There is nothing like travelling to broaden the mind and expand your view of the world. It’s THE best way of learning not only about others but about yourself. Be careful though, because travelling is like a drug and you become addicted to the next trip, the next adventure, the next experience – albeit a positive one.
If you’re like me, travel brings out the best in my personality, it extracts from me an indescribable feeling of joy and edginess that both scares and excites me at the same time. This insanity stays with me as I travel, keeps me on my toes and stretches me to explore things I may not do at home. I suffer withdrawal if I don’t get that fix of airports, experimenting with different food and meeting local cultures.
Each trip fills my bucket of adventure and I grow more as a person as well as a mother, friend, daughter, sister, colleague and a member of my community. The freedom and unbridled sense of living in the moment is addictive. From the end of one trip, there is a brief amount of time where I’m withdrawing before I need to fixate on the next trip.
Over five posts, I’ve set out why you are a travel addict like me. Here are No.’s 1 – 10. You can read the rest here at:
1. You can’t pass a travel agent without checking out the latest sales.
2. You randomly get distracted by checking out what the latest travel bargains are around.
3. Travel memories are triggered by the smells from a cafe or the sounds of a band playing at a pub.
4. Meeting new people and making friends is all part of the journey.
5. If you meet someone who is a traveller – there is an immediate connection.
6. Birthdays and Christmas – family and
friends know to give you something travel related – not socks, underwear, soap or candles.
7. Travelling on your own doesn’t phase you – as long as you’re travelling.
8. Your bucket list keeps getting bigger with every trip you take. There isn’t necessarily a priority just as long as you are travelling.
9. Blog, blog and more blog. Whether it’s your own or others who blog about travelling – it’s a way of spreading the word of why travel is important to everyone (not just you).
10. You still get excited when you arrive at the airport, check-in, go through security and sit ‘airside’ ready for the adventure to begin.
Now it’s your turn.
What are your travel addictions?
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