Did you know that the English word “to travel” etymologically comes from the French “travail”, which means “physical or mental exertion, task, agony” and even “torment”? Doesn’t sound very relaxing now, does it? The Anglo-French noun was borrowed into English in the late 13th century, long before cushy car rides, restful hotel rooms and romantic Farm-to-table- restaurants. Things have changed, thank Goodness, and “to travel” is associated for most of us with pleasure, down time and fun.
To keep it that way, please enjoy this fun article from the Bird Rock Hotel about the 5 Worst Planning Mistakes when visiting San Juan Island and how to avoid them.