20 Signs You Are A Travel Addict

I’ve never considered myself an addict. I mean, do I look like someone with an addiction?! Addiction is a strong word, and most of us don’t identify with it. Then I discovered the virtual environments, like Facebook and Instagram and I really like it.

Some of my close friends were making fun of me, telling me I am an addict. I disagreed and shut down my Facebook account for 21 days. If you need 21 days to make a habit, then you need the same to get rid of one habit.

Some of my close friends were making fun of me, telling me I am an addict. I disagreed and shut down my Facebook account for 21 days. If you need 21 days to make a habit, then you need the same to get rid of one habit.

Then I started using Instagram like crazy, and they were telling me I’m using too many hashtags. (Don’t listen to people like that) So I ignored them. And I am not sure how or why, but I started to spend my money on travel.

I guess I just decided there is no need to save up my money to travel and just live the moment. Best decision ever! (Yes, I’m talking to all of you cowards out there)

I guess I just decided there is no need to save up my money to travel and just live the moment. Best decision ever! (Yes, I’m talking to all of you cowards out there)

Often while travelling or getting ready for a new journey, I’ve had some moments worth remembering. I am sure I am not the only one in these situations and most of them are funny in a way only a TRAVEL ADDICT could relate.

When do you know you are a travel addict?

1. When my top friends on FB are from different countries and there are not more than 2 from the same one.

2. When your most active FB friend asks you how you’ve been and you say a bit sad, and then he/she sends you a travel video to make you feel better.

 

3. When the friend you made in a far away country comes to visit a neighbour country and asks you to join him/her for a beer tomorrow. (And you go)

 

4. When your parents lose track the postcards you’ve sent them.

 

5. When you meet your old friends and they all ask you where are you going next, even though you just got home.

 

6. When you wake up from a short nap in a train and you try to read the car plates to figure out what country you’re in.

 

7. When you’re asking for glue in a bar, to stick your stamps on the postcards for your friends back home.

 

8. When you are posting every day on Instagram and then checking every hour how many likes you’ve got on your awesome photo from your last trip.

 

9. When you work colleagues get you an instant photo camera for your birthday, for your next travels. (It’s soo awesome)

 

10. When you open a website in the browser in your native language and Google ask to translate it into English.

 

11. When you have in your wallet at least 2 different currencies and credit cards from different countries and a small plastic bag with sim cards for different countries.

 

12.  When you want to update your status on Facebook and you instinctively write it in English, so all your international friends can understand.

 

13. When you’ve been away from home for a while and you beg your friends and family to talk to you on Skype because you miss talking in your native language. (read more about the hardest part of moving abroad)

 

14. When all you want for Christmas is a new backpack (I really want a new one)

 

15. When you cut your hair because it was too hard to take care of it while travelling. ( I decided to donate it )

 

16. When you are afraid to tell your friends about your next trip because you feel they will stop talking to you.

 

17. When you mix languages and talk to people in the wrong one. ( I once said something in my native language to someone and I was really confused why she was not getting it)

 

18. When you hate waking up early, but you still do it because you have a train to catch and that’s just too exciting to keep sleeping. (yeah, reality is better than dreamland)

 

19. When you quit your job to be a volunteer in another country.

 

20. When you learn how to pack a backpack in 30 minutes. (Read about packing here.)


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