Escape (in this context) = “a form of temporary distraction from reality or routine”
Perhaps things like Videos, Netflix, Movies and time when I can mentally zone out and not be engaged.
Discovery = “the act of finding or learning something for the first time”
This is an active process, and in my experience, I need to be engaged, to discover.
Perhaps the key differentiator between the two, is being engaged.
Discover Over Escape
Even if you decided on traveling to escape a relationship, a job, or boredom you end up discovering something about yourself.
What have you discovered about yourself in your travels? Did you start traveling for discovery or escape? Has your reasons for traveling changed over time?
Why do you want to travel? Is it for escape, discovery, or both?