Multibasing: What Is Home For People Who Travel Around A Lot?
The traditional definition of a home needs to be modified, argues Metblogs founder Sean Bonner.
Sean Bonner is the founder of Bode Media Inc and has been involved with digital media for the past 15 years. He is also a self-confessed traveloholic. In one of his recent blog posts, he questions the meaning of a ‘home’ as we traditionally understand it. He feels that instead of simply defining it as any place of residence or refuge, there has to be a better understanding of what a home is, and what we want a home to be; more so, for people who travel a lot and cannot pinpoint any one place as a central home.
Bonner pushes forward his concept of ‘multibasing’ for people like him who are always on the go, but often in one of a handful of places.
By the end of the year I expect to have a few basic necessities like a change of clothes and some toothpaste stashed in a few major cities around the world. Not because I’m paranoid and trying to have a plan B, C and D in place but rather because I travel to them on a regular basis and it’s pointless for me to always take the same things there and back in my luggage. I see this as a natural progression of things, and think more and more people will be doing something similar, or some parts of it anyway.
There is a whole group of people, Global Nomads, Technomads and Permanent Travelers who don’t live anywhere, but at the same time live everywhere. In the same way that people are drawn to the idea of “home,” I think that the ability to call the whole world home is just as romantic, and equally if not more attractive.
Bonner is currently testing out his theories on a year long travel experiment with his family. Follow along with his podcast here.
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