Vacations Are A Scam

You’ve been working hard on the job and now have some vacation days to use. Your boss was chafed when you suggested taking two weeks off so you settled for one week, which you believe is still more than enough time to unwind and relax. Wrong! Not only will a vacation not relax you, but it will create more stress than work.

The first day of your vacation is spent traveling to the destination. If you’re lucky, it will take only two hours, but odds are it will take at least six. You’re either crammed on an airplane or driving on a road full of other people who want to relax just like you. Already, tension is building.

After finally arriving at your vacation spot, things start to go wrong. The hotel room doesn’t have a good view. The wireless internet is too slow. You forgot your beach towel at home. You picked a bad area of town to stay in. You take off your shoes and try to relax, but now you’re hungry. You find a restaurant that sells you a bland pizza that is priced more than your favorite pizzeria back home. You go to sleep on a strange bed with pillows that are way too big, and then you wake up the next day with nausea and painful stomach cramps. You’re sick! And what are these itchy red marks on your ankles? Bed bugs! Only six more days to go.

What are these… pillows for elephants?!

Now imagine you have children. The stress will increase by a factor of ten. By the end of the first day, you need a vacation from your vacation. Things will go much harder than the work you tried to take a break from.

As your “vacation” proceeds, you feel obligated to pack in as many activities as possible. Tours. Excursions. Watersports. Sightseeing. Scooter rental. Souvenir shopping. Tower climbing. Cemetary viewing. Clubbing. Selfie taking. You must not miss out on anything, because it took time and money to get here, and you may never return.

Soon your legs get weary. You’re walking more in one day than you normally do in a week. That bed is impossible to sleep in, and you can’t seem to get the room climate right. Now you’re running a sleep deficit. There are bags under your eyes, and holy cow, the vacation is almost done. Check-out is 11am tomorrow!

The pictures and souvenirs are proof that you went on vacation, but really the vacation went on you. On the way back home, you almost drive off the road because you’re so tired, and when you do make it to your bed, you immediately crash and enjoy the best sleep you’ve had all week, and then before you know it, the alarm clock is blaring at 8am. Back to work!

Relaxation is the absence of activity, not an exchange of one set of activities for another. Reducing stress means you must reduce the stimuli that your senses receive. A vacation accomplishes the opposite. It’s merely a commercial method to part money from office workers who want to feel relaxed in a novel, exciting way, when what they should really do is vegetate at home for days as if getting over the flu.

You can’t force your body to relax. All you can do is put it in a boring, calm, and familiar environment where it has no choice but to do so. Travel is meant to see things you want to see and be stimulated by new experiences. Going on vacation to relax is like drinking a double espresso to help you nap. If you insist on a vacation that involves travel, I hope you’re staying in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, but even then, the tension of going and coming from an isolated location will nullify the couple of days you experience nothingness.

When it’s time for me to relax, I plant myself on the couch, get a beer, and watch mindless entertainment. Anything else will simply be too much.

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I can agree with all of this. Had a conversation with the wife last week and mentioned that I should just take a weeks vacation. She asked me what I would do and I told her I would just stay at home and rest/work on my own hobby projects. Maybe hit the coast for a day just to get out of town, but your absolutely right: The “planned vacation” is no rest at all.

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Wife?

Fukin cuckolds, I wonder what thr fuk did these married redpillers learn in all these years

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don’t be retarded. You can find a good women if you look for her in the right place. How can one be so immensely ignorant and childish to expect to find a good wife running game? And yeah, don’t forget that some guys expect to have a faithful wife who is like a 8-9-10/10 and gets millions and millions of guys hitting on her.

Don’t have children and spend the rest of your life sleeping with whores and worhtless women who spent most of their time looking for attention and living like men. If you are hopeless and want the globalist to win the battle, just stay aside and let the brave people fight them.

This is pure Darwinism, if you don’t feel any natural urge to have babies, it’s just because your genetic is not apt and is bound to disappear. Just stop acting like a leftist and don’t interfere in other’s people. Don’t you have enough with your life?

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Finding a good women is not possible & anybody who think different is a pure IDIOT!!

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Spoken like a true pussywhipped faggot.Just because you simper to some domineering bitch,don`t expect those of who are truly free to give up and be like you.

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When I’m on the plantation (N. America), I stay in a tourist town where people come from 50-1000 miles away to spend 3-4 days in a surprisingly dull city. They entertain themselves by tasting “craft” beer, “gourmet” food, and “hiking” (walking). Most of the hotel rooms are well over $300 per night, and some of them come several times per year. They have more money than time, I suppose.

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that is nuts! I used to live in a place like this for almost 10 years and would be amazed at how many wealthy Europeans and dumb Americans would come there to spend $$$ on crap food and overpriced so called craft beers!

