There are a number of what some travelers call ‘the curses.’ Constantly on the move, it is impossible to have those experiences of community that are such an important part of living in one place. We can’t easily join in those activities that are the very basis of community. We meet wonderful people from all walks of life, but spend only days, even hours with then before we depart for different destinations.
It is demanding and tiring to travel all the time no matter how we are doing it, and burnout is a reality. In a similar vein, or perhaps one strong symptom of burnout, is that we become jaded about the very wonders we have traveled so far to see and experience. Isn’t that just one more herd of elephants? Another beautiful Buddhist temple or gothic cathedral? We have learned that we have to take a break from constant movement when this happens in order to recharge our sensibilities.