As a cure for a boring life, travel is like the ultimate drug – effective, inexpensive, euphoric, addictive.
If you’re anything like me, then travel is a drug that you just can’t get enough of. No matter how many meetings you go to (with your travel agent) or how far you progress in a ten-step program (for planning your next trip), you’re so far off the wagon that everyday life just doesn’t cut it anymore.
You know you’re addicted to travel when…
- You’re as comfortable at 36,000 feet as you are on the ground.
- You can pack everything you’ll need for a month in less than five minutes.
- You know whether you’re luggage is over/under airline weight restrictions just by lifting it up off the ground.
- Planning your honeymoon is more important than planning the wedding (see Planning a US Pacific Coast roadtrip).
- In fact, you’ll already be planning your next adventure while you’re travelling.
- You get anxious when you’re in one place for too long.
- You think Phileas Fogg was an idiot. Why travel around the world in 80 days when you can take your time?
- You find domestic beer boring.
- You carry your passport with you at all times.
- You say “I’ve been there” whenever an exotic destination is featured in a movie or on TV.
- You have loads of foreign currency, which you hold on to until next time you’re in that country.
- You’re not quite sure where “home” is any more – but you live out of your suitcase even when you’re there.
- The thought of “settling down” in one place for the rest of your days makes you break out in a cold sweat.
- You name your first born child Qantas.
- You’ve read all these symptoms and related to every one of them.
You might as well face it, you’re addicted to travel!