In our increasingly globalised world, international travel is now the easiest, safest and cheapest it has ever been. In New Zealand, a huge proportion of young adults go overseas after finishing high school or university, typically to backpack around Europe, America or South-east Asia. This is similarly done in Australia, but seems to be much less prevalent in the Northern Hemisphere. ZooChatters especially often wish to visit far-flung places, and see their wildlife or zoos. Reading about other member's travels is pretty popular on ZooChat, as evidenced by the widely read travelogues of SnowLeopard, Chlidonias, Hix, etc. And there are many ZooChatters who do go on these trips, even if it is just a "local" visit, e.g. Germany from the UK, or the Caribbean from the US. I am therefore repeatedly surprised, disappointed and even shocked by some ZooChatters comments that they "wouldn't travel", even from European members, who can travel so easily to "local" countries! In many cases members are too young to independently travel, and that's fine, but surely they would have a desire to? And equally, there are people who cannot due to age or ill-health, which is fully understandable. But why would otherwise able people say they have no desire to see the world, and all the wildlife and zoos it has to offer?