Buddha famously believed that “Happiness is a journey, not a destination.” While Buddha’s words were, for centuries, primarily an explanation of how to embrace joy – it’s a process, not an outcome – one meaningful modern corollary has shifted the emphasis to travel. The phrase has thus become a reminder that a journey may be all the satisfaction a journeyer needs, not its culmination.
A great many people who have embraced travel know this to be true. At base, this approach is the spirit that guides anyone who loves road trips and other excursions that are as much about how you are going as where you are going. And, these days, also with whom you are going, a role increasingly filled by family.