Does it even really matter as long as you’re happy?
Perhaps this yearning to experience somewhere simply marks the difference between a traveller trying to immerse themselves in a world different from their own, and someone simply taking a break from the hamster wheel of the day to day world, catching a few iconic sights during the trip.
We prefer holidays where we can catch sunshine exploring the secrets at the end of winding lanes, then find a cozy local pub at the end of the road. Friends of mine adore holidays where they can sunbathe for two weeks and go out drinking and dancing in the evenings.
Perhaps it’s also a question of opportunity. Originating from a wee island in the middle of nowhere, the ability to explore a culture so different from my own is an irresistible beacon, whereas many friends who have lived in in more central locations all their lives see foreign countries as an opportunity so soak up much needed vitamin D.
Is it a dilemma? Not really. You need to live life the way that you want to.
May the road rise up to meet you
may the wind be at your back
and the sun on your face