LAST UPDATED: 5/16/23 – 50 Signs You Might Be a Travel Addict
We have all heard the terms before. Wanderlust, the travel bug, nomads, vagabonds, wayfarers, drifters, and globetrotters. All of these terms are used to describe, to a varying extent, people who suffer from one thing in particular, and that is an addiction to traveling.
Once the travel bug bites you, it is a very hard thing to let go. The excitement that one can get from traveling to new places and experiencing and learning new things can give you a rush and fulfillment that leaves you craving for more-and-more.
If you are the type of person that consistently starts their stories with “when I was in…” or constantly adds locations to their bucketlist, and can never seem to get that bucketlist to shrink in size, then you might be a vagabond, nomad, or globetrotter.
To help you determine if you have been inflicted by the travel bug, I have compiled a helpful list of signs that you might be a travel addict. You might not display all of these symptoms, but if you display more than you don’t then you just might be a travel addict. But don’t worry if you are because you aren’t alone. There are many of us out there and it is a tight-knit community.
So, without further ado, you might be a travel addict if……
- You get anxious when you don’t have a trip planned.
- You have flown more airline miles in a year than all of your vehicles have mileage combined.
- You have a pinboard map to keep track of your travels.
- You often plan another trip before you have taken your next one (see #1).
- You know the airport codes for airports you haven’t even visited.
- You can pick up a piece of luggage and guess the approximate weight.
- You have watched every single travel show on Netflix.
- You have a collection of guidebooks and\or maps.
- You enjoy planning trips for other people.
- You have a travel site set as your browser homepage.
- Over half of the junk mail you receive in your email is travel related.
- Over half of the apps that you have installed on your phone are travel related.
- Over half of your Facebook or Instagram posts are travel related.
- You have multiple different currencies in your wallet.
- You have a music playlist on your phone specifically for plane rides.
- You know your airline or hotel rewards numbers by heart.
- You know your passport number by heart.
- You have multiple travel rewards credit cards.
- You have pictures of the places you have been framed all over your house.
- You know your way around many different airports.
- You have subscriptions to multiple different travel magazines.
- No matter how much you travel, your bucketlist keeps getting longer.
- You have a travel-themed tattoo.
- Your clothes are divided between home and travel clothes.
- You have gotten combating jetlag down to a science.
- You have made getting thru airport security quickly into a science.
- You have gotten packing a suitcase down to a science.
- Just the thought of booking flights gets you excited.
- You plan trips you have no immediate plans to take.
- Your idea of a trip involves at least two countries.
- You have registered for either Global Entry or CLEAR.
- You have a travel savings account.
- You can name at least 10 travel documentaries.
- You know phrases in at least 5 different languages.
- You have a favorite seat on airplanes.
- You count the number of countries you have been to.
- You are comfortable living out of a backpack or suitcase.
- You are not afraid of getting lost.
- You belong to at least five Facebook travel groups.
- You know the currencies of many other countries by heart.
- Solo travel doesn’t phase you
- You know the best places to eat in most airports.
- You can give restaurant recommendations in foreign cities.
- You are on a first-name basis with the airline agents at the airport.
- You have registered accounts on every travel website on the Internet.
- You are able to give people directions in foreign countries.
- You have Facebook friends who live in multiple different continents.
- You know which airports have free WiFi and which do not.
- You have flown on over a dozen flights in a week.
- Your bathroom cabinet is filled with travel-sized containers.