On another note I am noticing more and more people from my age bracket travelling all over the world. It makes me wonder if I am missing something by not wanting to do this. Then I wonder if they are really enjoying it as much as it is costing them. Does all this travel become another form of a job?. The planning for the trip and then the trip and then talking about it when they return home while planning the next one seems rather exhausting. Much like work used to be.
There are people who have always loved to travel and now that they are retired they have the time to enjoy more of what they like to do. But at some point does the travel seem pointless in terms of giving back or fulfilling our need for connection and community. Quite possibly these big travelers can manage both. I cannot. Although when I do go away my perspective on my community and my home seems to have hit the refresh button.