As I was looking outside my window earlier today, thoughts of different vacation stories and destinations I would like to visit came to my mind. At that very moment I had the desire to get on an air plane and fly to a destination I would like. Along with that, I was wondering about when the travel industry really took off. When did tourism really start? When did we all start leaving our homes and visit other countries in other parts of the world? Surely I was in need of a refresher of some vacation stories from the past. I have read most of the Amazing Survival Stories of Adventurous Travelers but it’s time for some more. So I turned to my parents for some good vacation stories they may have.
Vacation Stories From My Parents
I called my parents and asked them to tell me about some vacation stories they remember from their early life vacations. Well, the list was endless for sure. My mother told me about some of the vacations her family took all over Canada, United States and around the world, which came as a surprise to me. Visiting everything from landmarks, parks, mountains, museums to trips to the sunny beaches were fascinating to listen to. We talked for a very long time about the places my parents had been individually and together. They had such fond memories with each other and with family, something I’m building as well.
Out of many vacation stories I heard from them, one vacation stood out in my mind. My mother described a trip her and my father took as their honeymoon. As soon as the dancing stopped and the guests have wished them, they packed and took off on a journey to Maldives. For anyone who doesn’t know, Maldives is a group of small tropical islands in South Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean.
She told me about the true bliss of relaxing on the beaches of Maldives. Back then, it has not been as crowded as today. It has been much more peaceful with a perfect summer heat. She described how the mist of ocean waves touched their skin while they basked in the sun. Decades later, she still smiles when she tells everyone about her vacation stories, especially this one. The funniest part for me was how they lost their hotel key under the sand and got sunburns searching for it.
Listening to my mother talking about her favorite vacation stories got me thinking about my own. My honeymoon was not at Maldives but that’s a story for another time. However, listening to her talk just made me realize how travel has changed over time, and for the better of course. I started thinking about my next trip (destination to be decided yet).
All this said, make someone wonder how fun travel can be by telling your vacation stories. It just might inspire someone to travel. If you want to hear about some vacation stories for inspiration, ask your friends and family. You can find some great vacation journals online too. I’m sure they will have a story or two to share with you.
Do you have any interesting vacation stories?