Every once in a while, we start to feel that itch. Suddenly, it begins to feel as though the walls are closing in around us. We feel irritable and on edge as our schedules begin to feel boring and even mundane.
We have to get away.
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”
And really, no matter the circumstance, we all feel this urge to travel once in a while. We long to leave our normal lives behind and go on an adventure. When books and TV shows no longer are enough to satisfy that craving, we must take some time to experience it for ourselves.
So we make our decision. We make our budget, book the tickets, and get underway.
The journey can often be just as entertaining as the destination. It’s amazing to see what people in different places do and how they do them. We often find it just a bit different than what and how we do things ourselves.
“Wherever I go, I’m watching. Even on vacation, when I’m in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things.”
Once we arrive, there is so much to see and do! In fact, going on vacation can sometimes feel almost like…well…work!
The biggest regret we hear from our guests is that perhaps they scheduled a bit too much to do during their vacation. While having a plan is necessary, sometimes it best to leave time for nothing at all.
To schedule some time for rest.
To schedule some time for reflection.
Or even schedule a spontaneous night just enjoying the hotel room.
“Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.”
That extra time for rest and creative rejuvenation is not time wasted. In fact, this time of rest actually makes us much more productive when we return to work.
“The breaks you take from work pay you back manifold when you return because you come back with a fresher mind and newer thinking. Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation. “
And then it’s time to return home. While it may not be exotic or new, home is ultimately one of our favorite places to be. After days or weeks away, it’s always nice to sleep in our own beds. And, perhaps, see it a little bit differently than before we left.
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
T. S. Eliot
What do you think? Do you like the quotes we chose? What are some of your favorite travel and adventure quotes?