You’re tired of sitting and your legs are cramped. You’re beginning to realize you’ve seen the inside of a plane or bus than you’ve seen of your destination.
Rather than feeling relaxed, you’re stiff. You’re scatterbrained instead of enlightened. You are once again stuck in another vehicle on a sunny day instead of chatting with locals or hanging out at the beach.
Yes, you are on vacation, but the bad news is that instead of enjoying the place itself, you’re spending your vacation getting places.
It’s a regular problem for travelers
You have everything planned out for your vacation, and you’re going to get the most out of your vacation. However, travelers are busy rushing about and barely seeing anything but a glimpse of the country.
Travelers talk about visiting Chiang Mai for two days, making the dizzying three-hour journey to Pai for only a day, then making it to the Full Moon party the following day, which is almost 2,000 kilometres away. Some travelers are attempting to stuff exploring Costa Rica and Nicaragua in ten days altogether or seeing most of Europe in less than one month.
These people are not wrong, and there is no right way to travel. But are you really experiencing a country this way? Is it worth hurrying around everywhere instead of just appreciating a few places?
Truthfully, trying to shove 10 destinations into a two-week vacation is not a very smart idea. You won’t enjoy yourself. And when it all ends, you’ll probably be left with empty pockets and a headache.
Don’t stress yourself out like that on vacation. This mistake is going to ruin your plans to relax on the beach, understand cultural areas of interest, and really take everything in.
You can still enjoy a destination fully without trying to cram temple, island, party and activity all in one.
So, what is the solution?
SLOW DOWN! You will get more out of your vacation by seeing a few things in depth and chilling out.
Also, slow travel saves you some cash. The more trains, planes and buses you take, the more you’ll spend on transportation, which results in less money for other things. You don’t have to see every main attraction in a country. You’ll get way more out of your vacation by enjoying what is around you and actually seeing a place for over 24 hours.
Besides, you’re on vacation to enjoy your time and chill!
Travel has no musts, and you shouldn’t feel pressure to see a certain place if you don’t have the time to.