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We had a week long vacation a few months ago. It was great! Wife and I dad a great time! Good food, perfect weather on 4 Caribbean islands. Perfect in every way.

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My favorite vacay is a scuba dive trip to warm clear water places. The flight is the only pain. But once I am in clear 80 degree water surrounded by colorful fish my mind is calm. If only I lived in south Florida or south Pacific then travel would be piece of cake!

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So…what steps are you taking to move your life to South Florida?

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saving money

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No, you didn’t have a good time you bluepilled cuckold, the redpill is you were stressing out while wifey was busy licking tyrone’s cum after a drug fueled bang-session of 6 hours. All because you are not chad

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How can it be a great time if you had to drag some hag along with you?Zero chance to sniff some exotic strange and a constant eye being kept on you by said hag,sounds like a fucking nightmare.

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“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin.
I say, “Get FUCK YOU money. And quit the rat race.”
I like the article. Good to read what you write again, Roosh.

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“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”

-Henry Ford

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I take my vacations in February to the Caribbean any break from Winter is the greatest vacation ever. Staycations are usually for fat people…

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Always prefer staycations. I catch up on personal projects and spend my day the way I would if I didn’t have to work. Vacations are for worker slaves that work to have pleasure only with no attempt at self improvement

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If where you live doesn’t relax you/make you happy, you need to move. A staycation just means you like where you live.

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I think the point is to do something radically different than what you are used to doing day in and day out. Primitive camping, hunting in remote locations, fishing away from humanity, downhill skiing – all these can cleanse the soul. Another good one is sailing ….offshore in a nice boat if you can afford it. The idea is to get closer to God’s creation and meditate on the greatness of God away from the interruptions of humanity for a long enough period of time.

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That’s so very true, what you say about sailing. I recall that being the only time I really felt detached and free of the things I despised of the mainland. It was only for an afternoon in someone else’s sailboat, but it was very satisfying and invigorating. I understood then the draw of the sea to the old sailors. But the restlessness, it only feeds it, in my case anyway. I suppose it’s the lust for life, unleashed, and once revealed, will never truly be satiated from that time forward.

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Only book hotels/apartments with a filter of more than 9 average user review booking. Mininum 4,5 on tripadvisor. Check the prices of flights and hotels. They might be cheaper the next week your planning on going. Even half price.
It doesn´t matter if it´s 4-5 stars. The average review is critical.

As we get old. It´s not like before. I´ve slept on airport floors. Now it would be really hard for me. I would do it if I had to.

The question is if you´re going on holiday is to have a superior experience. To have the same or lower your better stay at home. But it costs money.

With kids is full board all included resorts. Beach front. There´s no other solution possible. Believe me I´ve learned this the hard way. Apartments are a drag. You need to go to supermarkets. Fill the kitchen. Afterwards everybody arrives tired from the beach or sightseing. Wife to the kitchen. Restaurants would be suicide. Kids would fall asleep through half of the meal. Or cry and shout. They also need to have a bath. You can order take out. But it´s shit food. Cannot do it every day.

In 5 star hotels you have room service. It might sound a luxury. But luxury hotels 5 stars have kids menu incredibly cheap. 6-8 euros. The last 5 star hotel I´ve stayed in didn´t had kids menu. I´ve ordered a pizza. Other times their food is too sophisticated for children.

Don´t book rooms with breakfast included in 5 star hotels. It costs 25 euros per person. Order it a la carte. It´s cheaper. 5 star hotel breakfasts a la carte are cheaper.

About kids let me tell you a secret. Kids can only stay in hotels parents bedrooms until 4-5 years old. So this means you need to book 2 rooms when going on vacation. Or a suite. It increases by double the price. A suite is even more expensive. Whenever your booking a trip just make the experience and add two kids in the options. Just check it to see prices.

If you´re not staying by the beach which for kids is the best. And if your sightseing make sure you bring a buggychair for each.

You need to make money my friend. A family doesn´t come cheap. Real estate is the normal path. It´s the least corrupt path. I wish you would do it. Even though when money is involved people get stupid. Some idiots think they´re better than others. Not comissions. This is for the useless. Buying renting or fixing and reselling. Making money in real estate is easy.

An option I´m working on is to buy apartments in locations I wouldn´t mind visiting more than one time, rent them out on BNB and hire a maid while i´m staying there. In a perfect world guests would pay for the maid, all maintenance costs and even give a profit.
I´ve already selected a list of locations. But now they are too expensive. When correction comes will put this into work.

