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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2023
    My secret to travel is to just never go anywhere

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    Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    flying sucks and is unpleasant

    going places is cool though

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I love going places!

    I hate traveling.

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    OghulkOghulk Tinychat Janitor TinychatRegistered User regular
    My rule of thumb is that if I can drive somewhere in 8 hours or less it's cheaper and easier to drive than it is to fly. More than that and it's usually better to fly unless I feel like doing two days of driving.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Wait

    People have places to go?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I hate it on vacation.

    You take a 10 day vacation…if you fly 2 of those become travel days. Then you need the first day to recover from the first travel day. Then you need to be home and still have at least a day off to recover and reset before going back to work.

    By the time you’re done a ten day vacation is more like a 5 day vacation.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    i rode on airplanes before 9/11 but i never thought to really make a note of my experience and have no memory whatsoever of what the terminal or security was like. i guess i should have been more observant just incase!

    The wild thing is how casual people talk about air travel

    That's a lot of money must be nice

    When I was at my brokest it was still cheaper to fly than to drive (not to mention the risk of an automotive disaster I'd have been unable to afford), so I'd skip lunch a few days a week for a few months and that'd eventually add up to a plane ticket

    But in a conversation about air travel I wouldn't necessarily divert to go, "Now just so you know all this air travel was morally righteous because I suffered an appropriate amount elsewhere," as that would be odd. Instead I would probably discuss the matter casually.

    Oh sorry? I wasn't trying to be a dick or imply air travel is bad and no one should do it, it is cheaper depending on where you live like anything and it's actually pretty cool that on a scale it's pretty affordable to almost everyone

    But it's also not universal so sorry I guess for being lame

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    My girlfriend and I leave after work and start driving and usually get wherever we are going halfway through the first day of vacation and get right to enjoying wherever we went.

    I think DC from South Florida is the limit of what we can do. It works really well going to the Smokey Mountains for a quick hike and then setting up camp. You definitely need more than one person to make driving worth it so you can get some sleep while the other is driving and be willing to sleep for an hour or two at a rest area.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    if i had my druthers, i'd be able to take amtrak everywhere

    though a little is lost with them no longer forcing you to meet strangers if you use the dining car

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2023
    edit!

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    I used to be so uncomfortable and in need of distraction when flying, but at some point my brain learned to enter low-power mode where I'm not exactly sleeping but not awake either. Wearing an n95 mask on cross country flights definitely built up endurance. I think exercising helps get rid of excess energy before or after the flight and possibly being just a under-rested.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    I fuckin, I hate airplanes so much

    Conceptually? Cool. In terms of engineering? Interesting. Comfort level? Mediocre but being first class is fun when you luck into it.

    Being high off the ground? FUCK that. Love the ground. Love gravity as experienced from the ground. There's a little part of my brain that is constantly going "well this is how I die" from the moment I step onto the apron to when we touch back down, typically not in a ball of fire at least thus far in my life.

    For a while there I was flying often enough to trigger boredom unless we hit turbulence (and then it's struggling to cope with my anxiety) but the pandemic/lockdown period of not travelling seems to have reset things a bit on that metric, regrettably.

    I don't get this on trains or in buses or even in terrifying cab rides. Just planes, where I'm constantly aware of just how fucking high we are. I don't love it.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I prefer staying grounded. It’s where I belong

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I don't love heights, but I don't particularly get freaked out by being high in the air on an airplane. My big problem with air travel is that you're sort of locked into your seat for most of the flight, and time loses all meaning. I'll sit at home in one chair for hours at a time, sure, but it's easier mentally because I could get up and wander around, or go outside or do anything else. There's always a point like halfway through a flight where my brain goes, "you should be off this plane by now" and I look at the time and we've still got two or three hours left. That moment is the worst part of any flight for me.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I have a fear of heights but I love airplanes. I get panic attacks looking over a railing from the second story or just being on the upper half of an average ladder, but I'll snag a window seat on a plane and watch with excitement as the world falls away.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Walking around in a high place freaks me out. Going up a steep hill on a roller coaster or into the air on a plane? No worries at all in my brain. I think I just need better safety measures than, "don't walk over there"

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    After being stuck on the taxiway for hours a few times with the air system turned off, the feeling of lifting off is the best part of the flight for me

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Walking around in a high place freaks me out. Going up a steep hill on a roller coaster or into the air on a plane? No worries at all in my brain. I think I just need better safety measures than, "don't walk over there"

    I also get uncomfortable if I look straight down from a height through a window or over a balcony and go "ah fuck that's high", I get a weird brain feeling about it

    I tend to avoid coasters aside from like, ones I really trust in particular - I'll ride most rides in Disney or at least some of the thrill rides at Universal, for example, but only wooden coasters or rat trap style ones at a Six Flags tier theme park, stuff that is a little less "wanna go fast"

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    PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    I usually shoot for an aisle seat, and end up at the wing or forward. For the most part I don't get bothered by the height or even the occasional turbulence anymore.

