How Do I Know If I’m Addicted to Travel?
If you’re reading this, it’s too late. Well not really, but you’re definitely already thinking that you may have a slight (if not all-out) addiction to traveling. So if you happen to find yourself experiencing an overwhelming sensation of agreement while reading the following signs, don’t worry, you’re not crazy. You’re just a travel addict.
Sign #1 – You start planning your next trip while you’re still on your current one
Even though you’re still on vacation, your urge to see every part of the world never rests. As soon as one place is crossed off the list, it’s on to the next one. And in your mind, there’s no stopping you. In this process you might even be inspired to add a new city to your bucket list.
Sign #2 – You keep a detailed checklist of all the places you’ve seen and want to see
And both lists range in lengths close enough to be considered novels. You’ve spared no detail in creating this masterpiece. Chances are you’ve even ranked the places you want to see in order of importance, and changed the rankings frequently based on the flight updates you get sent to your phone on a regular basis.
Sign # 3 – When friends talk about upcoming trips, you secretly wish they would invite you
On the off chance that they do invite you, please go. Some of the best trips can happen from spur of the moment decisions. Sometimes you might even have to be a little pushy and invite yourself if you really want to make it happen and there’s nothing wrong with that! Traveling the world with new people will teach you more about yourself than you think.
Sign #4 – You make an adventure out of everything
You find the beauty and excitement in every location no
matter how new or even familiar. Whether it’s going to the local beach or simply taking a walk in a new neighborhood, you’re constantly exploring and looking for new ways to appreciate all the beauty this world has to offer. P.S. Don’t forget your camera!
Sign #5 – You think of every cost in terms of trip expenses or a plane ticket
This is the big one. If you could go anywhere in the world right now but needed the money to do so, what would you sell to make it happen? Before you buy something that you don’t necessarily need, ask yourself what that could pay for on your next trip. Because once you start thinking about everything in terms of travel costs, you’ve definitely caught the travel bug and it’s not an easy one to shake.
In life, there are worse things to be addicted to. I’ve found that being addicted to travel is one of the most rewarding addictions you could have. It creates this constant urge to never stop exploring, no matter how big or small the journey may be. To be addicted to travel means to be addicted to fulfilling your soul’s desire to see the world. And if you ignore that desire, you deprive yourself of the chance to find a piece of you that, maybe, you didn’t even know was missing.