I have some advice for people.
Do not travel.
Why not? Because that requires packing. And, packing is a pain in the neck. Traveling by car is a bit less stressful than air travel, if the trunk is large enough. What should you take to provide a modicum of choice, which is a luxury of home?
I usually take too much...and many worthless items, which are not used.
It’s best to stay home and travel in one’s imagination. That is also cheaper, less fraught with aggravation, and easier to pack for...not at all.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.