Asked on 20 Feb 2020
Share with me your favourite countries that you have been to!
Sorry, I feel that mass tourism has spoiled everything.
In ancient times only the rich could afford 'leisure travelling',
the 'common man' did not complain.
Nowadays the majority can travel (and does), and although democratic
circumstances are a good thing, the sheer mass of travelers (sometimes bad mannered ones) destroy culture and the climate. (sorry in advance for my pessimistic view).
Far distance travelling should be done rarely, I feel. Often we do not know our own home regions.
I have not travelled extensively for 4 years now (for work few and between, but leisure no), ever since I started my night classes.
Initially, I will feel like I'm missing out and get a bit of cold turkey for 1-2 years. Because I travel 1-2 times a year for leisure and a few times a year for my work previously.
Among all, I like Alaska, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, and S.Korea the best. I think it's not so much about the places, but it's more about the people I was with. Those are the best memories made with my family, friends and church choir.
In my ex-workplace, if we hit our target, our company will arrange trip overseas to reward us. I've been to London, Paris and China on those years I've been with them, but I don't enjoy them as much as I would if I were to go with my family, friends and church choir.
If 4x per year is to travel with company, I think even 1x per year is a lot.
Last year i travelled to three places.
Taiwan, Thailand and Bintan.
Dont think travelling 4x in a year is a lot if you enjoy travelling.
I enjoy Bali, Bangkok, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Here are my tips on being a savvy traveller if you travel alot.
I travelled only once a year within Asia. I have cut down on travelling so that I could save more money for retirement. Travelling x4 times is fine as long as you could afford it.
Personally, I feel that 4 times a year is a bit too much. Although there are different factors to consider such as the duration of your travel and your destination as this plays a big role in how many times you can travel.
I travel at least twice a year. I dont think 4x is a lot. I would love to travel more if my leave allows. Favourite place: Scotland! Beautiful country to enjoy its scenic mountains and lakes!
About 1 to 2 times a year! Will usually have one long trip at the year of the year with my wife to relax and use up our annual leave haha, and another short trip to nearby countries like Malaysia sometimes.
Fav country: South Korea. Went there for exchange a few years back and have been back there almost every year after (this time with my wife :)) Not sure whats the pull there but we love the food, night life and the scenery there :)
Typically 1 long trip, and 3-4 short trips in a year. Favourite destinations for my short trips include Bangkok and JB. For long trips, I like to travel to countries like Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Haven't really had the chance to go US / Europe but hope to do so in the near future.
I think 2 times a year is the most standard 1 based on number of annual leave we have. But I do have friends travel every 2 months for short trip (4 days kind).
My favourite place is Taiwan, I'm considering to retire there in future.
I limit my personal travel plans to at most twice a year. In most cases, one trip will be within Asia and the other trip will be beyond Asia.
Honestly, I don't really enjoy travelling. Here is why: https://www.blog.pzl.sg/why-i-dont-like-to-travel/
However, some work trips are inevitable, e.g. speaking at keynote. I rarely turn down such opportunities as the event itself is pretty fun. That is about it.
My favourite countries will be Manchester, London Uk, as well as Berne, Zermatt Switzerland. I like how relax everyone is and I am able to capture the beauty of the place through my lens.
If you can afford to travel and see the world, then why not? 😉
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