Travelling Doesn’t Need to be Stressful

Kyle is a content creator who creates short form comedy skits about the Filipino American/Canadian experience. He rarely misses, many of his skits hit close to home and walk a fine line between being hilarious yet triggering. One of my favourite shorts of his is called, Filipina moms when they’re stressed out.” For anyone wondering what it’s like travelling with Filipino parents this is pretty accurate.

Growing up, we’d go on annual family vacations, and while they were fun, the travelling part would stress my parents out. They’d stress about details that we had no control over, and it’d drive me nuts. I was so used to it, that I thought that travelling was an inherently stressful experience. Which of course isn’t true.

As weird as it may sound, I had to learn that travelling didn’t need to be stressful. I don’t book flights that depart at 6am in the morning if I don’t need to. I don’t starve myself at the airport because airport food is too expensive. I don’t book connecting flights if there’s a direct flight.

May 25, 2024

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