Is travel about venturing far afield, or about having new experiences? Asks Clarissa Hirst

A while ago a friend of mine remarked that I didn't "really travel that much".

At the time the comment surprised me. I'd spent my early and mid-20s living abroad and had notched up over 40 countries. I'd travelled solo, with friends and with strangers. I'd been on motorcycle adventures, train journeys, camel rides and hiking trips. I'd stayed in everything from five star hotels to $5-a-night hostels without doors. I'd successfully learned another language and was the proud owner of a stained, dog-eared passport.

After

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