Introduction

You need a change of soul rather than a change of climate. You must lay aside the burdens of the mind; until you do this, no place will satisfy you.

Seneca

Masses on the move

A restless activity has taken hold of the once so sedentary human society. Most people in the industrialized countries have been seized by a feverish desire to move. Every opportunity is used to get away from the workday routine as often as possible. Shorter trips during the week and on weekends, longer journeys during the holidays. The fondest wish for old age is a new place to which to retire. Anything to get away from home! Away from here, at any cost!

Thus, year in year out, weekend after weekend, without any real necessity and without overt pressure, millions ...

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