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Travel vs. Vacation, Whats The Difference And Which One Suits You?
06 Jan 2020INSPIRATIONBY Natalia

SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform. We take it that the most of you are quite experienced in the realms of travel and exploration. To the rest of us, as simple as differentiating between travel and vacation could be a tad bit tricky, because both of them mostly center around going to a new or different place. It's completely normal because society would often misuse the terms thinking that both represent the idea of a getaway or break in general. If you're planning to go traveling or on a vacation, keep reading to distinguish the two for your future plans ahead!

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by Bruna for SweetEscape in New York
by Bruna for SweetEscape in New York

Travel

Whether it's hitting the streets of the old towns in Japan or traditional villages in Korea, you could say that both have their own distinctive culture that differ from other cultures, offering you a wide range of fun cultural experiences.

by Michael for SweetEscape in Rovaniemi
by Michael for SweetEscape in Rovaniemi

Whether it be experiencing the culture of dog sledding in the snowy city of Rovaniemi, or dressing up in kimonos to roam the streets of Kyoto city - you're trying out and exploring the culture of those places, hence called a cultural experience. What's even better is to have those cultural experiences documented by SweetEscape for a lifetime of memories to take home.

by Mitsuru for SweetEscape in Kyoto
by Mitsuru for SweetEscape in Kyoto

If you find yourself mostly going to new places to truly embrace the different lifestyle, culture and cuisines available, then consider yourself a traveler. Not tied to a specific place or country of choice, traveling is done to fulfill your need for thrill and experiences.

Vacation

If you follow a daily routine of the 9 to 5 work, school or perhaps even your own business, then you'd probably get to feeling all and tired over the same ol' routine.

by Kevin for SweetEscape in Shanghai
by Kevin for SweetEscape in Shanghai

Every so often, you would feel the need for a long and relaxing break where you wouldn't have to think of anything or plan a full list of activities and excitement throughout your break.

by Eny for SweetEscape in Paris
by Eny for SweetEscape in Paris

It could be as simple as a getaway somewhere familiar and cozy, like that bed & breakfast just on the outskirts of your hometown well-known for its beautiful views. Or perhaps you have a go-to destination that you would often go to frequently to give you that feeling of escape and serenity.

by Aleksandra for SweetEscape in London
by Aleksandra for SweetEscape in London

A vacation is what you would go on when you're feeling dull and tired over your busy life, and would like sometime to just sit back and unwind, and of course, the appropriate setting.

The Hybrid

It's not always an either or situation; you could easily travel while you're on vacation and the other way around, a vacation while you're traveling. Perhaps your main aim is to go on a relaxing getaway, but just so happen to have chosen a getaway in the rich city of Milan - how could you miss out on all the experience, right?

by Ksenia I for SweetEscape in Milan
by Ksenia I for SweetEscape in Milan

So yes, it's entirely possible to go traveling and seep in a little vacation. If it helps, make an even list of both relaxing and fun activities for your itinerary for a fulfilling time.

by Mitsuru for SweetEscape in Kyoto
by Mitsuru for SweetEscape in Kyoto

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