Meanwhile, enjoy this passage from the book "The Naked Tourist," by Lawrence Osborne.
- Travel began, therefore, with the notion of doing something extremely nasty—to go on a difficult journey. It's a medieval concept derived from pilgrimages. Suffering is implied, for to travel in the year 1375 was to suffer indeed. But it was seen as a transformative suffering, an escape from the boredom of daily life.
Hasn't changed so much for some of us.