I think what you are looking at is newer travelers under the age of thirty. Not a single person can get them to shut the fuck up, but I also believe know how to approach the topic and subject of travel is one you need to feel out since there are a lot of people with the above expressed opinions.
I do see a problem in equating those who travel with a larger frequency somehow being low-wage earners? There is a vast amount of people who travel from all kinds of economic backgrounds so this doesn’t make sense.
At the start of getting crazy with travel for me (after 30) was due to reading some books like Tim Ferris and realizing that driving to work everyday m-f 9-5 was eventually going to be my life and the death of me.
After a while, I started getting out there I learned to enjoy it. I usually solo travel but have gone out with gf’s, friends and taken my parents overseas as well. Taking my parents on a grand trip overseas was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life, to give back to them.
There are a funny thing people do when they like something. They start adjusting and changing their life to suit the goals they put ahead of them. In fact, my want and need to take time off and travel is solely one of the bigger reasons I’ve done well. Properties, investments, tried the whole stupid expensive car shit. If you don’t want to believe that you can work 8-9 months in a year and still do well, sorry.
My career isn’t my identity. A lot of people could use that lesson.
Do you know how hard it is to set yourself up in a way to take off 2-3 months every year? Sure, I could make more money if I used that time but I’d rather have time off, is that really that whacky? Time off just doesn’t apply to travel, it could also apply to if you had a wife/kids.
A life with a lot of time off from work used wisely is a fulfilling life.
Why do we all sit here dreaming about our golden egg at retirement when we won’t be able to do fuck all much to enjoy it.
Sure, I could aspire to be some fuck sitting talking about the Green Egg, if I need to plant bermuda or fescue and talk about the annual trip to 30A in Florida. I mean, how exciting is that life?