It depends what you mean by a trip. If you want to take a trip down Ocean Parkway, I'm all for it. It's fresh air, and it's exercise; you're not wasting money. A trip someplace by a vehicle – in a plane or whatever it is – is not refreshing. Now sometimes a person is so confused in his mind, that you have to do anything to get his mind off his troubles, then I'm not saying anything about that. But ordinarily for relaxation you don't go on trips. Trips make you tired, and you don't get the required exercise and fresh air that help a person come back to normal, and therefore it's 100% waste of money.
If you could take a system of touring, on the malls of the city streets, by daytime –not by night. Walking for miles and then coming home, and eating a nice meal and going to sleep – if necessary going out again for a walk, if you are so serious, but traveling is no answer for the problem of relaxation.
People travel back-and-forth, go to Eretz Yisroel, and Florida, and sometimes, Switzerland too, and all they do is spend money, and get more and more tired when they come back.
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