About parents having two kids only. You know why? Because there´s only two parents. Normally each parent takes care of one of the childs. Taking showers. Giving supper. Etc.
Imagine you have three kids. And each has a birthday party of a friend in a different location. Not only this the birthday parties are for parents also. Parents should attend. It´s impossible.

In the past you had a bigger nuclear family so you had the help of grandparents. Which took the load off. People have 2 kids because there´s only two persons which can take care of the infants.

Fuck all of this I have two kids and will have more. Making constructions in a bigger house with 5 rooms as we speak. More kids. Kids are hapiness. A lot of work but hapiness.

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The number of children one has is naturally based on the marital act. Not my preference; this is only if I want to co-operate with nature, rather than fight it. We have two children (or none) because it suits the globalist’s agenda; no other reason

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Having a bountiful number of children is a function of
1). regular pattern sex and
2). having said pattern sex with a spouse or breeder woman or baby mama who is out of the loop and who doesn’t receive influence from corrupting culture or media or from being surrounded by toxic individuals. I call my wife ‘baby mama’ or ‘girlfriend’ or ‘wife’ depending on who’s asking because our business is none of their business – especially if it’s the pesky state asking.

Most of the ‘octaprogenic’ {ǑHK-tow-PRǑ-juh-nǐk} (8+) and above serial breeder families I’ve known generally didn’t interact much with the sterile and shaming outside pop cultures. They had their own clique of family friends who were also serial breeders. It’s when you live in the noisy and crowded rat race regions where having more than two kids seems like pushing the card. You get shamed and treated rudely. Otherwise in a nesting friendly area the kids roll out regularly as long as the pattern sex remains in the ‘essential for survival’ category alongside oxygen, water, food and sleep. Sex must stay utilitarian and frequent – kind of like any other form of necessary bodily hygiene – like regularly washing your hands or wiping your shoes on the shoe brush stand on the porch. You should bust a load into your spouse at least as often as you wash your hands or crack your knuckles. That’s what long dresses were for.

Ergo if your wife is hunched over the sink doing dishes, you look if the kids are outside playing and then you lift her skirt from behind and plunk it. “jigga jigga jigga BLAP” and that’s it – she grunts or clears her throat and as for you, your nut is sufficiently drained and then you get on with more important stuff. No big deal. Simple service.

Basically THAT’S what you call crucial demographic and family maintenance – and it keeps the ol hoss limber and both partners on their toes. It’s good all the way around. A proper private family home is supposed to be a combination ∫uck sweat shop and baby production workbench or workshop. Most white people seem to have forgotten that. Still I dare anyone to challenge the truth of that.

And as for vacations, the packaged processed vacation experiences are about like comparing canned spam for food. If you love your work, then you wouldn’t desire one of those ‘vacations’ – like where you lay in a reclining chair on a tropical island like a beached porpoise with a mixed drink. That’s what all the [[[advertizements}}} depict as the ultimate end goal that westerners should strive for by working their best years in slave jobs – so they can beach out somewhere and rot away on a tropical beach while the west crumbles and gets devoured. I think my back would start to ache and get hard to pop sitting in a recliner too long and drinking booze. I gotta do stuff and burn some energy.

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No, we have two children or none because it fits their agenda. Don’t be an idiot.

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I thought having the third kid would make it a hell but it was the opposit. The third one balanced everything and made it feel like a real family. Having two kids was having two kids, now I have a family.

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[Unrelated]

So pornographers are taking the moral high ground and going after the #NoNutNovember #NoFappers now because the #NoFappers are getting edgy without their porn and are starting to make anti-porn right wing death squad propaganda

https://twitter.com/xhamstercom/status/1059884931814371328

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Drug dealers pissed at losing part of their revenue, and moral corrupters upset their audience is dwindling.

When you’re taking flak you know you’re over the target.

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Working like a slave 8-10 hours a day – is the scam.

We are literally slaves.

Someone owns us — for a little bit of money.
They own our entire life.

So when the slave is locked in the cage for 6 months…

When he escapes for a week, he wants to explore everything and live the life that he cannot live while he is trapped in a cage.

He tries to LIVE for a week — like a bird that is outside the cage for a short while.

Can you blame him?


The real SCAM is the slave existence we lead…. we are literally slaves…

Someone can buy us for small sum of money, and they own us….

And when we get sick…. they can drop us like a chocolate wrapper in the trash can.

When we can no longer do the work… we are dropped in the trash.

The SLAVE EXISTENCE that everyone considers to be “normal” – because everyone is doing it —
This is the real SCAM.

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What you are actually saying is

In that week when we escape the cage we are trapped in most of the time…

We shouldn’t explore the world.

We should just stay home and rest, and recharge our batteries – so we are able to do even more work for our masters.

That week vacation is meant for you to rest, so you can work some more as a slave.

