[quote text_size=”small” author=” Jan Morris ” author_title=”Historian and Travel Writer” link=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Morris”]
Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure, has become very largely a commodity, and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that it is a social requirement, too.
The daily lives of most people are definely structured and all too predictable. That’s not particularly a bad thing but it shouldn’t be the same way for their vacations and holidays, yet it almost always is.
Ironically the average vacation is not much different than a 9-to-5 job. You have to be at a certain place at a certain time then repeat and repeat…
Strict travel itinerary = work schedule.
Too much planning and committing ruins the spirit of travel and adventure. Spontaneity, freedom and intrigue is what’s missing in most people’s vacations.
Take a journey that’s all that. Open-ended, adaptable and unpredictable – even if time is limited.
Pick a location and a general list of places you MAY want to visit. Forget the factor of time and mere number of attractions. Chill and go with the flow.
Don’t go on a vacation to get away from normal life, go on a journey to make a more interesting one.
Go on Journeys, Not Vacations.