Two Definitions of Travel: Lap of Luxury or Out of Your Comfort Zone
Luxury travel and all of its extravagant amenities are on the up and up, and the newest addition is Etihad Airways’ in-flight one-bedroom apartments. These, apparently, are perfect for traveling families and come with a living room, bathroom, shower, and personal butler–in addition to a bedroom, of course.
I get the draw of luxury travel–if you can afford it. For many, travel is about escape, spoiling yourself, and going all out. I myself have been surprised at how much I’ve embraced luxury during the rare times that it’s come my way. Ever been on one of those resort vacations where you’re exhausted from literally doing nothing all day except sitting in the sun, eating, and taking a dip? Yeah. It can be pretty thrilling.
I think it’s fascinating that travel can mean two radically different things for people. For some, it’s about getting that direct flight, that pristine hotel with the English-speaking staff, and tons of personal attention. And for others, it’s about stuffing the fewest items possible into a backpack, boarding a local bus, picking up foreign phrases, and getting lost in the world.
Which type of travel do you prefer?