Recently, I have seen this quote floating around Facebook, and it totally bums me out. It assumes that the only reason people go on vacation is to escape life. I don’t know what planet Seth Godin is from, but in my world, traveling is to enhance an already awesome life. Traveling is for learning about different cultures, understanding history, experiencing art, eating good food, making new friends, and bringing all these experiences home with you to share with those you love. Vacations are a win-win for anyone with the glass half full.
In my world, vacations/travel is an awesome way to enhance life, not a way to escape it. Am I right? Now, May I please have this message circulate the internet, so the world doesn’t have to feel bummed out for going on vacation? Seriously, folks.