Their trip to Mexico convinced them of the value of travel…

Crowds of tourists continue to grow at famous sites like Yucatan's Chichen Itza. (PHOTO: thetravellista.net)

Travel offers more lasting pleasure than mere acquisition of things, numerous studies show, a concept that millennials seem to have made their own.

Before cellphones and social media and long before the word “millennials” signified a generation, my husband, Phil, and I tumbled to that mind-set by a serendipitous series of events.

Having left family and friends in Michigan, we faced our first Christmas as newlyweds alone in California.

Crowds of tourists continue to grow at famous sites like Yucatan’s Chichen Itza. (PHOTO: thetravellista.net)

One evening Phil came home with an offer: A well-traveled couple from his workplace suggested we join them for a trip to Mexico City around Christmas.

Brilliant idea, we thought, and a hedge against homesickness. We coordinated flights and hotel reservations…

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