Why Do We Travel?

When you look at travel photos posted by friends on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Pinterest, everything looks so beautiful, joyous and fun.

Reality doesn’t quite work that way.  In fact, travel travails often have you wondering why you even bother to leave home!

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Wonder and Awe of Modern Travel

Until just a few decades ago, most of humanity lived and died within a small area.  

After our hunter-gatherer ancestors learned to grow food and settled down, only the rare exception travelled further than 25 km. from his or her birthplace.

My great-grandfather was born in a small village.  His wife was from a nearby village.  They didn’t travel outside it at all.  

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