As much as I love visiting new places and trying new things, sometimes the only place I want to be is at home on the sofa curled up with tea and a magazine. Even in the middle of an amazing trip, I'll get struck with some combination of exhaustion and homesickness that inevitably leads to guilt over not fully enjoying whatever wonderful place that I happen to be. I've learned that it's important to slow down and give in to those cravings for routine, familiarity and the pleasure of doing nothing in your own space — even when you're somewhere else. The domestic amenities homebodies feel guilty for craving can actually improve a trip, allowing for relaxation and ease in a strange and exciting new place. After all, sometimes you need a day off from your vacation.