Calling oneself a traveler these days...

Calling oneself a traveler these days feels like a self-indulgent pat on the back. The number of countries visited is now some currency. I'm always two minds about calling myself a traveler, for everyone writes that into their Facebook bios.
But I am one, as much as I fight the overused term. I don't need to go to far flung places (though I do) to step away from the familiar. I can spend an entire day sprawled on my bed, and have traversed the length and breadth of this world (and beyond) three times over.

Minu Chawla