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Wanderlust Friday

February 5, 2016

Pardon the interruption in posting — we just spent the most amazing month on the road exploring Mexico. We have so many memories, thoughts, souvenirs, stories and tips to share with you. We will bump up Mexico in priority coverage, and start posting about it shortly. For now,ย I would like to discuss our addiction. It is known as travel, and I fear it’s getting worse. The day we left Mexico to go back toย the US, I cried. And we were actually in Tulum — our least favorite (but not to say that it was totally bad) place out of all that we’ve explored in this amazing country. I feel a bit like a crack user ย — nothing will compare to the high of our first long term travel, but I must have more (and each fix is still so, so good). Anyone out there feel the same way? I am not going to ask how to alleviate this longing, because neither one of us really feels the need to do that. We will continue to travel, both short and long term for as long as we feel this need.

On the plus side, I can say that choosing a lifestyle that incorporates a home base was the right decision for us. As much as we enjoyed our month long adventure, and as badly as I wanted it to continue, coming home felt good too. There is comfort in growing our collection of travel mementos, in having our sweet orange kitty right there, and in our friends. The dinners and happy hours with talk over nothing and everything mean a lot to us.

So here’s to finding the right travel balance that makes you happy!

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  • Andrea

    I think you guys have struck the right balance for you – and that’s what matters ๐Ÿ™‚ I find equal pleasure in heading to a new place that I do in returning home. Cannot wait to read about Mexico!

    • House To Laos

      Thanks so much Andrea ๐Ÿ™‚ Mexico totally hit our travel sweet spot – a month to explore, which allows for combination of leisure, budget, and unexpected adventures!

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    Dude, I totally get this, no explanation or apologies necessary! We know so many people who went on RTW trips and then returned home feeling totally satisfied with what they had seen and done and now seem happy as clams to just stay put and, you know, be normal, stationary members of society once again. But not us! Even when we’re somewhere we love, the call of the road is always pulling us onward, and even though we sometimes do get physically and mentally tired, I don’t actually think we’ll tire of traveling. That adrenaline rush you get when you land somewhere totally new and everything is mesmerizing and strange? Totally addictive. After nearly four years, I still haven’t gotten over the rush of traveling!

    • House To Laos

      Itchy feet! We’ve been back for a month now and I would be lying if I wasn’t already planning our next longish trip. Addiction MUST be fed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Erika Alc

    Hi Jenia. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Mexico. I’m looking forward to reading about all of your adventures and advice. Post-travel is definitely a grueling period of time to experience. But I’m sure it won’t be long until you’re off to somewhere spectacular again!

    • House To Laos

      Thanks so much Erika! I am excited to start posting — Sergey did his job already on sorting the pitctures, i just need to sit down and write ๐Ÿ™‚ We have some big changes around here, which we are adjusting to, but are excited about. Needed to take a break from the blog, but hope to be back soon!