The guys who tend not to travel over a traditional summertime travel holiday have been traveling over Labor Day weekend. Here's what's up.
We went for a hike.
It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great because there was a line of people on the trail.
Although being in nature is usually quiet time, we got to talking to the group of people behind us. Hey, why not? When life hands you lemons in the form of masses of people on a trail....
Anyhow, one of the guys was so irritated and surprised by the crowds. Of course, we, too, were irritated. However, we were far from surprised. We gently suggested that, in the future, they avoid holiday weekend travel if at all possible.
That bit of (obvious to us) advice seemed like a revelation to him. He had an "of course, what was I thinking?!?!" moment.
Sometimes holiday travel is unavoidable if you have an event, or if family / friends are up to something you want to jump in on. For us – especially as nature lovers – we find it's best to not clog up already over-trampled places on a holiday weekend.
Seems like a super small thing, but – yeah – we always try to maximize our travel experiences by first being aware of what we need from a journey.
Holiday weekends are pretty mass marketed, and generally the masses comply. It's for that very reason that the reality rarely lives up to the promise..
Marketing is a contest for people's attention. –Seth Godin