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For me, two things:
1. Death of a relative (to attend the funeral)
2. To fulfill something on my bucket list- spend 6 months hiking the Appalachian Trail. After that, I may or may not hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I love nature and the scenery in parts of the U.S., just not the culture.
That's all I can think of.
So are you talking about long term or short term? Short term the family issues are obvious for most. Long term, only needing to make money which is what I am doing now.
Everybody has a plan til they get punched in the mouth
I'd probably return to the US after moving abroad if there was a death in the family or if we're on vacation.
Living here long term? Nope.
After moving abroad, what would make you return to the U.S.?
Good question, you should extend it to all Western countries.
The answer depends likely on the individual.
In my case, 40 years away from Europe, I can only say nothing will make me return to EU.
I do not have any relatives in EU, either dead or unknown. It also depends on distance, it's about 12 hours flight from Far East Asia to Europe.
I am now living in Japan, with a second home in Thailand, and visiting some Asian countries nearby for my vacation - Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia...
Simply said, I left EU and see no reason why I should return, even not for a short visit.
I've never really had a place to call 'home' since being born. Is Chongqing home to me? I'm semi-fluent in the dialect (though it's awkward speaking it), but I only spent the first five years of my life there. Is Beijing home to me? I spent my formative years there, but I don't click with its vibe. Is Vancouver home to me? The answer's obvious. Once I leave the Anglo-Saxon world, I'll never return, it's not even like I'd have any reason to return even for a visit. I don't have close family, I'm basically considered a loser by both Anglo and Chinese immigrant standards for the way I am, and yeah.
Much in this comment could be written by myself, just add 'EU' to the Anglo-Saxon world. No way for me ever to return to Europe.
I will continue to live in Asia, most time in Japan and Thailand and some other countries nearby in that region.