The ‘darker side’ of travel gets overlooked, study says
A university study out of Britain has confirmed what many business travelers already know: Regular travel can be a big bummer.
The study, titled “A Darker Side of Hypermobility,” says that society glamorizes travel but ignores the physical and psychological drawbacks. The negative aspects include the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, jet lag, exposure to radiation on commercial jets, anxiety about getting robbed or being the victim of terrorism and the stress on spouses left behind.
The study doesn’t advocate putting an end to travel. Instead, it says travelers might stay closer to home if they understood the true “darker side” of travel.
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