“Home Base” for the Nomad or Traveler

Here I am, back at home in California for a few weeks after a long stretch of traveling.  And I can not say this has been an easy transition or that I am enjoying my time here to the fullest.  Reverse culture shock is rougher for me than culture shock of new places...

Slow Travel? Fast Travel? What to do?

When I was a teenager and a babybackpacker in my 20s, I always wanted to cram as much in a trip as possible.  From Kyushu to Hokkaido with two weeks in Japan?  Bring it on! One week in Europe?  Sure, I can visit France, the Netherlands, and the UK.  Lonely...