When it comes to traveling, I’m all about the destination.
I know you’re supposed to enjoy the journey too and I try, but – if I could say, “Beam me up, Scottie!” and arrive safely in Paris, London, New Zealand, or North Carolina…I would.
I wouldn’t miss the cramped spaces in cars, the icky fast food stops, the airport delays, the not-cleaned-often-enough airplane seats, the stifling regurgitated airplane air, the missed nap times, etc. That part of traveling? So NOT my favorite.
When we reach the destination, however, I’m Miss Fun-In-The-Sun (or rain or snow or whatever the case may be). I want to see the sights, to meet the people, to experience everything, and – yes – to relax too.
But since I can’t skip ahead to the destination, I figure I might as well do my best to make the experience on the road or in the air as fun and stress-less as possible. I want to savor the moments because the fact is that many of my fondest traveling memories have been in the car – especially pre-kids, when my husband and I would have long conversations about a million different things.
The reality is that I love traveling – the memory-making moments of pandemonium along the journey and the new experiences that await me at the destination (I just happen to like the latter more).
YOUR TURN: When it comes to traveling, are you more of a “destination” person or a “journey” person?
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