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28 January 2012 - 9:28am

What is the Farthest You Have Been From Home?

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I would say the farthest I have been away from home is about 1000 miles.

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28 January 2012 - 9:26pm
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LOL! I just used Google Maps to see how far Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is from my home in MInnesota, lol! It is 2,192 miles and driving time says it would take me 1 day, 13 hours, but if I remember right, it was about a six to seven hour flight. That is the farthest I have been away from my home! Smile (And, believe me, I wish I was there RIGHT NOW at the same all-inclusive resort, digging my toes in the sand and drinking a "Bahama Mama," lol!)!!!

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29 January 2012 - 12:57am
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LOL! I just used Google Maps to see how far Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is from my home in MInnesota, lol! It is 2,192 miles and driving time says it would take me 1 day, 13 hours, but if I remember right, it was about a six to seven hour flight. That is the farthest I have been away from my home! Smile (And, believe me, I wish I was there RIGHT NOW at the same all-inclusive resort, digging my toes in the sand and drinking a "Bahama Mama," lol!)!!!

That sounds delightful. Maybe after you win a few more jackpots you can do just that. Do you have photos from then? I would love to see them. That is a long way from home!

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29 January 2012 - 3:12am
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I live in Michigan and I have been down to the Bahamas and out west to Arizona and Montana... that's as far as I have been, but I really want to go and see the world.

My wishlist is:

UK
Egypt
Australia
All Caribbean nations

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29 January 2012 - 10:03pm
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I live in Michigan and I have been down to the Bahamas and out west to Arizona and Montana... that's as far as I have been, but I really want to go and see the world.

My wishlist is:

UK
Egypt
Australia
All Caribbean nations

Hey 'Slim! I didn't realize we are almost neighbors. That is so cool! My son, and his gf, traveled to Michigan for camping trips the last two summers. They came back with so many beautiful photographs!

I would love to travel the world, too, but not sure I will ever have the opportunity unless I win a big jackpot. lol I would love to go on my first cruise and see any tropical places and beaches.

I want to see:

Hawaii
Italy
the beaches of Australia, Great Barrier Reef

Those are my top three, but I could add many, many more. Smile

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30 January 2012 - 1:54am
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I would love to visit every state in the USA. I've seen very little of it. I prefer the mountains though. I've never been to Michigan but have heard how pretty it is. Maybe one day...Smile

I have always wanted to visit Japan, but that was before the Fukishima disaster.

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30 January 2012 - 3:46am
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I live in Australia, which is far away from everywhere, so I'm going to be hard to beat here! The furthest I have been is probably a toss-up between Copenhagen in Denmark or Inverness in Scotland.

Yep... Inverness is it according to this site: http://www.mapcrow.info/

Sydney to Copenhagen: 16030km / 9961mi
Sydney to Inverness: 16798km / 10438mi

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30 January 2012 - 3:55am
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I live in Australia, which is far away from everywhere, so I'm going to be hard to beat here! The furthest I have been is probably a toss-up between Copenhagen in Denmark or Inverness in Scotland.

Yep... Inverness is it according to this site: http://www.mapcrow.info/

Sydney to Copenhagen: 16030km / 9961mi
Sydney to Inverness: 16798km / 10438mi

Ding! Ding! Ding! Flashing lights! I think this will be hard to beat.

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30 January 2012 - 5:50am
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Yes unless we find someone from Tasmania (southern-most state of Australia) who has travelled to Iceland or something.

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30 January 2012 - 7:04am
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I live in Australia, which is far away from everywhere, so I'm going to be hard to beat here! The furthest I have been is probably a toss-up between Copenhagen in Denmark or Inverness in Scotland.

Yep... Inverness is it according to this site: http://www.mapcrow.info/

Sydney to Copenhagen: 16030km / 9961mi
Sydney to Inverness: 16798km / 10438mi

That is incredible, CL-Ed. How many hours did it take for you to get to those places? Were you traveling with your family or was that before family? What did you think of Copenhagen? I am so curious about so many places around our world!

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30 January 2012 - 7:26am
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Both were part of an epic 3 month backpacking journey around Europe that my wife and I did years ago before we had kids. We bought a Eurail pass and started in London and ended up in Madrid via France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Spain + a few more probably!

The trip to Copenhagen was actually pretty memorable. We left Hamburg in an overnight train only we couldn't get a sleeper cabin so we had to sit up in a 6 person cabin. Halfway through the night the train had a problem while physically connecting to another train and it was delayed for something like 4 hours. But on the positive side, the train literally drives into the hull of a ship which then crosses the sea (the Baltic?). So you can get out and go up on to the deck and walk around. We went outside and it was so cold, my goodness (but I admit I am soft when it comes to cold). We got into Copenhagen about 5 hours late, but there was this musician guy we met in the train station who rents out rooms to travellers, so we got to stay with a cool guy in a real house for a few days. All in all Copenhagen was great, only hideously expensive for a couple of tight-arse backpackers.

As for Inverness, we visited there while driving around Scotland on the same trip. That was the furthest north we went in the UK. It was cold and dark and dreary - apologies to anyone from Inverness reading this but that is about all I can remember of the place! Plus we only stayed a night.

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30 January 2012 - 2:20pm
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I love hearing stories like this CL-Ed. Memories. Did you take many photos? I think a 3 month adventure like that would let you learn a lot about your partner.

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30 January 2012 - 6:29pm
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Wow! I am really so jealous. I wish I had taken advantage of more travel opportunities when I was younger, or even gone to college while younger and taught overseas or whatever! As a child, we did travel, but nothing like that! I love hearing these stories, too, because if i never get to any of these places, I can live vicariously through other world travelers. Wink

Thank you for sharing, CL-Ed! Smile

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