I regularly hear people talking about their travels around the world. They enjoy it, but they would rather be back at home adding to their stores or taken off to the honeymoon. Not me. I am sick and tired of the travel game.
Here is something that might be of benefit to you when you travel. I have written the following article to help you understand the nature of the beast (travel) and how best to handle it. This is a follow on article to a similar article about ‘How to Stay Healthy on Holiday’.
The Nature of the Travel Packages
by definition, it is necessary to add something personal to your travel itinerary. This something will either challenge or excite you. It can be a source of great pleasure from time to time. For the warriors, the challenge is the physical aspect of the trip. For the artists, it is the selection of artwork to hang on the walls while on holiday. For the poets, it is a quiet zone. For the geographers, it is the potential for new experiences. For the philosophers, it is the ability to think through issues without having to answer affirmatively. For entrepreneurs, the opportunity to sell the product is there.
In our day-to-day lives, we try to shoe a system to work. We often complain about our travel and holiday arrangements. We condition our self to accept whatever role the travel environment offers us. Even when the world economy slides into the recessionary footing, people still pursue their travel arrangements and purchase experiences. The traveled sands the runway at our local airport. Werimp and save just to spend our vacation budget once more. Thrift store vacations happen mostly in the backdrop.
The upset part of traveling
What upsets me about travel is that it has become a source of income. People use their time on vacation to enrich their lives.
When you travel, and you consider to have an extended time away from your work, you have to ask yourself these questions. What do you get out of the extended time away? What do you gain from it? If you gain some strength for your body, you might decide to stay in your home rather than go out there. If you don’t, you might decide to stay in your cottage.
I know some too-far sighted people who have returned from long trips to the beach only to discover that they’ve fallen in love with a country. Do you know the countries most visited? I know, the world has many wonders, but some of them are being discovered now.
Knowledge is power, and the more of it you have the more you can do. Look at the majestic Taj Mahal in India. Look at all that beautiful golden marble. Can you see the genuine geraniums growing on that Balinese volcano? Or for Pete’s sake opened your eyes to the wonders of the natural world.
Look at the Chinese Great Wall. How many people have seen that? Hundreds, thousands of tourists take a tour of it each year. Have you ever taken a closer look at that? Awe-inspiring.
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