The saddest conversations I often have with friends and co-workers starts with “Where are you guys going next?” They know that we always have something next on deck to talk about. Are they asking because they are looking for ideas or just living vicariously through us? I know it’s polite conversation but I know they aren’t packing bags and having an adventure. It makes me a little sad.
Worse, I recently had a friend tell me that she wanted to “grow up to be like me,” after asking me where we were going next. I loved the sentiment but I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and tell her that she IS grown and she CAN be like me.
We love to travel. Anyone who knows us, if asked, would tell you this about us if that is the only thing they can say about us with certainty.
We sort of joke about it, but my Mom once even stated that we “travel more than most.” I guess that’s true, but again, a little sad! We love to travel. It’s our “thing!” We love to watch other people’s travel vlogs on You Tube (yes, we love to see other people’s vacation photos). I read travel blogs enough that I wanted to start one of my own. We study and dream. Heck, we have a bucket list and it is totally based on where we want to go.
A Wikipedia definition of travel that I just love states:
“Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be done my foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, ship or other means, with or without luggage and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements, as in the case of tourism.
To us, the term “travel” fits that definition in every way.
Did you even know that there is a National #PlanForVacationDay?” Yes! It’s January 28! THIS should be a proper National Holiday!
I love it but to us, every day is plan for vacation day!
Start now! Open a savings account and put a little in it each month. Talk to your friends that travel. Ask them where they go or better yet, go with them! If you don’t have the time, just take a long weekend somewhere within driving distance. (Of course, my advice is–make the time!) Go to the beach, rent a cabin, buy a tent and go camping, get a hotel room in a place you’ve never been and explore for the weekend, visit a friend in another state and let them show you around. The options are endless.
If you have some extra time and money, (HA! Lucky you!) call a Travel Agent that you trust or that a friend might recommend (I can connect you to a great one!) and plan the trip of a life time! Go to Alaska, go on a cruise, visit a National Park, GO. TO. ITALY!
Just GO! Use those vacation days. Enjoy your life! Make memories! You won’t be sorry!