Everyday Vacations

Even after all these years, every little grocery run or errand that involves a bike and a friend still feels like being on vacation. Who needs exotic travel when you can toodle around town with your sweetheart on a beautiful summer evening? :-)

7 Responses to “Everyday Vacations”

  • Riley says:

    Ha, this is exactly what happened to me this morning on my way to work, I was taking a shortcut by riding under a bridge, and was greeted by this mystical mysterious music coming from a traditional Chinese flute (I live in Beijing).

    And I actually thought to myself, this is exactly what riding to work is all about. I don’t think it’s possible to have such a feeling, driving a car taking the subway, or riding the bus.

    It’s great to get to work…happy and ready to work.

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    As someone who travels internationally for work, I could not agree more. Cycling to the grocery store really does feel like a vacation compared to when I need to fly to Europe.

  • FrancoNihonto says:

    Yes! Amen =)

  • D'Arcy says:

    When you’re driving a car, you are watching a story. When you’re riding a bike, you’re part of the story. When I ride to the store I can hear people talking in the cafes and smell what they’re eating. You have time to observe things you just can’t notice incased in a car. I often take a longer route home just to savour life in our city.

  • CedarWood says:

    Cycling lets me interact with the various people I meet along the way — I end up having the most interesting conversations with total strangers, and it’s a refreshing break from the daily routine.

  • Cal M. says:

    I have a stop on my bike commute home that views a boat dock and the bay. That is my everyday vacation.

  • Marcus says:

    This is my view on my commute home over the East River. People spend thousands of dollars to vacation NYC to get the same view….and I get it for free every single day. I also sail past Bloomingdale’s, the Plaza Hotel, Central Park, David Letterman’s studio and Studio 54 every single day. But the bridge is still my favorite. Yes…a local bike ride definitely can feel like a vacation!
    View from the Queensboro Bridge Bike Path

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