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Hitchiker_bear

Since Feb 2007

65+ year old female

Country Victoria, Australia

my passions are travel, photography, and gardening and animals/birds. Travel always includes walking, either long distance or day hiking. Prior to any travel, extensive research on the places we intend to visit; Tripadvisor has figgured greatly in this research, especially with accommodation which can be hit and miss. Also the Rough Guides and Lonely Planet. We (a retired couple) always backpack light, in the off seasons, dislike and will not queue for a long time to see anything. Off seasons travel has the advantage of being able to arrive in a city or town and view your accommation before accepting. (prepared with a list of options and locations gleaned from guide books to assist) If we love a place we stay longer, if first impressions are not favourable...move on. Forward travel research is essential for such decisions. Many times we come across some place interesting and unexpected...these are the memorable gems of the travel experience.
Travel Style
Backpacker
History Buff
Nature Lover
60+ Traveller
Thrifty Traveller
Peace and Quiet Seeker
Hitchiker_bear's TripCollective Progress
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39,872
Level 6 Contributor
Readership
300,000 Readers
Helpful Reviewer
300 Votes
Top Photographer
100 Photos
Top Contributor
50 Reviews
Passport
154 Cities
Total Points 39,872

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