I have a would-be vacation dictator in a co-worker.
Now, he's Traveled. (Capitalization intentional.) And I think that's awesome. He's backpacked all over, been where angels fear to trend, seen some wonderful things. I think sometimes he plays up his stories for his less-Traveled co-workers, but I don't mind much.
I just roll my eyes and smile when he doesn't see me.
Now, we are taking our boys to Disney World in a few months. This our first more-than-a-weekend family vacation with all four of us, and our first extended vacation in seven years. We've hoped and planned and saved for this for a long time. I am perfectly aware that it is one touristy place in a wonderful, big world. I still want to take them there. I know them, and I know Disney, and I know that they will be absolutely enthralled. Will we expand our vacation options when they're older? Sure, money permitting, but right now, we are looking ever-so-forward to taking them to Disney World.
Co-worker is appalled
. Don't we know that for the money we're spending, we could take them overseas? We could go to (historic site). We could visit (big city)! He is baffled that we could be so short-sighted.
We're still going to Disney.