A vacation or holiday is a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. People often takes a vacation during specific holiday observances, or for specific festivals or celebrations. Vacations are often spent with friends or family.

A person may take a longer break from work, such as a sabbatical, gap year, or career break.

The concept of taking a vacation is a recent invention, and has developed through the last two centuries. (see Grand Tour) Once the idea of travel and recreation was a luxury of wealthy people alone. In the Puritan culture of early America, taking a break from work for reasons other than weekly observance of the Sabbath, was frowned upon. However, the modern concept of vacation was led by a later religious movement encouraging spiritual retreat and recreation. The notion of breaking from work periodically took root among the middle and working class.


A vocation (from Latin vocare, meaning “to call”), is a term for an occupation to which a person is specially drawn or for which he or she is suited, trained, or qualified. Though now often used in non-religious contexts, the meanings of the term originated in Christianity.

The location in the above left image is at the Starbucks Patio University Of California Riverside location, and the above right image is at the Starbucks Patio Phuket Thailand location, and before this post was composed, I was not aware of the religious connotations of the terms listed in this discussion as listed above, so as these things do sometimes happen, let’s move forward and upwards towards the goal with a few images from today’s adventures at UC Riverside as well as a closing remarks video.

A different perspective to consider.