(quote) Joan-529855 said: Julie, I think it is really to each his own. I love to travel (even worked in the travel industry for years) however my former spouse does not, so I traveled with my kids as much as possible. He went with us a few times but was so miserable that he left. Since we flew for "free" (best airline employee perk) he usually hopped on the next flight back home while we stayed (and had a GREAT time without him). The saddest part is we made alot of "memories" without him. He also did not like to take a vacation day from work. He was very rigid and didn't like his routine disrupted. Now that he is gone we go on "vacations" (inexpensively, I get the smoking hot travel deals) and enjoy ourselves immensely. Last month we all went to Kauai and had a BLAST!! When we got back I took my daughter out for her birthday dinner and her dad wanted to come . When she showed him our photos from the trip he was angry, even sent me three very angry texts about how much we are enjoying life without him (of course we are). People who don't like to travel are obviously missing out on "life", but that is their choice and there is nothing you can do about it. Just enjoy every minute of your travel experiences. BTW, I grew up in a family with 8 kids and parents who owned their own business so we NEVER traveled together as a family. Where did I get the travel bug? Go figure. All I know is I would like a "traveling companion" not a "homeboy".
I agree with you 100%. If you stay home all the time, you know what's in store. I've read where you gain more happiness on travel where you are creating memories instead of buying things.
I recently returned from Lake George in Upstate, NY. Gorgeous lake. By chance, I met a woman on the 4th of July who told me her son was a marine and was shot twice in the head on his last tour in the Middle East. He's come a long way. She gave me some of his rubber bracelets and I did notice a guy in a wheelchair nearby. Sad news, there is a website telling his story. She was a very nice woman, I never would have met her if I stayed home.
Actually, some people are better off staying home. They are sticks in the mud who like to spoil things for others.