The Problem With Being Obsessed About Travel

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I’ve written before about how travelling can be addictive. I’ve also defended the millennial obsession with travelling. Obviously, it’s better to be ‘addicted’ to travelling than, say, gambling. But if the urge to just ‘travel more’ and hoard travel experiences becomes the centre of one’s focus, then this kind of experientialism may lose meaning and value. Just as a focus on accumulating wealth can detract from other worthwhile aspects of life, so too can an obsession with travel starve attention in other areas of life.

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Originally published at on February 7, 2018.

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