Why We Travel

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We travel to experience awe or learn something new — maybe even to get our worldview shaken up a bit. On this episode, The Pulse explores how travel changes us and how we change the places we visit.

Also heard on this week’s show:

  • Science history geek Michael Yudell tells us about 19th century explorer John Cleves Symmes who believed the earth is hollow.
  • Travel medicine expert Phyllis Kozarsky says don’t blame the airplane for your stomach bug.
  • Reporter Liz Tung explores the future of biometric scans in travel security screening.
  • Astrophysicist Jarita Holbrook says her annual trip to the meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists feels like coming home.
  • Kiasha Huling recalls the culture shock she experienced when she traveled just a few miles to college.
  • New Zealand tourism expert Ian Yeoman predicts where we’ll want to travel in the next 20 to 50 years.

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