For ordinary people, those four weeks vacation – are the only real life they have.

So it’s not a “scam” if they try to do things.

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“Working like a slave 8-10 hours a day – is the scam. We are literally slaves.
Someone owns us — for a little bit of money. They own our entire life.”

Quit being a little bitch. The fact is we own our lives. We make money in a job we want, and make the best of this life here on Earth.

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In John Steinbeck’s novel The Wayward Bus there’s a character who has this same revelation. He takes his wife and daughter on a vacation, and realizes he would have been much happier just staying home on his “vacation’ and going into work for half a day each day instead.

Nowadays the only “vacations” I take are when a woman nags me into going. If I have time off to myself I’ll relax, maybe have a lost weekend if I’m too stressed, but generally just stick around where I am. If I didn’t like it, I’d move somewhere and explore that, as you do, but I’m pretty happy living where I do and just enjoying my local environs. It’s really women who demand “official” vacations, with all the planning and expense (by you, of course).

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Rape culture-obsessed SJWs attacks famous girl group Twice (Korean/Japanese) for promoting “rape culture”.

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True but if you pick a single focus it can be fun and relaxing. Scuba dive for a week and travel under 6 hours if possible. Or do a staycation and enjoy relaxing to music and good food and beer.

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The reality is that vacations are what a person makes of it. They can be spectacular, irksome, amusing, or befuddling. So, no, vacations are not a scam.

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“Cementary viewing. ” *cemetery

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I wonder (((who))) is behind vacations

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Might I inquire your opinion on vaccinations my good sir?

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Not everyone go on vacations to relax, though, many go for intense activities like partying and skydiving or whatever.

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My IQ literally decreased after reading this

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Walking Meditation – literally a consciousness changer if done correctly.

That’s the reason Thai monks do it.

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I live in Steamboat Spring, Colorado in Autumn & Winter. Families spend thousands of dollars to ski 3-4 days in questionable conditions & there’s always someone leaving with an injury. Just brutal.

A family of 4 could easily leave the husband spending $5,000 on airfare, lift tix, shuttle transfers, gear rental, dinners, lodging & other miscellaneous.

& when it comes to ski trips, Men pay 95% of that shit. Women literally never pay for ski trips. They go to Vegas & Cabo. They need a man to flip the bill because they’re surely not paying for any of that crap. Never take a woman on a ski trip, guys.

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Kindly bring back RoK. We used to have far better articles than this. We had vacationed enough, now we want to get back to our discussions.

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RoK is much needed in these dark times, Roosh. Without it, I feel lost. And I am sure many of us here feel the same way. Kindly bring it back. For all of our sakes. Its the best thing you have ever dones.

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In March 2019, I am going to Barranquilla , Colombia, to celebrate Carnival with my fiancée, who lives there. (Barranquilla has the 2nd largest Carnival celebration next to Rio). Dancing, drinking Aguila beer and enjoying the parades. Then we are going to San Andres Island, which is a Colombian island about 150 miles off the coast of Nicaragua. Sun, surf, tropical breezes. Would I rather be at work, listening to my co-workers argue, and complain about winter? Not on your life.

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I’ve really enjoyed taking 1 to 3 days off at a time, and doing it several times a year, instead of using up all my vacation time in one two-week blast. It gives me a chance to rest, handle personal business, and if I really want to, I can go on an “afternoon excursion” to some place in my city, instead of the week-long hellish nightmare described in Roosh’s post.

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It was not until I went on a 3 month trip in Europe that I realized a vacation is just sitting at the beach or in a cabin in the woods and doing absolutely nothing. Touring and sightseeing is work, a lot of work, but at least its fun and rewarding. A true vacation is taking time to stand still.

PS: Jeez did Disqus drop you also?

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If you are working 8-16 or similar which is actually with commuting and preparing for work more like 6:30 to 17.30 for most people the few days off are a bless even with all this problems.I feel more alive on 4 day city break then on other 26 ordinary days.
Of course that it is different experience for you Roosh when you are your own boss and you manage all your time as you like.

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Touched on some good points here. Not all packages are bad though.

For example, if you get a 5 day package from somewhere on the east coast, all you have to do is get an early flight on the first day, land right before check in, then start drinking and gaming hoes immediately.

Same goes on the last day, a well timed departure flight in the evening while leaving all your gear at the hotel as if your still checked in while you use and abuse the facilities is key.

This site has proper deals. Never drop more than a grand on an all inclusive package.

https://www.tripcentral.ca/

Go to the Vacation Packages section and check the “Classic Vacation Grid.”

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Scam may be a bit much, but often times they are a lot of work and waiting for little payoff

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This was a very entertaining post, I actually laughed out loud because it’s so true!