We work full time, and still we travel…a lot! Many people will ask us about our last trip, or what we are doing over the weekend, and unless we’ve just been to someplace like France, they look at us like we are crazy. It’s true. We are a bit crazy.
Even though we love France, and we love to get out and explore and do things that aren’t usually on too many people’s lists, it’s our love to get out and do something different. For example, when we went to Switzerland to see the cows come home and visit the farm. Most people haven’t even heard of it, much less want to go. Or when we went rose-picking in Turkey in mud up to our calves. It was messy, but beautiful and getting to know the local women was such a bonus. Or the time that we flew to Japan (from Germany) for the weekend to see our daughter and go to the Sumo tournament. The looks we get when we’ve told people what we’ve done!
Travel is like that. It’s individual. There are people who want to cruise the world, bike the world, who want to visit every capital city in the world. We know these people and we applaud them. Good for you! Do it! We don’t want to do any of those things. We like our travel our way, and you should like it your way!
Forget the traveler versus tourist argument. We consider ourselves travelers as well as perpetual tourists. We struggle just as much as anyone new to a city. You should have seen us trying to figure out how to by a Czech bus ticket in a machine. It took 15 minutes. But then we were on our way to the center of stunning Prague, and it makes it all worthwhile.
Travel is personal. Find out what you like, walk your own road and enjoy it!
How do you like to travel? Do people look at you a little different when you say what you are doing next?
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