Because we aren’t just minds, we are bodies, with senses, as well. We feel the air, the wind, we smell things – and we want to experience things physically with our bodies rather than just read about them in a book. We often go traveling to get over something that has gone wrong in our lives. Like being left by our lover or sacked from our job. These are very good reasons, of course. You often need a journey to become a new person because things are different elsewhere and new rules apply. A journey is an invitation to change certain parts of your own life. It frees you to re-imagine yourself.
Alain de Botton