Travel a chance to see the country, meet people

Harry D. Butler

A recent article in this newspaper related the University of Alabama’s research concerning vacations. I hope you perused that interesting work.

It began this way: “The endless summer surfers, Elvis in the movies, the Go-Gos, Jack Johnson and Jimmy Buffett would probably agree with this premise: Beach people live the sunniest lives.

“But it turns out to be the road ahead that brings the most joy, according to a study by a pair of University of Alabama researchers. Yes, beaches were named most often as desired destinations, in the study of 1,040 travelers from around the United States, but it’s travel itself, the escape from routine, that creates joy.”

This, my family and I agree with. Travel, escape from the routine — as my father often said, “Go somewhere you haven’t been and learn something new.”

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