I have my main characters’ lives starting in one country, however the main part of the story, obviously involving these characters, is set in another country. The story is set 150 years ago. Travel between the two countries is by sailing ship, and takes months. Would a chapter about this journey, as such*, be okay to include in the story? *In other words, as a travelogue? I personally think it is, but I have been criticised on the grounds that such travelogue is not directly related to the later events that make the backbone of the story. However I think that’s nitpicking. So I’m putting it to you, both as writers and as readers. What do you say?