Vacationing with a social worker?

The next couple of months are going to be active with roadtrips and other vacations, and my SO Batman and I are going on vacation in a few days, and I’m so excited.  We haven’t been on the road together since the end of last September, and we both love to travel, so this is rough for us.

Whenever we’re on the road, no matter where we are, I can usually tell the homeless people around us.  There’s just a look that’s distinctive. It very hard for social workers to pull their heads out of their work, hard to turn off the training (at least for me).


Since Batman and I got together a few years ago, my travel style has been totally different, mainly because he’s not interesting in backpacking the way that I am.  He can also afford to do it differently. (I actually think a lot about that, struggle with it, but that’s a topic for another post.)

But no matter where we go, I’m asking about the homeless problem, the addiction problem. I usually try to stay with other social workers so that we can talk shop.  I couchsurfed with an American ex-pat in Bromley outside of London to do that.

Out travel style is so very different, or rather, my style is so very different when I’m with him.  I later learned that he takes me on vacations like he does so I can’t think about work. Very shrewd, that man.

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