In fact, it's nothing like being on vacation
Unless you spend eight hours at a desk when you visit the beach. Sure, you might be reporting on at a fancy restaurant in Rio, but if you're even eating there at all (and often you are not), you're still taking notes, looking up phone numbers, opening hours, prices, etc. “It’s not the same as traveling for pleasure," says Kohnstamm. "You may have one foot in the pleasure world, but there’s much more of you working. It affects your ability to enjoy yourself in situations that should be really enjoyable."
Adds Rolf Potts, author of the books Marco Polo Didn't Go There and Vagabonding: "The main misconception is that you're on this kind of permanent vacation, just enjoying yourself in faraway lands and dashing off accounts of your experiences. In truth, there are far easier ways to travel without having to take notes and collect stories and check facts all the time.”