Reading Confessions of an Introverted Traveler made me wonder why we choose to go away for a vacation. Going away requires me to:
1. Leave home (unattended) for an extended period of time which never fails to give me pangs of anxiety.
2. Choose what to bring with me - which leads me to inevitably pack too much (especially books). 3. Spend for lodging when we already have one if we had just stayed home!
4. Time spent driving or waiting in line in airports is dead time.
5. Try to overcome the inevitable hangover when we get back - catch up on e-mail, chores, and errands.
P.S. See also Six tips for introverted travelers (HT: MR).