The Travel Itch

I’m sitting in my parents kitchen, drinking tea. And it’s now that I now that the travel itch is real. The sounds and smells are very familiar. The tea tastes like home. Only the mug is new. In fact, it’s old. But I’ve never seen it before. And its unfamiliarity gets me thinking about why […]

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What Does Home Mean To You?

Coming home is a great feel. I’m sitting in my parents kitchen, drinking tea from a mug I have never seen before. At home, it’s a comfortable scene. Sounds, sights and scents are hauntingly familiar, though some are startlingly new. It’s like watching every disaster movie ever, then walking through New York City – you […]

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Untangling Homesickness

Today I learned that a close friend decided to end their travel early. They packed their bags, purchased a last-minute ticket, boarded the plane, and will shortly arrive in their home country. Why? Because they were homesick. What is it that makes people decide to up sticks and move back home? To answer this, we […]

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