They say traveling is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer (that, and an education. But that’s another story)
I, hands down, agree with this in all ways possible. Thinking back at all my memories, most of the most special moments had nothing to do with anything materialistic. And I have to remind myself of this from time to time.
I feel like James and I are pretty frugal when it comes to how we are to spend our money, with a strict budget when we are at home, and putting money away every paycheck for traveling. We usually will save on several aspects of the trip, and then select a certain experience to spend a little more on.
Now, picking the one thing we will splurge on when traveling is always the debate. Luxury traveling is subjective, yes. Some of us may think that luxury traveling is flying away in a private jet to stay in a multimillion dollar mansion, cruising on a 30 foot yacht, while some of us may just mean that we are able to stay in a proper hotel that provides a good daily breakfast. And , I understand that traveling itself is a luxury, but there are also certain things to it that allow the experience even MORE SPECIAL. What that would be is based on our perception of what is relevant in our purpose of travel.
As James and I have grown older, we realize that luxury has become more about self enrichment than materialism. Experiences, food, or sometimes accommodations, by large, are much much more satisfying to us. But we also have to remind ourselves to do so sparingly when we are away, being careful to not get carried away. Looking at the big picture, we feel that it takes the meaningfulness away when all are just at an excess.