I have a family who loves to travel but the fact is, they are starting to age and it's such a hassle to be traveling with them. I would definitely not enjoy a trip pushing their wheelchairs while hearing endless nagging, following their baby steps when they refuse to sit on one, food restrictions due to health problems, arguing that baggage allowance and so many other new travel restrictions are in placed, or even getting accused of illegal acts in a foreign land. On the other hand, I would also not enjoy a trip being in their shoes: senior and traveling.
Tragic as it may seem, a family friend was murdered a day he was scheduled to leave for China, on that same trip, an aunt suffered palpitations and hyperacidity, another aunt tripped and fractured her ankle while walking around Shanghai Expo. The same person, dislocated her hips a few months before on a trip to Laoag. Mom's legs trembling after strolling along the strip of Las Vegas. Some travelling by land for 3 days after suffering high altitude sickness in Tibet. All of them are senior citizens, having the luxury of time and money to travel after hitting 50.
I'm lucky to be in a company of good friends who share the same passion for adventure and travel, stretching the peso but not at the expense of comfort. I just ought to be wary about those so called free riders or "friends for convenience" that unknowingly get into my nerves.
Nevertheless, it just gives me more and more compelling reasons to save up and to tour around the world before hitting forty.
Just a light bulb moment, I guess I hit my head too hard on the car door earlier today.