But they aren’t one in the same. And that’s the beautiful thing about freedom. We all get to choose to do more of what lights us up and when we experience the world this is included in that.
Not all people want pure pleasure when they travel the world. Some of us (myself included) want to learn, grow, connect with local cultures and find our way down a path that makes us feel challenged, exhausted, and uncomfortable at times.
On the flip side…
Not all people want pure challenge when they set foot out of the home they live in. They might have exhausting jobs or spend little time with family they care dearly about. For them a week in the mountains or in a bustling city seeing “bucket list” items and then taking naps or going out to dinner every night is exactly what they feel completes them.
You can have a little bit of both as well. While I “travel” much more than I “vacation” I have been known to go on vacation every once in a moon year or two.
I think the point of my post is to leave you with this. We are all so similar yet oh so very different. Let others seek out their own authentic path in life and you should also make sure you do the same for yourself. In fact doing it for yourself should be your only priority, let everyone else in the world carve it out for themselves and don’t try to change them 24/7.
If you are a traveler, love the vacationers and respect them and get to know them. Maybe even go on vacation once in a while.
If you are a vacationer, love the travelers and respect them and get to know them. Maybe even go travel once in a while.
They are not the same and we all traverse the planet for different reasons but the more we understand the difference and don’t question others intentions and instead put time and energy into our own quest, the more we will hopefully land in a life filled with peace.
Peace might be having your toenails ripped off on a mountain or drinking pina coladas on the beach. To each their own and bon voyage to both the travelers and vacationers!
Now tell us, do you consider yourself more of a traveler or a vacationer?
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