Far Away for the Holidays: Have You Ever Been Far From Home on Christmas?

Home is where the heart is, but have you been far from home for the holiday?

Being a veteran, I have spent a few holidays away from home. None farther away than the Christmas I spent in Afghanistan in 2005. With a 12 and a half hour time difference, it is quite literally on the other side of the world.

I was working on a counter narcotics program for the State Department and really missed being home for the holidays. Fortunately, I was able to take time not long after so I got to celebrate a late Christmas with my family.

It can be difficult to get into the holiday mood when you are far from home. Sometimes the holidays don’t feel the same when someone is missing. We would like to hear from you. What is the farthest from home you or someone close to you has been on the holiday


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