If you haven’t figured it out yet, Andy and I LOVE to travel. We have been blessed to have had many opportunities to go many places – both nearby and far, far away. In and out of the country. When we lived in Nashville for 2 years, we were sure to squeeze in long weekends in Memphis, Chattanooga, and Gatlinburg. Had to see the sites while we were close to them.
People always said we’d stop traveling once we had kids, but not the case. We just travel differently…choosing places for different reasons, packing differently, etc. We love exposing the kids (even at their young ages) to the idea of travel itself and to other people, places, experiences, etc.
During every vacation Andy and I ask ourselves the same question: Would we ever want a vacation home? And we keep coming up with the same answer…Nope. At least not anytime soon. We are not the type to go back to the same place year after year. When I hear someone explain that they currently spend or spent every summer at “X” location with the same people, the locals got to know them, etc. the idea tugs at me. What comfort to not have to research and plan a new vacation spot each time.
To mark our adventures we have a HUGE map of the US (working on a World one) on a wall in our basement with our travels marked by pins. One color for places I’ve been, one color for places Andy has been, and one color for our travels together. We just had a “pinning ceremony” with the kids on Saturday when we returned from Michigan.
And you, do you enjoy the comfort of the same location? Or the chaos of planning something new?