What is the significance of the stops that the Jews made in the desert, that the Torah had to name them (Numbers 33:1–49)?
The Chuddushei Harim answers the significance of the encampments are that they are stops along the road of life. Sometimes we camp at Marrah(bitterness),sometimes we are in Miskah (sweetness).At times we are in Makheilos,surrounded by friends and confidants. At times we feel we are at the K'tzei Hamidbar-lonely and in isolation at the desert's edge.There are also times when we are at Har Sinai,where it is easy to grow spiritually and learn torah. But at other times we are at Kivros Hata'avah where we struggle and our base desires that bring us down. The one thing we must keep in mind is after all we will all end up in Eretz Yisroel.