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A philosophical voyage into the bigger meaning of travel
As many Canadians gear up for long-awaited summer travel, our ability to get anywhere easily is proving difficult. From Newfoundland to the Northwest Territories and beyond, we hear from frustrated travelers, airport workers, tourism officials, and others who are grappling with everything from high fuel prices to airport chaos, passport woes to cancelled trips. At the same time, the urge to get away feels stronger than ever. Emily Thomas loves to travel and loves to think about travel. She's an associate professor of philosophy at England's Durham University and author of The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad, which explores how travel and philosophy intersect. Thomas speaks with Piya Chattopadhyay about how the pandemic has affected our relationship with travel, and what the current moment reveals about our desire to leave home.