Everyone loves traveling right? Wrong! It has been my experience that everyone is pressured into thinking they SHOULD like traveling, even if they don’t. The pressure is so great in fact, that we are raised to consider it one of those things that everyone should do, along with working, having friends, or being attracted to someone (man or woman). Traveling, however, is not something you need to survive and some people are quite happy staying in their town (or country) for the rest of their lives. If you think about it, the average human didn’t really have the resources to move around as much as we do today, so you could consider that the more ‘normal’ thing to do. This is a list of traits or actions I believe are inherit to someone who really doesn’t like to travel (even if they say they do). This isn’t meant to offend anyone, as I understand that just like Metallica is not for me, traveling might not be for you.
(Note: This is my first post under the new domain “travelworldheritage.com” so I am pretty excited.)
#5 You Will Only Stay in a Fancy Resort
As I covered in my “Top 10 Overrated Things to do While Traveling” this is a complete waste of money. However, that is my opinion and I think I understand why a lot of people do it. Sure, I have heard the argument that “you need to relax sometimes,” but some people cannot travel without staying in a fancy hotel. This is an attempt to take the safety of your home with you, and maybe you are not the type to explore another culture.
(Picture note: Why is there a pool, if the hotel is in front of a beach?)
#4 You Travel to Countries Similar to Yours
I think the majority of readers will find this to be the most controversial entry on the list. Have you ever asked someone where they would like to visit more than anywhere in the world, and they tell you a Western European country? Now look, I don’t think there is anything wrong with Western Europe, nor do I think it is the same as the US. However, you must admit that it is the closest we can get in terms of similarity outside of America, besides Canada (but who says, “boy, I really wish I could visit Canada some day!”).