from short trips to traveling the world
& living abroad

from short trips to traveling the world & living abroad

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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Also Read: 10 Signs You Have Caught the Travel Bug

Featured image: picture taken during my vacation in Bonaire

The Difference Between Vacation and Travel

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 website to share "the good, the bad and the ugly" of traveling and living abroad. Visit the About Me page for more info.