There is, to be sure, a thrill from traveling extraordinarily far from home. Just knowing that there are oceans and mountains between you and the safest place you know puts a charge into you and elevates every little thing you do to a new height. But what about having hundreds of miles of nothing between you and home?
Space tourism isn't a new idea — the first "space tourist," a civilian who paid to ride along on a space launch, Dennis Tito, made his voyage in 2001, which I regret to inform you was 20 years ago — but it hasn't been quite as widely adopted as we had expected after that first trip.
Nevertheless, one company has an ambitious plan to rocket-power space tourism with a full-on hotel in orbit.