I don’t know if my restlessness is a character flaw or a positive trait but we’re heading out of town this afternoon, even though my toddler and I just returned from a two-week work trip in Iceland and Norway.
It seems like a good time to share some travel wisdom.
Travel wisdom 101. Here are 7 things I know:
1. One of the best things about going away is you get to come home. Ironically, traveling helps you appreciate where you live.
2. It’s always easier to do the dishes at someone else’s house! Bring on the home stay.
4. Siblings don’t bicker as much in a rental car. Especially when your rental car is so much bigger than the compact you usually drive.
5. Afternoon coffee is not as effective at helping you stay awake while driving as being pinched by your 12-year-old (who then shrieks, “Oh, no! Did I hurt you? Sorry Mommy!!”)
6. Your kids learn as much (or more) on the road they do in school, so if they miss a few days of elementary education, it’s more than worthwhile.
7. It’s good to leave your computer behind when you’re traveling and spend time unplugged. It’s not always easy but it is always good to unplug, traveling or home-bodying.
Are you a travel buff or a homebody? What is the travel wisdom you’ve gleaned from your wanderings?
Published: September 29, 2011
Last update: January 22, 2020