I love traveling, I just don’t like to travel . Let me explain…
“Traveling” is all about the end-game. Where are you going, and what are you going to do once you get there? The end-game is usually (let me re-iterate that… USUALLY…) worth the headache of whatever it took to get there.
Example: I am traveling to Denver so that I can watch the Broncos destroy the Oakland Raiders! I love to watch the away team start gasping for air midway through the second quarter. Most people believe it is because when playing in Denver they are actually a mile higher than usual, thus the air is thinner. Not true, though… The reality is that the air is much cleaner. Less smog… Them Oakland boys aren’t used to breathing in fresh air and it hurts their fragile smog coated lungs!
“To travel” is the act of getting from point A to point B via flight C with Layover D. Not to mention other means of transportation. Ugh.
Example: To get to Denver, we will have to travel by car to the airport. Once there, we have to find a parking spot and then we will need to travel by foot to the TSA checkpoint. Once through security, we will need to travel by foot to the appropriate concourse and gate. Then we will need to travel by air through multiple layovers with various concourse changes, hoping for no delays. Once we make it to our final destination, we will need to travel via hotel shuttle to our “home away from home” for the game. We have secured a local party bus to travel from the hotel to the game and back. We will be there for a few extra days so we will need to travel by Uber to get to Casa Bonita and the other places we want to visit.
So, as you can see, there is a very distinct difference between the two. Traveling can be fun, exciting, and at times exhilarating. Having to travel though, can be arduous, painful, and even treacherous. Do you agree, or disagree with me? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
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