After nearly 3 weeks backpacking again through Europe, I can say the travel bug is fast asleep. Travel is becoming a listless series of tasks as I move from city to city, sitting on trains and making 24 hour friends. It isn't just the travel but living away from home for the past 2.5 years that's worn the edges down a bit. Some people can do it long term but right now I need to feel a bit grounded again and Houston is the most logical place for me to be close to everything that's important to me. So I'm cancelling my Trans Siberian ticket and heading home in the next week or two.
The wanderlust I'm sure will peek it's head out again in the future, but for now all I want is some routine and a place to come home to. Travel definitely teaches you skills and knowledge you wouldn't have the interest in acquiring from home necessarily, but the curiosity of reading will incite my desires to see a place again later.