I have done remote work if I wasn't on the road for customer "stuff" for nearly 20 years.
I agree there is a wonderment and drug to travel even if it is in tens of miles.
The question is like a drug, when does it become abusive and too exhausting.
Why does it feel satisfying? People is one thing, but I believe the other is because people believe they achieved something and it builds confidence.
I made it from X to Y in Z time. Whoo hoo.