Since I'm in a country where Thanksgiving isn't traditionally celebrated, I can focus on the true spirit of the holiday - giving thanks.
It's hard to process and communicate such a long period of time succinctly. I wish I could wrap it up in a neat 500-word package and deliver it with a smile and a have a good day, but four years of travel isn't tidy like that.
When my parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year, I answered without hesitation - the MatadorU Travel Writing Course.
At some point I had to ask myself - which is more important, my love of travel or what could possibly be the love of my life?
I dumped the majority of my worldly possessions in 2007 after deciding to become a nomad. I felt liberated. It was like cleaning up a part of my life that I didn't know was a mess.