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Real travel is not just about seeing new things, but also about seeing things with a new and refreshed perspective.”

To me, there is a big difference between traveling and going on vacation. And although there is absolutely nothing wrong with going on vacation (I have been on some great vacations): staying in one place, relaxing and enjoying the comforts of a luxury hotel, it is completely different to traveling. When traveling you interact with locals, you use local transport and you get a glimpse of what life is like in the country you are visiting.

This is an interesting article about the differences between a vacation and traveling:

Your Wanderlust Is Inauthentic: The Real Difference Between Travel And Vacation

There’s a new trend of wanting to boast about one’s travels and describing oneself as having a case of “wanderlust.”
Travel is being integrated into a culture that values diverting from the beaten path, talking to locals and exploring an area as one of a kind. Traveling means attempting to blend in and wanting to leave as an altered and more educated person…

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Featured image: picture taken during my vacation in Bonaire

Author: Sanne Wesselman
A traveler, wanderer, digital nomad and entrepreneur. Owner of marketing company A to Z Marketing (
I spend most of my time living and working abroad and use this blog to share some of my international experiences and travel tips.