More and more people are setting off with one-way plane tickets in search of broader horizons, grand adventures, and a nomadic lifestyle – even if only for a year or so. We have elaborate ideas of all the places we will see; some familiar, some different, and some completely alien to all our senses.

We start off touring through the first few destinations while we get our traveling legs under us, we learn to make fast friends on the road, and we slide into a decent rhythm of traveling.

And then it happens: we get stuck.

It happens to all of us. Spend enough time on the road, and it will happen to you too.

I happen to be a very (very) slow traveler. Since leaving my hometown two years ago, I spent one year traveling through my own country of Canada, and the second year between Hawaii, Southeast Asia, and Australia. I still have another six months in Australia before I plan to move on. And believe it or not – I am gearing up to spend even longer here.

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