Monday, July 14, 2008

When people say...

When people say "I like to travel."
I always hear:
"I like to go on vacation."


Effortlessly Average said...

Well, to me that depends on where they intend to go. "I like to go on vacation" suggests, to me, that they enjoy the destination; what awaits them where they're going.

"I like to travel" means they like the process of getting there, sometimes even when they don't know where "there" is.

It is this latter that I enjoy. :-)

Prabhu Singh said...

I hear you on that one :-)
I was thinking that nobody ever says:
"I like to stay in my regular routine and go to work everyday"
and you rarely hear:
"I like to travel when there is an opportunity for me to help another culture or society."
You mostly hear people say "I like to travel," in reference to going to exotic places on vacation.
I guess I was also thinking of it in a literal sense in that you are physically vacating the space you usually occupy.
Given your perspective, I'll have to reassess my thoughts when I hear people say "I like to travel." Or I could just ask them what they mean by it instead of making assumptions - hehe