Got the travel bug? Looking to explore the world? Always think about distant places? Think of everything in terms of how much travel time it takes away? Well, chances are you are a travel addict. Once the travel bug infects you, there is no going back — you are a traveler for life. I have the bug; everything I do revolves around travel. 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 always ask people “Where are you from?” even when you know.
You wear flip flops in the shower.
You take toilet paper everywhere you go out of habit.
You have more than one currency in your wallet, just in case.
You keep a packed suitcase handy.
Your iPod only has songs related to traveling.
You run multiple travel websites.
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 have elite flyer status on multiple airlines.
You attend travel conferences multiple times a year.
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 travel 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 10 days in Paris! Let’s get this one — it’s only 5 days!”
You pretend you are a travel writer.
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 first passport before the first year was over.
Boots N All is your homepage.
You have trips planned for next decade.
You have Lonely Planet tattooed on your lower back.
You write a travel addict post.