I know there are a lot of people who read though this forum, but it almost sounds like everyone has all kinds of time to dedicate to lengthy tours to far reaches of the world. How often does everyone tour and for how long and how do you manage this despite the commitments of daily life at home? I am running a business and if I am away too long, it suffers... so I suffer!
Furthermore, for those who packed up and headed around the world for a year or two or more... how did you do it? (Not the long answer, but the abridged version for others' sakes; I'll PM if I have direct and long questions.)