A quick thought on travel

I ordered the second season of Anthony Bourdain’s Layover from amazon the other day.  And what follows are his words:

“Please make the most of it by doing as little as possible.  Walk around, eat, drink wine, nap…”

That sums up how to do travel right.  It’s literally impossible to experience everything about a place in one visit.

If you like scheduling things to within the half hour, give yourself a day to just wander around.  Go into stores, explore, shop, drink.  Talk to people if you’re so inclined.

But don’t try to do everything at once.  Stress ruins trips.  Appreciate the place you’re in and understand that even if you were to live there for 40 years, you would still have new things to discover.

We’d all be better off if we spent more time exploring and less time checking things off a to-do list.

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