Thank you for your reply! I don't travel anywhere anymore, so that doesn't apply to me. :-p And sometimes I wonder if I'll ever understand myself better.
I will say this: one can see how one has progressed or regressed or changed over the years through one's diaries! I was appalled at my homophobic attitude back in the early 70's, when I was looking back through old diaries recently. :-( I made an annotation in that book, saying I was not like that anymore at ALL and was embarrassed I had ever felt that way! (I think it was part of the born-again mentality). So at least I can see I've progressed in *that* way!