Travel Wows & Woes

I LOVE to travel.

I HATE to travel.

Yes.  I really do… both.

My travel loves:

  • Exploring new cities – I love going to places I’ve never been before.  I love finding my way around a new city and I especially love putting on my running shoes and exploring on foot.
  • Hotel rooms all to myself – My introvert thrives in a quiet hotel room with just me, my computer, a journal and some good books.
  • A break from the ordinary – I love that traveling breaks up the monotony of the usual routine.  I’m a creature of habit who ordinarily loves my routine, but even my predictable self likes the change of pace that comes with travel.

My travel hates:

  • Packing – You would think I would have this figured out by now.  I’ve been packing a suitcase since I was five years old and shuffling between divorced parents on the weekends.  I always over-pack and yet somehow still manage to forget the one item that I really need.
  • Airport smells – Have you ever noticed that the airport has a very distinct smell?  It gives me a headache and makes me tired.
  • Things that are out of my control – there is so much that can’t be controlled… long lines at the airport, traffic delays if you’re driving, the screaming child in the seat in front of me on a 4-hour flight, etc.  Sometimes you just can’t control it all.

So tell me…

Travel – do you love it or hate it?

What do you love?

What do you hate?

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  • Bethany Planton February 24, 2011  

    I am like you, Jenni. There are parts of traveling that I absolutely love and there are parts I absolutely hate. I love going to new places, seeing the sites, tasting the food, trying to capture all I am experiencing into photos. I love being able to explore new places with those who I am closest to. I love the time I have to be able to catch up on reading. I hate the staying in hotels and having to eat out the whole time.