Taking A Break From Traveling

I am on a traveling hiatus, only partly by choice. Life is really busy right now and there are so many other things that require money, time, and attention.

On the one hand, my break from traveling has allowed me to see my friends more. I’ve gotten more done around the house and in my own town. I’ve been really busy at work and stacking on trips on top of work would have just been way too much for me to handle (even though I’ve done it before). I have had time to myself and to just relax.

On the other hand, I’m tired of it. I need a distraction from life and traveling is usually the one thing that whisks me away and makes me happy. I keep looking at my calendar booked with hundreds of other things like appointments, work events, family get-togethers and am just underwhelmed with the way my summer is looking.

It is possible to have too much of a good thing and I was booking trip after trip after trip with no regard for my real life. I love traveling, but I need to appreciate the here and now too. The break from traveling has been an adjustment, along with many other things going on with my life, but I feel like it has been much needed.

Taking a break from traveling has been good for me, but I’m ready to get back into it! Luckily I have a trip planned in July. Where are you going this summer?

19 thoughts on “Taking A Break From Traveling

  1. I currently don’t have any upcoming trips planned, either, but I’m having mixed feelings about it. I typically love having my next vacation planned out so I have that to look forward to, but I also feel like I’m at a point in my life where I need to evaluate where I’m going and figure out what I want before I can book a new getaway.

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  2. I so relate to this!! The other thing that happened to me is I was traveling weekend after weekend and assuming I could jump back into my week routine … going to work, the gym, cooking myself food; and then was shocked when 1. I couldn’t just jump into it and 2. found myself exhausted and craving real relaxation.

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  3. Traveling can get to be a bit much especially if you have so much going on like you seem to have, Rosie. It’s okay to take a break from travel.Staycations are nice but since I’m retired I love me some travel no matter where it is. In my case as you know , Rosie , it’s in the States or Canada to some kind of sporting event. God wiling, this Saturday , on the way to Las Vegas , and there will be some upcoming posts about it. Enjoy yourself and take it easy, enjoy your break from travel.

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  4. I am in the process of moving so unfortunately any plans I had of travelling this summer have been put aside. I am going away for a short weekend not too far in July and then Nashville in October for bachelorette parties so I have that to look forward to.

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