“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:
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…
Featured image: picture taken during my vacation in Bonaire