10 Signs You're A Travelling Addict

You've tried to convince yourself that you can give up travelling anytime, but we both know the truth. If you've already ravenously consumed our pieces on the things you learn while living abroad or the types of people you meet while travelling, you may just be a victim of the ol' travelling bug.  Just to be sure, you need to check your symptoms. Here are the 10 signs you're a travelling addict:

10) You've made an emotional travelling playlist so you can look out of the windows of planes, trains, and buses and ponder the romance of your nomadic life.

9) You don’t take sick days in case you need them for a cheeky long weekend.

8) Withdrawal symptoms set in if you haven’t been anywhere in a few months, so you find yourself going through Facebook pictures of your past exploits just to take the edge off.

7) Your wallet generally has more than one currency in it.


6) On your CV you've listed “travel” as one of your hobbies, because for some reason you feel this is something a prospective employer will actually give a shit about.

5) You're constantly making mental notes of places to visit and some of them are pretty improbable. Visiting a tribe untouched by civilisation in the Amazon Rainforest? Sure, it could happen...

4) The first and sometimes only word you learn in any language is how to say “cheers”.

3) You read guidebooks for fun... and the warm sense of superiority they provide you with over the great untravelled.

2) You're one of those obnoxious people who start all your stories with “When I was in…”

1) You frequent the travel section of College Times. Congratulations, you really are just a big traveller.

Joey Flanagan
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His friends call him Joe, you can call him Mr. Flanagan. A keen taxidermist and prolific writer of erotic Fair City fan-fiction, Joey's accomplishments include completing the Camino de Santiago, getting Ray D'Arcy's autograph over 200 times, and knocking a pig unconscious with one square punch to its jaw.

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