Sorry for my silence over the last days, I had to go somewhere and had no internet.
OK, let me correct that, I had slow internet. How slow? 500 kilobytes download. That is 1% of the download speed our Saint Glynsky has, 50 megabytes, and what I am accustomed to by now as well. The last time I was with a 500 KB connection must have been 15 years ago.
But back to the issue at hand. We all at diablog travel quite a lot and frequently. Rich Glynsky goes places for pleasure, poor Smiles and I for business mostly. Believe me, I would not voluntarily be at a place without or with slow internet as mentioned above.
For me, traveling includes the part of going there. Thus, I love traveling by car. And that was what I was referring to in my post. Road trips are just brilliant as you know from those posts. You get to see places, even more so when avoiding highways. You stumble upon nice places. You meet new people. Road trips are all about serendipity. Like aimlessly browsing the internets.
And in the whole of the USA, of course, you travel freely by car. The security theater happens at airports, for the idiotic, unjust reasons.
Glynskys comment shows, for him traveling seems to mean getting somewhere by plane. There is nothing wrong with flying. But that is only half of traveling, in my humble opinion. You get to a place quickly and conveniently and safely. But you miss everything that lies between your starting point and your destination. I would not want to miss all of that. At least I want to get a glimpse.
Traveling done right takes time. Yet it broadens one’s horizon and often enough includes great experiences. Getting somewhere by plane – as Smiles will confirm – is great for business. But it teaches you only half of it.
Keep traveling and avoid just getting there.