Monday, March 9, 2009
Trip vs. Vacation
Posted by Brooke-Jean Newman
So, the other day driving home from the BYU Hunger Banquet I decided to ask Ben if camping counted as a vacation because I like camping, but I don't want that to be the "vacation" we get but also really want to go camping this summer. He said it did count, then he said it didn't, then we realized we needed to define a vacation.
Well, you can either go on a trip or you can go on a vacation. Trips usually include adventure, sight-seeing, and a need for a vacation at the end of it all to recover.
Vacations usually include a ton of relaxation, a little adventure, a little sight seeing but mostly relaxation. Which is why when I say vacation I picture 3 things:
2. Warm/hot weather
So after much deliberation we have decided that our reward vacation will include the following:(Ben correct me if I'm off base on any of these)
1. You take work off
2. You have to take an airplane to get there (or drive a good distance).
3. You get to relax
4. A beach is involved
Based on our above criteria we have concluded that when we go to Italy, that will be a trip and definitely not a vacation. Camping is a trip if we do it in a weekend but can be a vacation if we were to take several days off of work and spend our time walking through the forest and enjoying nature. Road trips are always trips and are never relaxing and should only be done once every few years. And finally, anything involving a cruise, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Hawaii, etc. is always going to be a vacation because you can't help but feel relaxed in places like those.
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