You Know You're A Traveller When...

by Lindsay Shapka in ,


There are people who travel and then there are people who TRAVEL. I'm talking to those of you that have been jumping on and off planes solo before you were legally allowed too, those that have stayed in a $2 bed, on the floor of an airport, and in one of the nicest hotels all in the same city... YOU know who you are. 

You know you're a diehard traveller when...

  • You don't need to get any immunizations before going on a trip because you have already had ALL of them (more than once).
  • Unless you are going trekking in the Amazon, you ignore the traveller health clinic's warning to take Malaria pills because you have tried them before and have decided that the hot flashes, vivid dreams, and flu-like symptoms aren't worth it. You pack mosquito spray instead.
  • You have more visas in your passport than in your wallet.
  • You always have mini shampoos, lotions, and toothpaste in your medicine cabinet just in case.
  • Every time you make a large purchase at home, you compare it to how many nights you could spend in Rome, or how far you could travel by RyanAir in Europe. (With the price of my rent per month, I could live, eat, travel, shop, and party in Thailand for a month... sigh.)
  • You know where all the plug-ins near comfortable chairs are located in all of the biggest airports (and chuckle as you walk by the suckers who are sitting on the floor to charge their computers.)
  • You lust over luggage.
  • Ever time you buy something new, you picture yourself wearing it on the streets of Paris.
  • When you've committed to a trip, it is all you can think about, talk about and shop for — even if it is still six months away.
  • Your walls are covered in maps and your bookshelf is overflowing with travel books.
  • Most of your friends on Facebook are from other countries — as are most of your photos.
  • You relate more to the question "Where have you been?" than "What do you do?"
  • You always have duct tape and a swiss army knife close by
  • You look forward to eating airplane food

Got any more? Share them in the comments section below! 

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