I read article after article that we, as Americans, are really bad about taking time off for vacations. In many countries, workers get an entire month and they take it! Companies don’t fall apart, everyone does it and the world does not come to an end.
So why are we so bad about taking time to refresh and renew our minds and bodies with time away. I don’t mean taking a week off to go to doctor appointments or cleaning out the shed. I mean flying, driving or taking the train to another city, state or country. It doesn’t have to be half way around the world. Sometimes a less stressful trip – think driving beautiful country roads – can be so enjoyable.
As an American, I do not include myself in the above group. I never had the opportunity to travel outside the US until I was in college. I won an 8-day trip (on 98 Rock) to see the Monsters of Rock in England. Since then I have been taking every opportunity to travel and I have now been to about 50 countries/territories.
I see a big, beautiful world out there with amazing people to meet and cultures to experience. Now I have made it my mission to show my daughter the world. Won’t you join me on my mission…