First of all, I would like to say that I was thinking about writing this post for a long time. In fact, since the moment I realized that there is a point of no return. In other words if you start traveling and seeking adventure you can’t control it after a while. So, even though I may not be the super experienced traveller, I decided to write down some of the things I came across with all this period of time.
1) Now you feel more familiar with low-cost airlines and long trips. You are not this guy who doesn’t want to wait for a lot of hours or feel comfortable from the beginning to the end.
2) After so many times, now you find the idea of solo travelling very tempting. You think it’s the best way to visit places you know that you wouldn’t be able to visit with friends and do things that other people find weird. So, take your backpack and let’s go!
3) You have started looking for less-known destinations. You don’t want to be one more tourist in New York, London, or Rome, but an adventurous traveller in South America, Eastern Europe or Africa.
4) You know exactly what you have to do when you are in the airport, port, train or bus station. You have even calculated how much time you will need in each phase of the boarding process.
5) Sometimes, your next trip is already organized before finishing your current! You start thinking what you want to do after that, find the right place and when you get the chance you book your tickets!
6) It’s all about saving money. Some people save money to buy clothes or appliances, some others to go to the cinema or to the disco etc. But you don’t belong in any of these categories. Most of your savings are used to book your next adventure.
7) Did you ever feel that you know how to go to a place you have never been before to? It has happened to me. For example, how to get from one neighborhood of the city to another, or which airport is closest to it.
8) The first thing you do when you spot a plane is to recognize its airline company. You are so skilled now, that you usually manage to do this within a couple of seconds.
9) One more adjective that could describe you is “info maniac”. What does it mean? You try to learn everything about our world. National flags, capital cities, history of the countries, interesting words and phrases in many different languages, even though you know that you may never need all of them.
10) Skyscanner is one of the websites that you visit the most. Sometimes you realize that you started searching for flights just for fun or looking for inspiration.
11) More and more things in your wardrobe or your house, are things that you have bought in your trips. Even when you cook, you try all these tips and recipes you have learnt abroad.
12) You have started your own collections. City maps, coins, public transportation tickets are only some of the things that you have brought back home with you.
13) I am 100% sure that your friends and your family never stop asking when and where your next trip will be. Or they ask you “are you home or travelling again?” .
14) Now, you are able to pack your suitcase without a great effort. You know how many clothes you are going to need, what is the estimated weight of it and how to save room when packing.
15) Finding yourself lost in a foreign country isn’t your worst nightmare. In fact, very often it is something that you would like to do.
Would you like to add your own travel addict signs?