They say that once the travel bug has infiltrated your being, there’s no way of getting rid of it. The person is driven by an urge to explore the world and experience new things. They can’t sit still and settling down and living in the same place for any length of time is seen as an abhorrent nightmare.
Have you been inflicted? If you say yes to the majority of these symptoms, then you’ve definitely got the travel bug!
You Exclusively Read Travel Books
Guide books, novels taking place in strange and wonderful places, or incredible travel accounts (such as Seven Years in Tibet) all form part of your reading list. Anything else has long ago fallen by the wayside.
You dream that one day you’ll amass all of your own travels into an incredible fantastical tale. If you escape your daily life by delving into yet another travel book, it’s a clear sign the bug has taken over.
Think In Separate Time Zones
When you’re abroad, you don’t constantly refer back to the time it is back home. After all, you’re a citizen of the world. You can, at any given point, give the exact time in at least 5 different time zones. In fact, you laugh at anyone that can manage a measly 3.
You Only Watch Travel Channels
If you only limit yourself to travel channels, there’s a high probability that you may have the travel bug. Are you familiar with Airport 24/7? How about Dhani Tackles the Globe? Finally, if you find yourself glued to Xtreme Waterparks then I think you know what our conclusion is!
Dreams and Daydreams = Travel
One of the major signs that you have the bug is that your mind is never off the topic of travel. Whether it’s taking a week off to check out a new country or thinking about taking a proper round the world trip, you’re always thinking about your next adventure. Any tedious chore is made better when you stare into the distance and think of where you could be. If travel even gets into your dreams, then you know that you have the travel bug.
You laugh at friends that take 3 hours to pack. You find it hilarious when you see people lugging around their heavy suitcases. That stage of your life is well behind you, as you can literally pack a bag for a month away in under 15 minutes. When you go abroad, every situation is covered. Whether it’s a fancy affair at posh hotel or slumming in a hostel with 15 others, you can handle pretty much anything.
If your internet history is littered with a wide range of travel websites, there’s every chance the travel bug has taken over. Your friends can’t get enough of sports or fashion sites, but you’re constantly checking out National Geographic, Tripadvisor, and your favorite flight comparison site.
Human Conversion Calculator
Friends of yours still need to take out their phones to calculate how much something costs in dollars, whereas you can do multiple conversions in a matter of seconds. Euros to Dollars, you say? Give me a challenge, why dontcha.