• Travel

    Personal, Economic and Political Error of Vacation Travel

    I’ve traveled, you’ve traveled, we’ve all traveled; in the past two decades everyone who could afford it traveled a lot, mostly by air, mostly for pleasure. Until Covid-19 came, along we all thought this trend would increase forever. Now, we’re wondering if anyone will ever travel again. Let’s put that aside and ask a more philosophical question; should we be traveling at all? Indeed what is the rationale for travel, who encourages it and what does it do to people who do it? These are not simple questions, and the default answer, ‘because we enjoy it,’ says nothing. After many years of studying the issue, and travel to five continents,…