Well, I'd love to travel more, because I love to travel, love to learn and educate myself and my husband and would love to see more of the world for
both of us.
However, times I traveled out of the country, felt like I was what one would label a terrorist. The last time(this was before passports were a must
have between CA and US-we figured we live near the border-why by an 80 dollar passport to go enjoy ourselves-but we were very wrong apparently!); My
friend and I were very welcome to visit Canada(:up
, they asked why I was visiting" We're going to go swimming, eat at a restaurant, shop, etc" and
we were welcomed with open arms.
The return through American costumes was very harsh. We, my friend and I, were very inconspicuous looking, were driving a fairly new car and well
groomed. Oh, but our ages, 24 and 25 yrs, must have made the agent agent willing to see us as "hiding" drugs or alcohol on our way home. We were
investigated for an hour or more, car searched, our names ran, we felt battered. We had seen previously people with passports almost drive right
through into CA. Didn't have the time to notice any leaving with passports. So, I can't conclude people leaving who had a passport to be treated the
same, but part me thinks they were too, esp., if younger.
Hard to travel as younger person? Possibly.
I guess they due that to keep us in the country, making us feel unwelcome to come home.
Also, because of rising costs, leaving the country to travel is harder to do.
edit on 7-5-2011 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)
Europeans travel more from country to country to shop, as Americans go from state to state for shopping and some Canadians come to America to
shop(eastern BC, etc)
edit on 7-5-2011 by dreamingawake because: fixed