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Our Holiday Tradition: Traveling

So it’s Christmas Day, and I’ve realized that we don’t really have any holiday traditions. We don’t have a tree. We don’t buy each other gifts. We don’t decorate the apartment with mistletoe.

In fact, in our house, Christmas could be a day just like any other, except for that everyone has the day off.

It got me wondering just what the heck we’ve been doing for our last 7 holiday seasons together. And I realized that our holiday tradition has been, more often than not, to take a trip somewhere.

2007: Camaguey, Cuba

2008: Beijing

2010: Greece, Albania, Macedonia and Italy

2011: Templestay at Gangwha Island

2012: Agra, India

This year, true to pattern, we started searching for a flight to anywhere other than Seoul. First we thought Bali. Then Okinawa. Then Vietnam. Then Guam. When we found a $300 round-trip flight to Manila, we were pretty damn close to pulling the trigger on the Philippines. But none of these seemed quite right.

What felt right was to stay in Seoul and cozy up in the warmth of our home.

Happy holidays from our family to yours. Wishing you all a wonderful time with the ones you love…no matter where you are. πŸ™‚

Do you have special holiday traditions? What are they?

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  1. i have some sort of a Christmas and New Year Away from Home tradition too! It’s just really nice to mark then end and a beginning of a year in a new place. But this year i’m grounded at home and it feels…not too bad after all!

    December 26, 2013
    • I totally agree, especially when that place is warm and involves a beach and some pina coladas!!! πŸ˜‰ But yeah, this year it feels good NOT to be moving. Grounding is a good way to put it. Happy holidays!!! πŸ™‚

      December 26, 2013
  2. That’s exactly what I commented to another blog. Christmas is just a regular for me, except that I’m happy I get the days off. πŸ˜€ You are well-travelled. Safe trips. Merry Christmas!

    December 26, 2013
    • Merry Christmas Rommel!! Have a wonderful holiday, and looking forward to reading many more of your posts in 2014! πŸ™‚

      December 26, 2013

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