It allows me a time to
rest and reflect on the
year, to spend time
with family, and to
avoid the hassle of the
holiday hustle and bustle.
Our friends and relatives are in Chicago.
We have two pets.
Airlines charge $150
a dog one way. Can’t
afford to fly. Driving takes two
or three days.
stay home for
B. Jean Powell
I personally do not like
holiday traffic—auto or
air. Additionally, those
of us with livestock
have daily chores which
require us to stay local.
The old song “(There’s no Place like) home for the holidays” has a
new meaning these days as financial constraints and the inconveniences
of travel have people thinking twice about visiting distant loved ones.
Add the “stay at home” supporters and there’s much to be said in favor of
spending time with nearby friends and taking some time for yourself in
the comfort of your own home.
however the U.s. Travel Association argues that, despite current
economic challenges, 60 percent of people they surveyed strongly feel the
time and money spent is a small price to pay to be with people they love.
others point out that travel offers a respite from the hassle of holiday
preparations (and house guests) and also gives people the opportunity to
create new holiday traditions.
What do you think?
East Berkshire, VT
Life is shorter than any
of us realize. The holidays are a perfect time
to celebrate all that we
have and enjoy.
Money is not as important as spending time
with the people you
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How many times a year
do you see certain family
members and friends?