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Strangest Travel Phobias

Escalaphobia

What It Is: Fear of escalators.

Travel Challenge: Hong Kong’s moving stairwells. Constructed in 1993, the entire system covers a distance of more than 2,600 feet as it elevates over 443 feet from the Central to the Mid-Levels neighborhoods. The 20-minute ride is the world’s longest for an outdoor covered escalator system.

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