I find that returning from travel is a very mixed experience. I have had some trips that I really did not want to leave and I was almost crying when they ended, and I have had other trips that although I very much enjoyed the experience, I was ready to go to the airport and come home. I always try to have a "cushion day" at the end of a trip so I don't have to go back to work the next day but can have a day to decompress and get my head wrapped around being back before I need to be back in "U.S. mode."
For many years, we have had dogs in our family. That was mostly what I felt good about coming home to. In the years that we did not have a dog, there were many trips where I would not feel like coming home to US work + responsibilities, and I was very much "Can't we just stay in _________ and not go home?"
The longer I am away, usually the more difficult it is to come home, and the less I like the idea of returning to the US, and all its issues. This was certainly the case with my exchange programs in high school and college, and my whole perspective on my country, who I am, what matters and doesn't matter to me, my priorities, and where I am in the world was of course totally transformed by serving in Peace Corps (of course that was not a "trip" or "vacation" but a life chapter.)
I always like to make photo books of my trips as well, and spend a lot of time on them, but I find many people (unless they are really travel people) aren't that interested and will sort of flip through them, them put them down, and not really delve into the images from my trip. I actually came up with a "three request rule" several years ago--I will wait until someone has asked three times on separate occasions to see the photos from a trip before I bring out the book to show them.