Jessica Peterson at Leo Palace, Guam
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I agree with you. As much as I love traveling, I love the comfort of my home too. Plus, I always get homesick after only a few months on the road. Traveling is also very tiring and from time to time I have a feeling I need to refill my batteries. And even though I always have really amazing time traveling, I’m always happy when I get home after a long trip.

Hi Anca. Thanks for sharing your experience.

This describes me to a tee! I’m forever planning my next trip, but funds usually keep me at home base longer than I’d like… Exploring nearby home is what keeps me sane. This is my first time on your site and I love it already x

Thanks for reading!

I like that this post offers a different viewpoint from the typical full-time traveler narrative. I don’t travel as much as I would like, but I also don’t want to be a full-time traveler. I have my own apartment, which I’ve decorated and made into my own space, and I love being able to come back from a trip and decompress in my own place. There’s certainly something to be said for having a home base.

Thanks for your comment Tausha. I think it’s important to be realistic about nomadism and travel blogging.

I don’t aspire to travel full-time. I like to have a home base and then spend a few months each year traveling. I’m very much fueled by my deep, meaningful relationships with people that I can see in person often. 🙂

A few months each year traveling sounds perfect to me!

I read so many nomadic blogs that it is really hard not to want what they (seemingly) have; a life of unending beaches, cafes, infinity pools, and yoga poses against the sunset. But, I also know that the majority of their time is spent looking for WiFi, worrying so much about tweeting, snapping, and instagramming every moment of their existence that I doubt they ever actually look up at the reality, and writing articles that they have been paid to write. I wonder how much they have to worry about their bank accounts.

I am an International School teacher, so I can work in cool places (Japan, Vietnam, Sweden and India so far), but I get 14 weeks of holiday to travel. Right now I am spending a week in Nepal. I get to travel, but also have a salary coming in. It’s probably the perfect combination, even if I will be sad on the day that I have to leave here. Flexibility is the thing I most envy about the life of a Digi Nomad.

I like your life!

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