This has been a while coming, I’ll explain a bit, but first, I’m sure you have questions, I’ll try to preempt them.
Question: Is something wrong?
Answer: Nope. It is just time for us to come home, see explanation below.
Q: Has Jordan got the preggers?
A: No progeny are forthcoming.
Q: Did you run out of money?
A: Nope, we still have over 30% of our budgeted cash left (even after buying plane tickets home).
Q: Don’t you want to visit [insert country name here]?
A: Probably (unless of course the country is Cananda, who wants to visit Canada?), but not right now.
Jordan has had lost some of the luster for travel since we’ve been on the road so long. Turns out, traveling for longer than 8 months isn’t for everyone. We’re both still very excited to see more of France, England, Ireland, Russia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Australia, …. the list could go on and on. However, we need some time at home, some ‘normal’ time, before we see more. Not to mention, now that we’re better traveled in South America than in the US, we need to do some serious travel in our own country.
In reality, I’m pretty certain we’ll never do it quite like we did it this time again. We’ll probably keep our house and travel for a few months at a time. To start with, we’ll be traveling only a few weeks at a time. This isn’t to say that we feel like it was a mistake, in fact, it was absolutely the right thing to do, but we’ll do it differently in the future.
We had an amazing time while on the road, our time learning Spanish in Ecuador, hiking in El Chalten, eating ice cream in Bariloche, visiting Machu Pichu, seeing hundreds of Macaws in the Bolivian rainforest, taking a cooking class in Florence, and visiting the Harry Potter set in London were all amazing experience we wouldn’t trade for anything. There are countless experiences that we’ll remember forever.
We’re currently making preparation to return home. Jordan is flying to Florida to visit her mom and I’m headed to Japan to squeeze just a bit more travel in. We’ll both be back in Zanesville by the 23rd of January. We’re looking to move to the west coast, specifically, Seattle. We’ll be job hunting (tell us if you know of anything interesting).
Thanks to everyone for following along with us as we’ve blindly found our way through this amazing experience. It has been a ton of fun sharing the experiences with everyone. We’ll probably have a few more trip related posts coming, but Jordan and I will be very busy with re-establishing ourselves as well.
 Dear Canadian Reader, this is known as sarcasm, who wouldn’t want to visit the icy cold tundra of a country that you call home?