Lisa Unger on a Comfort Junkie’s Resistance to Adventure Travel

March 5, 2015 3:13 PM

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Lisa Unger on a Comfort Junkie’s Resistance to Adventure Travel

IT’S NOT THAT I don’t have an adventurer’s spirit. After all, I left a secure job in publishing to become a novelist. What I do not have is an adventurer’s body. At the mere suggestion of physical danger, it rebels. My stomach churns, my heart skips beats and I can’t catch my breath. Some people (my husband, Jeff, for instance) are adrenaline junkies. I’m a comfort junkie.

My husband’s idea of a perfect trip is trekking in the Himalayas or scuba diving with sea lions (and great whites!) near Australia’s Neptune Islands. My travel fantasies run more along the lines of an omelet (egg whites!) and crispy bacon at the Swag Country Inn in the Smoky Mountains of North Carol...

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