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Most likely he's decided to give things another go-round. It sounds like he is the slow deliberate type, not impulsive, or he wuldn't have stayed in touch for so long without reaching a decision.
He wouldn't be contacting you casually; he must have made up his mind to overcome the fear of rejection.
If you're over the need to travel and ready to settle down, ask him to get together and talk it over.