He might very well be a future “guy who never left”.
The escapist has a history.
Maybe he was in the military, or he had a rough upbringing, or society just laid on him a little harder than the rest.
Whatever it is, he’s come half way across the world to get away from it all.
He’ll continue to roam until he’s forgotten why he left in the first place, or he’ll never leave set up a new life along the way.
The positive is they don’t tend to carry the baggage of their past with them.
No past means they are living in the moment and are some of the most genuinely interesting people to talk to.