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Anybody Else Dislike Traveling?

post #1 of 14
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We just spent a few weeks in the U.K. and I was reminded why I don't like traveling - it's exhausting! I can't sleep on the plane (ding! ding!) and I usually don't sleep the night before, either, so too many nights of sleep are missed. It took 21 hours each way (door to door) and Heathrow Airport... what a zoo!

London was cool, and so was Northern Ireland where we spent time at Castlerock, but I wish I could just beam there again for a day or two and not have to make that long trip. I don't know how my husband goes to Europe and back four times in six months...

Anybody else feel like I do?
post #2 of 14
How long's the flight? Maybe a sleep aid is in order?
post #3 of 14
I remember when flying used to be fun and a lot less stressful. Airlines and TSA are so picky about stuff that people get easily angered and you just have a whole airport full of sullen, irritated people. Also, Airlines don't give out meals on long flights like they used to, they are cutting back on stuff that used to make people have better experiences.
post #4 of 14
I don’t mind traveling. To be honest I usually get half drunk lol . I am a huge fan of wine and usually when I visit home (about a 2.5 hour flight) I can down 2 of those tiny bottles, probably almost 3 glasses.

I’m usually made fun of when I arrive since usually its in the afternoon. But hey, if it helps, it helps.

I also find people on the plane to be quite friendly if you talk to them. I have only been on one flight that was half full where i didnt find someone to chat with the whole way. So i dont mind becasue i usually have a blast on planes.
post #5 of 14
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Wow I just realized I probably sound ungrateful, which is not true. I am very happy I had the opportunity for this trip (and I'm happy it's over).


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How long's the flight? Maybe a sleep aid is in order?
The overseas flights were about 9 hours, but I'm way too paranoid to sleep on the plane! And I had to keep an eye on our ten year-old. But that's a good idea if you are traveling alone.

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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
I remember when flying used to be fun and a lot less stressful. Airlines and TSA are so picky about stuff that people get easily angered and you just have a whole airport full of sullen, irritated people. Also, Airlines don't give out meals on long flights like they used to, they are cutting back on stuff that used to make people have better experiences.
I want to fly first-class, not in the back of the plane with the farm animals and chickens.

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Originally Posted by silvionc View Post
I don’t mind traveling. To be honest I usually get half drunk lol . I am a huge fan of wine and usually when I visit home (about a 2.5 hour flight) I can down 2 of those tiny bottles, probably almost 3 glasses.

I’m usually made fun of when I arrive since usually its in the afternoon. But hey, if it helps, it helps.

I also find people on the plane to be quite friendly if you talk to them. I have only been on one flight that was half full where i didnt find someone to chat with the whole way. So i dont mind becasue i usually have a blast on planes.
Ha ha, I had some wine on the way back. The DS and PSP are very good, and there are some decent movies to watch.
post #6 of 14
I don't mind the actual traveling stuff, I just have no interest in going anywhere.
post #7 of 14
I LOVE traveling (= Went to France, Belgium and Germany for 15 days in June. I can't sleep on planes either, but the three movies they played helped a lot. The jet lag was pretty crazy, and for the first week I was up at very early hours every morning, but all in all I had agreat time and would do it again in an instant.
post #8 of 14
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I don't mind the actual traveling stuff, I just have no interest in going anywhere.
If you really mean that, that's sad!

I like going places, but don't like the ACT of having to to travel. And flying - bah! it's become a HORRIBLE experience!!
post #9 of 14
I felw Westjet which is not known for super duper service, but I got almost more food than I could eat. They gave us dinner, then a snack, then breakfast, and there was a menu that you could order extra food from if you needed to.

With kids I can see it being quite a bit more challenging.
post #10 of 14
I love to travel, but mainly by car. If we can drive, we do. We just took a trip last week - 12 hours to NJ (9pm-9am) driving. Then left at 10pm and drove to 5am to get to Maine. Proceeded to leave Maine at 3:30pm Sunday and arrive home at 11:00am Monday (yesterday... I'm BEAT!)

Our next long drive is out to Colorado. I prefer not to fly, if you couldn't tell I also enjoy traveling by boat, as long as it's about 900ft long, 12 floors, and the food is included
post #11 of 14
I love to travel and see new places, however, I don't like the flying experience! Our plane did (ding!) a lot, and then we sat right where first class and economy split, so I heard the constant snapping and unsnapping of the curtain, along with a baby crying nonstop for 5 hours and I wasn't the only one who wanted to throttle that baby!!

So with a 8 hour flight of constant noises, I woke up every 10 mins and instead of feeling like we were flying to Germany, it felt like we were going to China!

I was totally exhausted because after the first 2 days we drove from Germany to France to take the chunnel and ended up in England all on the same day. We spent a day in London and it was hectic! We went to stonehenge the next day and then on to the Ferry in Wales which did not leave until 2:45 am! So I got about 4-5 hours of sleep on the cruise ship and we were in Ireland.

Spent a day in Dublin and then off to the next Ferry to Scotland for a tour...the next day it was driving back through England to catch the chunnel back. We spent 6 hectic days driving....

Anyway, I love to travel and see places, but at a much slower pace...I hope I will be able to enjoy WI at christmas time.
post #12 of 14
I enjoy traveling!!

Flying has gotten a bit more interesting though. I bring some books and LOTS OF SNACKS!!
If drinks are available thats a good option too!!

My problem is when I fly somewhere I see too much stuff to buy and want to bring back
home.

Crying babies are a bit of a pain to listen though.....
post #13 of 14
I love flying! I would rather fly than drive personally. But traveling is grueling sometimes.

When I used to live in Guam, visiting home was an 8 hr plane trip to Hawaii. Normally there would be a 2 1/2-3 hr layover, then a 7 1/2 hr trip to Houston. NO layover, in fact I would have to basically run from one end of the airport to another to make it in time. Then a 3 hr flight from Houston to Baltimore and a 3 hr drive to my parents house. The funny thing is, I normally arrived home 2 hours after I left Guam!

I usually don't have any problems sleeping on the plane, which my neighbors don't like too much! I normally warn them ahead of time that if I start snoring to just hit me. I did get bumped up to first class once from Baltimore to LA, and that was the ONLY time I didn't sleep on the plane! I wanted to enjoy EVERY moment of luxury because it will probably never happen again.
post #14 of 14
Beings as I get car sick, air sick, & home sick easily....I tend to just save myself the trouble & stay home!

When flying....I had a horrible time. I am clausrophobic & have a fear of heights, so that makes things worse.
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