When It Feels Good to Not Travel

I’m lucky that I get to travel for work, and have been doing so for a decade. I’m also blessed with two boys who love travel, too, so we are almost always on the go…somewhere.

But once in awhile, I love the feeling of kicking up my bare feet in my own bed, and curling up with nowhere to go tomorrow, and nothing to pack for. It’s so nice to have the time to rearrange your house, put in some cooking, spend moments reading with your kid, or painting your bedroom walls. Or just painting.

Sooner or later, I’ll be at that airport, rummaging through legal papers, chasing a feisty toddler down the aisles, or sneaking power naps in a busy place like Dubai (long stopovers!).

For now, though, I am content to just be home, sweet home.

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Need some inspirational quotes?

For those of you who long to travel but can’t, here are five on the beauty of just being…where you are.

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” –Hermann Hesse

“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.”–Taoist Sage, 200 B.C

“If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!”–Unknown

“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

 

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