I would like to attend this discussion, since I started working again 2 months ago after beeing almost 3 years out of the job and travelling.
Fist I totally agree to everybody beeing honest, that is the way, starting the job with a lie will not last for long and making anybody happy!
I was straight forward and told the employer I was looking for more, that I did need some time off, because of several reasons. (I quit my previous job, because of very hard depressions, which I did not mention in the interview.)
But not mention something isn't wrong in my pov. I said, that I had my reasons and don't regret it all. I also told them, that my life beside the work is now more important for me and that I would like to take the job, because of the great location, too. They also asked me about a potential next trip, which I didn't denie. I responded, that I don't know yet, but nothing is impossible...
I didn't lie in any way and was just myself and I think that is, what is most important!
I also had a bit of a good chance for my current job, because my experience at my last employer, which is one of the competitors. So they were really interested and flew me from Tbilisi/ Georgia to Germany and back to Tbilisi to ride my bike back home and covered all the expenses!
So for me all this is the living proof, that if you follow your dreams the success will come with it!!
My bigger problem now is the whole different life again. All the rules, the timing, the structure and so on...
I hope to find a good way to handle all this a fine and nice way!!
Good luck to everyone and all the best!