We’re Jay and Tanya. In 2007, we left our home in Portland, Oregon and moved to Korea. Up to that point, we had both traveled quite a bit but had lived most of our lives in Oregon. We thought we were leaving home. But it turns out we never did.
Bob Hope wrote a book titled “I Never Left Home” and James A. Michener wrote “The World is My Home”. These works by two men who traveled extensively throughout their lives got us thinking about the concept of “home”. After living in Asia for four years, and then in Europe for seven years, we’ve expanded the idea of what home really means. Our latest home is Las Vegas, Nevada which is almost another planet in itself.
Dictionaries variously define “home” as a dwelling, a house, or a place of residence. To be “at home” usually means a place where one feels comfortable, familiar with or where one feels at ease. The paradox of the definition of “home” for us is that the longer we’ve been away from our Oregon home the more we feel at home wherever we are. Now, even in new unfamiliar surroundings, we still feel comfortable. We feel at ease. So, as we continue our travels, we find ourselves never leaving home. Our blog is dedicated to sharing our ever-expanding sense of home with you and to encourage you to experience new places. May you also never leave home.
Jay and Tanya Jacobsmuhlen