If I have to re-read a question three times to try to understand what is being asked, then I’m pretty sure the question must be philosophical – or I’m drunk, one or the other (or possibly both). ebestvacationspots posted this doozy on the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum and stone-cold sober I still don’t know what the h3!! is being asked:
Do travelers have all the fun of vacation? or Is vacation all about traveling?
Some posters did, however, seem to grasp the meaning and posted some really interesting responses.
Some people, especially those who have stressful but essentially meaningless jobs/lives, find ’emptiness’ a necessity. They go on vacation. Others, who engage more with life in all its forms, find that ’emptiness’ to be a great waste of time/life that could be better used. They travel. ~mothercourage
I think you travel to find out about the world, and yourself. You travel for adventure and excitement. You go on vacation to stay still, rest and forget about everything. I’ve had a few good vacations in my time … but traveling is where it’s at. ~AaronMWriter
How might you answer these questions? Feel free to pour yourself a glass of your favorite refreshment if it helps you to coalesce your thoughts.