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
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. 🙂
Do you have special holiday traditions? What are they?