Where I Went on Vacation: 11/24

Where have you been?

You can’t go home again. But you can make the world your home.

Travel can be a broadening experience … going new places, getting outside your comfort zone … or it can be a way to go home again: back to mom and dad’s, or the old cabin in the woods you’ve visited every year since earliest memory.

Have you taken a dream vacation? What made it so special?

Did you rough it or travel in comfort?

What’s it like to travel as a man, alone?

Have you ever gone on vacation with small children? Accompanied someone on a trip they couldn’t take alone, and that you wouldn’t otherwise have taken?

Did you go on a pilgrimage? How was it the same as stories you’ve heard from others who have gone on a similar journey, and how was it different?

What did you learn? What expectations were shattered? Did you meet someone who has changed your life?

Do you have any particular phobias that complicate travel: fear of germs, heights, water, crime? How did you overcome them?

How are you different for your experiences traveling?

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  1. Mark Neil says:

    I’m working on owning my own boat. I give myself another year of employment and I’ll have enough to buy one, ship it to my home port and slip it for a year. I can hardly wait.

    That said, I have had two notable, and very different vacations. The first was for my brothers wedding. I was single, surrounded by parents and my brother (8 years my younger) and his friends.It was a fascinating experiencing being outside both major groups, to old for the youngins, to young for the old folks.

    Ironically, I felt more alone on that trip than when I went to Cuba (I’m Canadian, I’m aloud :P) alone. This vacation was one of my favorites. I don’t know why.

    • I’d love to read a story about one or both of these vacations.

      • I’d love to be able to write a story and each of them, but I’m no writer. But I’ll see if I can find some time to post a little bit about each. Any suggestions on the kind of details you’d like included would help.

    • Lex Moran-Solero says:

      The wedding story sounds interesting, Mark, I hope you do it. By the way, Justin was very helpful when I attempted to write after decades of not doing so – and published my two pieces, much to my pride and amazement. 🙂

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