Traveling is one of those pastimes that we are all passionate about. After all, who can resist the temptation to explore vibrant cities, meet new friends and try exotic food?
Traditionally, most people like to travel once or twice a year. However, with the increased availability of cheap flights and accommodations, it has become easier to plan multiple trips per year.
Travel junkies are always itching to get on their next flight to explore faraway lands. If any of the following traits apply to you, then you may be an official member of the club.
4 Signs You Are a Travel Junkie
You Spend Your Time Looking for Flights
Checking flights and fares is something that you are doing constantly. You have email alerts on for every airline and you just can’t resist a good flight sale. The websites that allow you to input your home airport and select take me anywhere are your bread and butter for planning any sort of getaway. All of your spare cash is used up on flights and you often take personal loans to help satisfy your cravings for adventure going forward.
You Are an Expert Packer
The key to traveling smoothly is traveling light. As someone who is always in the airport, you have perfected the skill of packing lightly down to fine art. You know gear is the most important part and you have a sturdy travel bag that is equipped with nifty compartments to help organize your belongings. However, knowing what it takes to pack well is more than getting your hands on a reliable bag. You have also tried and tested every packing method under the sun, from the rolling method to compression kits. Frequent travelers are experts on creating travel wardrobes that can allow them to still dress for any occasion without bringing excessive baggage.
You Have Run Out of Pages on Your Passport
Your passport has been stamped so many times that you have lost count. As you flick through the pages, you are met with a sea of stamps. Each one denoting a different country that you have spent time in. Even though your passport is nowhere near its expiration, it may be time to get a new one. However, all the stamps in your passport are filled with memories that you will cherish forever and there’s a part of you that would hate to own an empty passport.
You Have Friends Across the World
It is not uncommon to follow Instagram influencers to find vacation destinations, but those virtual connections do not often translate into real life in terms of meeting people. Traveling is a wonderful way to make new friends. As anyone who has stayed in a hostel will tell you, they are often the best places to find a companion to explore the city with. Perhaps you once went clubbing with a group of Australian backpackers and now have a sofa to crash on in Sydney. Or maybe you forged a connection with a French art lover and now have plans to visit the Louvre with her/him. Traveling also connects you with all kinds from across the globe and can often help you to make friendships that last a lifetime.