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34 Signs You Are Addicted to Traveling

By Nogarlicnoonions @nogarlicnoonion

This morning, my sister sent me an interesting article about travelers…  Loved it so much and found myself in many of its points that I decided to share it with you.


34 Signs You Are Addicted to Traveling, By Matthew Kepnes published on Thought Catalog

The first time I took a trip alone was to Costa Rica when I was 23. I had never really traveled before that. My family had only done a few trips to Disney World and a cruise when I was younger. That trip changed my life. And ever since then I’ve become a travel addict. I got the travel bug.

Once the travel bug infects you, there is no going back – you are a traveler for life. Everything you do will revolve around travel. I have the bug. I’m addicted.


Here are some signs you might be a travel addict too:

  • You start all your stories with “When I was in…”

  • You only TIVO the travel channel.

  • You read guidebooks for fun.

  • You plan trips you will never take.

  • You take toilet paper everywhere you go out of habit.

  • You have more than one currency in your wallet.

  • You keep a packed suitcase handy just in case.

  • Your iPod only has songs related to traveling.

  • You run a travel blog

  • You speak in airport codes not city names.

  • You can tell where people have been by the cheesy logos and sayings on their shirts. (Same Same = Thailand, Yellow Star = Vietnam)

  • You don’t take sick days so you can use them for extra long vacations.

  • You have elite flier status on multiple airlines.

  • You attend travel conferences multiple times a year.

  • You always ask people “where are you from?” instead of “How are you?”

  • You don’t have paintings on the wall – you have maps.

  • If you haven’t been anywhere in a few months, you get the shakes.

  • You spend two hours each day reading travel blogs and websites.

  • You subscribe to multiple travel magazines.

  • When you think of prices, you value things in terms how many days in your next destination it costs. “That TV is ten days in Paris! Let’s get this one – it’s only five!”

  • Some people voted for Barack Obama, you voted for Anthony Bourdain.

  • When people ask you about your hobbies, all your answers contain the word “travel.”

  • Some people cry when they leave home. You cry when you have to go back.

  • When people ask you your profession, you say vagabond.

  • You filled your passport in the first year you had it.

  • Lonely Planet is your homepage.

  • You are a travel hacker – not because you travel a lot but because it’s fun.

  • You have trips planned for next decade.

  • Your tramp stamp is a globe.

  • You can identify planes just by looking at them.

  • You can name the airline by looking an airplane’s tale.

  • You can say “Cheers” in multiple languages.

  • Your bookshelf only has travel novels.

  • You write a post about being a travel addict.


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