I don't really like to travel, though I do a fair amount.
I have been thinking about why, exactly, I do not.
I do like to learn about other people and places; that is one of the reasons I am a sociologist.
I do not much need to feel the aura of special places, to have an authentic experience of "being there." On the other hand, I always notice things about the juxtaposition of places and cultures that I would not have seen from just reading about other places.
Still, I would rather be in my house or campus or coffee house, talking to people and working.
I think this is the main reason I do not like to travel:
When I am home, I feel that I am building social capital.
When I travel, I am spending it.
Each trip, therefore, had better be worth the social expense.