1. Sabina
    December 9, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    I am much the same as you, Andrew. I love to travel, but I also love to stay at home! Settling in for long periods of time in foreign locales gives me the ability to do both, and I just love it 🙂

    • Andrew
      December 10, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

      Yeah, I think I am a settler pioneer, not an explorer. Especially in the winter, happy to have a warm home.

  2. Laurel@ExpatinGermany
    November 17, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    Great post. I often feel that I need a vacation after a vacation, just to catch up and I know a lot of people are like that.

    • Andrew
      November 21, 2010 @ 8:39 am

      Yup, this is common. Especially when you only have 2 weeks a year, it somehow makes sense to cram in as much stuff as possible. Making you happy to be away, but still exhausted. There is a post on Vacation Juice that I wrote a few weeks ago about the aftermath of that kind of vacation.

  3. Anonymous
    November 17, 2010 @ 3:00 am

    Lovely post – so many of your thoughts really resonate with me. I know exactly what you mean about needing to be home… I agree that being an expat is the perfect way to get to experience both home and travel all wrapped up together.

    • Andrew
      November 17, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. It took me nearly 30 years, but I finally realize that I belong where I don’t belong. And that is the way I like it.