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Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by Wheelrim on 20 July 2007 3:09pm
 
For me it was my late Father. He spent 20 years in the Merchant Navy and was in Montevideo on V.E. day, at the town hall there, on stage, dressed as a ballerina as part of a ships company revue!.. Whilst in the M.N. he got up to mischief, which found him in hot water on occasions, Dad helped Jews return to (Then Palestine) Israel, Crewing one of two ships donated by Jewish Americans after the war, then spent two years in the Israeli Army (Haganah), a period he would never elaborate on, I still cannot get information on his time there though I was given some medals by the Israeli Embassy when I enquired after his death a few years ago. He was Jailed in Baltimore whilst trying to enlist in the U.S Army (Got TOO many points on the test apparantly, they checked further..). It was during the Mcarthy period, he was a Guest there for 10 weeks before being asked to leave. He then joined the Australian Army and spent 4 years in and around Wagga Wagga, I visited there, nice place. Back on the ships after that, then marriage and kids, funnily, he never really wanted to travel after that, though he did once tease us about buying an old London Double-Decker bus and just `doing one`!
Dad brought up 3 kids on his own, no bedtime stories, Travel stories were the norm. Dad influenced me no doubt. Who influenced you? Or, is it in the blood?
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by tucsonmike on 20 July 2007 3:32pm
 
When he got older, my paternal grandfather liked to take road trips all over the Eastern United States. My dad is a chemist and still travels a lot. I remember as a nine year old, seeing him off on the 20th Century Limited, (a crack passenger train between New York and Chicago). I remember watching the red carpet rolled out before the passengers were allowed to board.

It is both, Wheelrim. Being in the blood and then the blood being brought to a boil by seeing others travel.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by bandgeek512 on 20 July 2007 4:08pm
 
For me, it was (cliché alert!!) Michael.

Pah...I'm not creative enough.

I also assume my being cooped up all the time contributes.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by vlad all over on 20 July 2007 11:05pm
 
Quite simply it was the city of Rome. It was my first trip abroad without my parents and only my second trip abroad ever! The place just blew me away. Before that I'd had very little desire to see the world.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by kazzzz on 21 July 2007 4:22am
 
Was my Dad. He was a geography teacher and dragged us all around the country, reading maps, and also to many parts of the world. I couldn't imagine life without travel, albeit limited at the moment.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by Ginnyp on 22 July 2007 2:30am
 
My Dad too! Liked to squeeze me or fold me into the back of his sport's car and drive hundreds of miles to exotic locations in the south of France, Italy and Portugal. There's only 19 years between us and as I got older I could not cope with admiring vehicles so I told him I wanted to be a train driver. He went mad, so I got a train ticket for Europe with my then boyfriend. We had a great time all provided by a timetable from Worthing Station West Sussex....30 years ago.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by montyfreak0234 on 22 July 2007 2:57am
 
Unfortuneately, I have never felt the true experience of travel. :(
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by Ginnyp on 22 July 2007 2:59am
 
Monty
What rail routes do you have out of your town? My daughter is allowed 15 minutes north for shopping and 15 minutes south to see Daddy.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by geordiegirl on 22 July 2007 12:04pm
 
I think the Motive was always there, time produced the Means and the Opportunity. Parents never left England (except during WW2) - reacting against that probably contributed too.
 
Re: Someone, or something Must have instilled the travel-bug in you? by peripatetically on 22 July 2007 4:18pm
 
Baltimore Maryland?????
 
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