26 Comments

  1. Penelope Silvers
    December 28, 2017 @ 4:49 pm

    You are very fortunate to have your health and time to travel. These are experiences you will carry with you the rest of your life. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    • dankiteski
      December 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am

      I’m not saying I’m not fortunate. I’m grateful that I got the chance to travel so much. I just wanted to point that it’s not so easy like some people think 🙂

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  2. Bob Hazlett
    December 28, 2017 @ 8:18 pm

    Glad to know someone else feels the same way

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    • dankiteski
      December 29, 2017 @ 10:30 am

      Yes, there are a lot of people out there that feel the same way 🙂

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  3. Ryan Biddulph
    December 29, 2017 @ 3:29 am

    Hi,

    Cool share here. I’ve had a neat experience with traveling, and going home. I love home more after each trip abroad. And I love abroad more after each trip home. I love where I am, no matter where it is. I love fam and friends in the US, and friends, and new folks I meet, on the road. Wasn’t always this way; at the beginning of my trip, I felt depressed returning home. But it had nothing to do with home really; just had to clear some fears and stop resisting stuff I had buried for a long time.

    Ryan

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    • dankiteski
      December 30, 2017 @ 11:39 pm

      Thanks for your comment Ryan. I still love every trip no matter where I am, it just home doesn’t feel like it did before for some reason. And I’ve seen a lot of people facing the same problem. I hope it’s only temporary like it was with you 🙂

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  4. Johanna Galyen
    December 29, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

    I can echo a small “Yep, I agree” after reading this post. When I was growing up my parents traveled frequently as missionaries. I was in multiple towns, cities, and states for usually just one or two days at a time. When we were in a location for a longer period of time, friendships were formed but there was always that nagging “I won’t ever see you again”.

    But just like you realized, I too know to treasure what is happening right now. I learned to enjoy the here and know. And not worry about the future. As an adult, it has been neat to see some of those friendships rekindle themselves. Social media is always expanding and I have been able to catch up with those friendships from the last 25 years. ~ Johanna

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    • dankiteski
      December 30, 2017 @ 11:41 pm

      Johanna, absolutely. We should enjoy the here and now. And also agree on the social media part. I just wanted to write this post for people that feel in the similar way after being abroad for a long time. And I’m glad I’m seeing people relating to the article. It honestly makes me feel better 🙂

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  5. Debjani lahiri
    December 21, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

    Beautiful diary, as if a traveler screaming his cry out aloud which happens to most of us even if we come back from as short as two day break. I can totally feel the pain every time I join back work after an awesome days of travelling . This bit absolutely sucks .. Ok lets say planning to go for next excites but here the question is how to deal with it. I think a true traveller who finds joy in none other than travelling faces this bad.. I love the way you scripted your own as well as many minds and their agony too.

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    • dankiteski
      December 24, 2018 @ 10:37 am

      Thank you Debjani, I really appreciate your comment and I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

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  6. Arnav Mathur
    December 22, 2018 @ 7:50 am

    This is something which I always fear. The fear of settling or getting stuck at a place after years of moving around. I can completely relate to the post travel getting stuck dilemma, coz I have been there but eventually found my way out again.

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    • dankiteski
      December 24, 2018 @ 10:32 am

      Thank you, Arnav- I’m glad you liked this post.

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  7. Shreya Saha
    December 22, 2018 @ 9:27 am

    Such an important share. I can understand how depressive it may get when you travel for long and then have to stick to one place. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on how to deal with such depression. I have been away from my home and been living in different countries for different amounts of time. I am scared to go back home and stay there for long. But I know I may have to do it shortly. Your tips may help me then.

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    • dankiteski
      December 24, 2018 @ 10:33 am

      Thank you, Shreya and I’m glad you could get some useful tips from this article 🙂

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  8. Archana Singh
    December 24, 2018 @ 12:52 pm

    Such an interesting article. I always get a holiday hangover and as soon as I am back, I start looking to pack my bags again. However, depression after travel is a serious issue and I am so glad you shared the reasons and how to deal with it.

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    • dankiteski
      December 25, 2018 @ 11:43 am

      Thank you, Archana- I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this article

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  9. Jenn and Ed Coleman
    December 24, 2018 @ 7:22 pm

    I think there are two basic drugs in society – wanderlust and nostalgia. Who you are as a person revolves around how you feed your core happiness with each of these drugs. Wanderlust is the quest for the while nostalgia is the remembrance of the old. Nostalgia’s power has been proven again and again by science. The problem with being a nostalgia partitioner is that the power of a memory gets reinforced with each repetition. After a while, new experiences no longer compare the your memories.

    I am 47 and still get a creeping panic when I am back at on my parent’s farm. Too many memories. Too many expectations. I am not the person who I want to be or the image of myself I strived to create in my life. I am back to my childhood self, wrought with the familier fears and anxiety. This happens to me if I have just returned from the road or I am on a weekend visit from home.

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    • dankiteski
      December 25, 2018 @ 11:48 am

      Well said, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you for sharing your experience with us in the comments, I really appreciate it 🙂

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  10. Annick
    December 24, 2018 @ 8:12 pm

    Well said. While I’m not a full-time traveler at this point, I can relate to this feeling. Traveling changes you in a way that can’t be taught by books or anything else – you have to experience it. I grew up as a third culture kid and every few years I still get the urge to move to a new country. I’m glad you addressed this feeling in a very relatable way.

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    • dankiteski
      December 25, 2018 @ 11:43 am

      It sure does, Annick and one definitely has to experience it to know how it’s like

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  11. Lisa
    December 25, 2018 @ 5:46 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this. I haven’t been a long term traveler like you so haven’t experienced the same questions! I think you’re right in that not one size fits all. We all have to live the life that’s right for us!

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    • dankiteski
      December 26, 2018 @ 11:17 am

      Thank you, Lisa- I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this post.

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  12. Clarice
    December 26, 2018 @ 9:16 am

    This is exactly true. My cousin has been a traveller so long and when she went home. She said she was so lost and not used to it. It was pretty fun and easy in the first few months but after sometime — she missed the lifestyle so bad.

    Anyway, thank you for your tips. Just shared this post with her.

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    • dankiteski
      December 26, 2018 @ 11:23 am

      Thank you, Clarice, I really appreciate it. I hope your cousin will like this post too 🙂

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  13. Medha Verma
    December 30, 2018 @ 5:16 am

    I have never travelled long term, I only travel 2-3 weeks at a time, and then come back to my life, my full-time job and then travel again in a few months. To be honest, I love that lifestyle. Yes, I do get depressed after I return from a trip, for a while at least. I do not feel like being at work or maybe even hanging out with friends. And then I begin to plan my next trip and get excited allover again, haha!

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    • dankiteski
      January 4, 2019 @ 7:50 am

      That’s much more easy Medha and more practical I suppose. I tend to do that more often nowadays as well 🙂 Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it.

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