Travel Rant: The Moments After Travel

Returning home is always as terrible and as exciting. After being away for a week or two your own country seems so different than before leaving. Safe and sound. You know all the streets and understand what people are saying. You know how to act, how to fit in. It is easy and for the first few days that makes going back home so amazing. After surviving somewhere else being back at home is like relaxation that holiday should have given for you.

However after those few days coming home excitement disappears. You are back at home. Nothing has changed. Everything is exactly same as before you left. So many things have changed inside of you but no one seems to realize. Your family keeps doing normal stuff, friends keep asking photos from your trip and neighbors probably didn’t even know that you were away. In the end you are left standing there feeling odd. It is like this city, this country, these same old circles aren’t enough anymore. You need something different.

You need new streets, new cities, new places to explore. You want to taste foods you have never seen before and that will probably make you regret later even looking towards them. You grave for new interesting people who can teach you so much about cultures and countries you have only read from school textbooks. You need adventure. In your heart is traveler who just wants to see as much as possible because our time in this planet isย limited.

Watching all the photos you have taken and going back to all the new memories you have collected, just makes everything worse. “I would still be there…” If you just hadn’t taken the flight back. If you just had decided to escape your life. If miracle had happened and you would do whatever you want with your life. But then again, if you didn’t return back to home every now and then would this traveling thing feel as good? Would every new experience be as exciting as right now if you knew that you could have them endlessly whenever you want? Who knows…

Right now all we can do is to try to survive this after travel blues. Enjoy the few days back at home and then start planning new trip for another adventure. Because we are travelers and that’s what we do. Endless cycle of planning trips, traveling to new places and coming back.

 

Travel Rants are my series of random travel related thoughts and opinions. It is non-edited thoughts straight from my brain and heart. I just returned from my Bremen London trip so it was good timing to bring this post series back. Like always all comments are welcome! Have you ever felt like this? Or how do you cope with after travel blues?

I hope you are having amazing day!
With love,

Viivi Severina

12 thoughts on “Travel Rant: The Moments After Travel

  1. Currently feeling this way right now. (I just came back from traveling solo for the first time xD ) It still a very surreal feeling…Like ” I was at ____ place a week ago and now I’m back” ” I don’t need google maps everyday anymore..” I woke up this morning and was like ” which train do I need to take to go to this breakfast place…” and then I realize California doesn’t have an efficient train system… TT_TT Thanks for the post. Got to plan my next trip then ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. That not needing google maps feeling is so odd! I have it always when returning from travels. I hope you can travel again soon. Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Well said. Which is why travel isn’t about those other people, but for ourselves ultimately. And we can share it with those we choose to share it with – others who have traveled and journeyed and understand. Thanks for the post.

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  3. Absolutely true! Being an traveler your heart is in endless loop…you are always hungry for more and you can never rest. But I sometimes wonder where it will take us in the end…:)
    Great post..keep up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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