Travel and Leisure – The Best Combination

There is no better way to spend your leisure time than by traveling, for those bitten by the travel bug. In case you don’t remember the meaning of the word “leisure”, it means “free” as in free from domestic duty and “free” from that pesky all consuming thing called a job that a lot of us have, even if we are “free” just for a day or two.Leisure and travel are two words that fit together quite well. It was like they were made for each other. One rarely goes anywhere without the other. Travel for fun is best done at a leisurely pace. A week of vacation jam packed with two weeks’ worth of activities usually require a vacation to recover from the vacation. If you plan your schedule well, your leisure and travel time will be time well spent and you will get the maximum of enjoyment out of your leisure time.Travel allows us to experience other worlds and cultures as well as different events and activities that normally do not take place in our own personal sphere of existence. Leisure and travel gives us a different view and perspective and broadens the life lessons that enrich our lives. It also gives us a better appreciation of what we have.How do you plan your leisure and travel time? First, decide the things you really want to do and the places you want to visit. Your list will most likely change as your travel experiences increase so don’t be afraid to change it up when the mood strikes. A visit to a desired destination might spark an idea to visit another place or it may serve to discourage a visit to a place on your list. Remember to be realistic with your wish list. It is always good to dream but if you dream big all the time you may find all you have time to do is dream. A destination and activity doesn’t have to be worlds away. It can be something in your home state, your home town or even your own neighborhood.Once your list is in place, decide on how much time you will take for leisure and travel. Or you may decide which destination you want and decide how much time you need to make that trip a reality. Be realistic with your time off, however. You don’t’ want to spend all your vacation time all at once and have nothing left for the rest of your life. When planning your leisure and travel, don’t micro-manage your time but don’t leave your schedule wide open if you want to include certain activities in your plan. The ultimate objective is to see and do those things on your list.Sometimes leisure and travel require a passport and perhaps a visa. Allow ample time to have those two things processed. Maybe look up the requirements and time frames for each anyways and have an idea what is involved – just in case you get the urge to travel out of the country. Depending on your destination, any exotic plans may have to include shots or some type of medical clearance. It is better to do your homework well in advance and be prepared than to be stopped at the border with just a note from mom.