    But one time we were flying back from Montana on a smaller plane, and I was by the window in the back, and something about seeing the whole wing in front of me and BIG SKY COUNTRY all around, I don't know what it was but the visual made me very uncomfortable, especially with any turbulences bump. It felt like I was OUT THERE on the edge of the plane somehow.

    Would not recommend.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I avoid coasters in general after the one time I was on Space Mountain at Disneyland and the ride broke down in the middle of it. That wasn't the bad part. The bad part is when they needed to turn on the lights and I got a look at how close my head was coming to some of the tracks I'd been feeling whoosh by at 6'5".

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i do not like high stairs or ladders

    i do not trust i will not fall

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    i hate flying in real life. i like flying in video games. i cant stand being on planes, in the air, afraid of heights, afraid of all that. i have only flown when i had absolutely no other choice and/or for work (aka i am being paid to fly)

    now i have multiple children and that is my golden excuse to always turn down flights because flying with small children is hell. ill get in my car and drive, thank you

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    H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    I tend to get intrusive thoughts when in a high place near an edge of me falling to my death.

    Planes I'm fine in though. I think it's the exposure. In a plane I'm in a sealed tube. No way am I gonna fall out that tiny window next to my seat so my brain is cool.

    On a tall building near a railing though. No thanks, I'll just backup a few feet and admire the view from there.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I get vertigo by seeing a tall spot and imagining standing next to it. I am a big baby about heights.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    I love roller coasters. What I don't trust are water slides

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    reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I love roller coasters. What I don't trust are water slides

    Yeah, diarrhea is terrible.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I love roller coasters. What I don't trust are water slides

    Oh you shouldn't, you really shouldn't

    I love them but they're entirely chaos and then whoops broken collarbone

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I do not like roller coasters or water slides.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I'm entirely cool with heights. No problem with planes, tall buildings, I've changed lights on a rickety ladder in a theater, etc. I will sometimes have intrusive thought problems with them, so peering off of cliff faces or the roofs of buildings can still get me, but that's less the height I'm concerned about and more myself.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    There's something extremely fun about going from really high up to really far down very fast safety be damned

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I'm fine with heights, hate edges. Can be in the upper atmosphere, not a problem. Standing on a chair? Absolutely pathetic baby person.

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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    I’ll take calls about my car’s extended warranty over the call of the void any day, that shit is a nightmare for me

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I want to meet the guy who designed glass elevators on the outside and hit him in the bread basket because what the fuck man

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Cello wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I love roller coasters. What I don't trust are water slides

    Oh you shouldn't, you really shouldn't

    I love them but they're entirely chaos and then whoops broken collarbone

    Roller coasters I look at and especially with newer ones, I'm like, "they've got the tech in place to make sure that this goes the way they want it to go." With water slides I'm like, "why is there a contraption here"

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I've seen the corkscrew at cedar point get stuck upside down a few too many times

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    I love roller coasters. What I don't trust are water slides

    Oh you shouldn't, you really shouldn't

    I love them but they're entirely chaos and then whoops broken collarbone

    Roller coasters I look at and especially with newer ones, I'm like, "they've got the tech in place to make sure that this goes the way they want it to go." With water slides I'm like, "why is there a contraption here"

    Water slides are for kids who are basically made of rubber, not adults.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I never did a water slide when I was a kid they seemed even more terrifying than roller coasters even then

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Water slides are theoretically fun, but walking up some wooden tower where everyone is dripping water is the exact opposite sort of anticipation I like, and I almost always came out of water parks with the worst sunburns of my life. Pass.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    if i had my druthers, i'd be able to take amtrak everywhere

    though a little is lost with them no longer forcing you to meet strangers if you use the dining car

    What?! They got rid of that?!

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    LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    edited September 2023
    My superpower is being able to fall asleep in my seat while the plane is still on the tarmac and not wake up until about five minutes prior to landing. I can do this no matter the time of day, how crowded the plane is, and how much sleep I had the night before.

    It makes flying pretty ok. Train is by far my favorite way to travel though.

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