continental U.S. with time and miles.


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