A home base is a place you stay for a few months between traveling. A few travelers on popular travel sites don’t see the need for a home base. They believe it’s a waste to pay rent if you’re not living there all the time.
There are travelers that disagree. A home base, especially in your country of origin, is important. A home is a place to spend time with your
friends and family, and celebrate holidays.
I was thinking about this recently since I’ll be relocating soon. The idea of traveling from country to country is exciting yet terrifying. I like traveling but a home base is important to me. A familiar place that I can recharge when I get tried.
The pros of having a home base are; familiarity, a place for your belongings, you can rent it out on
Airbnb until you come back, and conveniences of a home.
The pros of not having a home base are: the world is your home, constant adventure, in-depth learning of culture and languages.
My family is important to me and the fatigue I get when traveling is unbearable. I cannot get a good night sleep unless I am in my own bed! While it sounds appealing to constantly travel I think I need a home base for now. I like the flexibility of traveling while still being able to come home.