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What is your (nearly impossible) fantasy for travel adventures?

Asked by prolificus (6523 points ) June 22nd, 2011

Have you ever imagined a travel adventure that had no financial or time restrictions? Some secret trip in your mind’s eye where you envision details of what it would be like?

My ultimate adventure has been to visit every significant small town, major city, and capital of every state in the USA. I would explore via motorcycle, camp whenever possible, and document everything unique and out of the ordinary (take pictures of people, places and things, write a travel blog, etc.).

For over a decade, in my mind’s eye I’ve tagged places on the map as I learned of someplace new or interesting via media (magazines, TV, podcasts, etc.) and via conversations with people I’ve met. I’ve no idea how long this adventure would take, or how much it would cost. However, I’ve daydreamed occasionally about the adventure’s logistics and feasibility.

How would you describe your ultimate journey?

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Mariah's avatar

I still kinda want to be an astronaut. So my ultimate journey would be going into space, for sure.

Blackberry's avatar

One of those $5,000 a night huts on a pier in a tropical paradise.

JLeslie's avatar

A fabulous cruise ship with apartment sized cabins that travels the world for a year, staying in port for 2–7 days depending the location.

jonsblond's avatar

I would love to spend the entire summer traveling (by car or motor home) from the west coast of Canada to the east coast of Canada, with a possible circle tour of Lake Superior.

The is my idea of heaven.

funkdaddy's avatar

I’ve always wanted to just go and live in another culture for a couple of months or more. Get a little apartment, find the little places to eat, make friends, check out the spots, but essentially just live and enjoy another way of seeing things.

Japan is #1 on my list, Italy would be a close second. So much interesting history for both.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

I want to smoke ayahuasca in the rain forest under the administration of a qualified Shaman.

King_Pariah's avatar

The Pariah in me wants someplace called nowhere

The King in me wants to go on a quest to find true love… can’t get much more cynical than I already am. “Every cynic is a disappointed romantic”

TexasDude's avatar

I want to hike across Antarctica (which I may actual do with my grandfather when I graduate).

I also want to take a Jeep trek across the Australian outback, and I want to travel across the US by car seeking out weird roadside attractions (I’m actually starting this at the end of the summer).

jonsblond's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Traveling across the US by car is something every American should do. It’s so much fun! =)

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Just purchase the vintage RV. Replaced all windows last week. Licensed on Monday. New AC installed yesterday. New brakes today. Been researching a lot on how to make a living photographing and writing about travels. Different game plan after closing the studio.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I really want to go to the moon.

It also would be pretty cool to go on a huge dog-sledding trip across Siberia. Not by myself though.

Hibernate's avatar

A remake of around the world in 80 days.
It’s impossible because nowdays we travel faster ..

ucme's avatar

I would ride on the back of a Pegasus, straight into a picture book vista of roman times.
Then i’d procede to hump the arse off all the cute gals at an orgy given in my honour….hussar!!

_zen_'s avatar

The Moon or Mars.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

At the top of my list is a trip to India. After working with many Indians who immigrated to the US and hearing their stories of their native country, the cultures sound fascinating. There was a documentary made by someone who traveled down the Ganges River and stopped off at little villages along the way. I’d like to do that, in addition to visiting all of the typical tourist sites. Also included would be to attend a traditional Indian wedding, as well as Diwali a.k.a. “The Festival of Lights”.

@prolificus and @Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard (and @KatetheGreat you as well based upon your post on your own question), May I recommend reading Bill Bryson’s The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America? I haven’t read this book, but if it is anything like Bryson’s book on traveling around the UK, it will be informative as well as utterly hilarious.

TexasDude's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer just ordered a copy for $0.01 on amazon. This is basically the kind of book my friend and I are writing, only with photography included.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard Photos included would be awesome. Let me know when the book is done. It would be an honor to be the first one to purchase it.

Allie's avatar

I want to go to the Cavern of Crystal Giants and Cenote Angelita. But I’m neither a spelunkerer nor a certified diver.

TexasDude's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I definitely will! :D

sliceswiththings's avatar

Mine came true. It wasn’t something planned beforehand, but my best friend and I ended up having a travel adventure. We were supposed to take a train from Paris to Valencia, Spain. Instead, we had bought tickets from Paris to Valence, France. We showed up in Valence at midnight, speaking no French, and had to find our way back to Spain. It was absolutely hilarious, a fun challenge, a great story, and undeniable bonding time with my friend. It was that trip that made us BEST friends. We stowed away on seven more trains and made it to Valencia 24 hours later.

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