Mar 27th, 2001, 11:35 AM
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Hey, Judy,
I was DEFENDING the post, ie. "charming post". It gets tiring seeing all those words being used on this site and I merely wanted people to stop it and see the post for what it is. I like the post!
Mar 27th, 2001, 12:32 PM
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Sorry xxx, I really must be losing it...I knew you were defending this post....I meant to say "Homebound" and "Me too"... whew, this getting older stuff, is tough business...Judy
Mar 27th, 2001, 12:40 PM
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I, too, love travel, planning travel, talking about travel, just plain living "travel"--but I do envy your joy of airports and airplanes. While I can sometimes get into an airport trance thing that's kind of a nice transition time, nothing has ever made me enjoy airplanes. (Okay, one flight was okay...for once, a really cool and fascinating seatmate from Brandeis. But one out of the many is not enough for me to have any fondness for planes!)
Mar 27th, 2001, 01:06 PM
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Everyone on this site is "suffering" from the same psychological condition.
It's called Dromomania, which is defined as 'the compusive urge to travel' ( Michael Palin - 'Around the world in eighty days' ). I believe that this where the Dromedary Camel gets its name. I am extremely happy to confirm that I too have this selfsame condition, & hope that I continue to "suffer" it 'till they put me in a box !
Mar 27th, 2001, 01:12 PM
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Roger: If you ever need a travel partner . . . . My sentiments exactly and thanks for waxing eloquent! I get wanderlust passing art galleries depicting foreign vistas, posters in travel agency windows, or restaurants done up in European style. I have to be held back at the airport when I go to pick up my visitors. People like us shouldn't be allowed to bring our passports to the airport when we're simply functioning as our friend's taxi service. Too tempting. (They always talk about the Irish being a wandering race. Too true!)

I'm leaving in mid-May for two months overseas and already my apartment is littered with travel gear, guidebooks, travel reading. The slightest hint of a travel subject, and my concentration is thrown off a business subject and I'm in daydreaming mode. The only everyday responsibilities I relish handling are the arrangements for utilities/phone automatic billing and online banking during my absence.

And as you said, every aspect of travel is scintillating. From chatting on the way to the airport with the foreign-born taxi driver who recommends another little out-of-the-way spot in Croatia to advising first-time travelers in a panic to find the right gate. From transforming my plane seat into my own personal 12-hour "nest" to giggling to myself in the mirror of the lavatory that I'm finally on my way again!! I have a ball surrounding myself with my fun-to-try-out-this-trip travel gear and experimenting with gadgets recommended by traveling friends.

And the love of travel makes people instant friends. I just returned from Edmonds, WA, where 3000 like-minded travel lovers showed up for a Travel Festival put on by Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door. We, as strangers, shared advice ranging from walking shoes to packing tips to a favorite restaurant anywhere from La Crepe Bretonne in Vancouver to the unnamed one in Tunisia. The connections were instanteous, and e-mails were exchanged fast and furious with requests for trip reports.

Since my foreign-born parents started my travelling life as a newborn, the travel bug has been incurable and one which I never want to be rid of.
Mar 27th, 2001, 01:52 PM
me too
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OK, duh, I love to travel too. Love the planning, love blah, blah blah. I'm addicted, blah.

I'm leaving in 1 1/2 weeks for vacation. Thanks for your concern.

Mar 27th, 2001, 02:09 PM
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I'm one of those sickos that loves the airport. I'll arrive hours before my flight, spend alot of time picking out my magazines for the flight, just absorbing the buzz at the airport. When its a long time in between trips a friend and I will go to the airport for coffee (forget Starbucks for us) and just watch all the people go by.

My only problem.....my boyfriend is the type that hates airports, complains about the legroom etc all until he gets to where we are going then he's the perfect travel partner.
Mar 27th, 2001, 03:46 PM
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We love to travel. We enjoy the preparation of plans and the many changes. Reading this forum, magazines, searching through our file systems "I just know I clipped an article about...." Trying to pack everything in two carry-on bags. Making sure the Palm Pilot has the latest addresses of family and friends. We especially enjoy buying greeting cards in any language other than English. Even the card which we thought was wishing you a happy day, instead it was "for death" as the sale clerk explained laughingly.
Travel---is us !
Mar 28th, 2001, 05:13 AM
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I'm so hooked I had to move to Europe, and after 2 1/2 years I still can't get enough of it. We take 10-15 trips a year and it's still not enough! I thought moving here would cure me but I've only gotten worse. I don't need a car, fancy clothes, or any stuff, just let me travel!
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