16 signs you’re a travel addict

I think I might have a bit of an addiction problem. It occurred to me the other day when dreaming up our next trip that I have an unhealthy view of the world (ie. the view that I work inbetween my holidays) and that I’m not alone in this.

Friday figments and photos - the Tromso Edition


A few of the signs that you’re a travel addict;

  • Films make you want to travel, books make you want to travel, music makes you want to travel, sitting on the bus makes you want to travel.
  • Your wardrobe mostly consists of snowshoes, flip flops, travel guides and different sized travel bags and suitcases.
  • The realisation that cheesy touristy stuff can actually be ace, you just have to learn all the hacks to make it much less awful.
  • Long haul is your jam: you know exactly which pharmacies in London sell the best homeopathic jetlag tablets (because you’ve literally tried every trick in the book) and what time flights should be booked to work in with your sleep pattern.

  • You’ve slept sitting up, along airport benches, on dusty coaches, on trains – in fact sleeping in your own bed seems weird.
  • Local travel? Yes please. International Travel? Yes please! Jet lag? Oh, go on then!
  • Your email inbox is flooded with travel deals, blogposts with exotic locations and a weekend not either a) planning something fun or b) out and about feels like an utter waste.
  • You co-host a Travel Linkup asking other bloggers to tell you about their wonderful adventures.

What to do on a long-haul flight - Adventures of a London Kiwi

  • You work to fund your next trip.
  • Home decoration consist of maps, postcards and stunning travel moment photos.
  • You can’t buy milk because every coin in your home is in overseas currency.
  • Once you’ve booked a holiday somewhere, every waking hour is spent researching things to do, places to see.
Lord of the Rings: Hobbiton, Middle Earth aka Matamata, New Zealand
Hometown tourism, oh yeah.
  • You’re already planning the next trip before the return flight touches down on the tarmac.
  • The bucket list on your blog contains 30 places to visit, and even before the last bucket list expires, the next one is being drafted.
  • Deep down you know that you will never, ever be free of your wanderlust.
  • You read articles called ’16 signs you’re a travel addict’ and metally go ‘yes, yes, yes, ohh yes’…

I think I might need to start a Travellers Anonymous support group.

My all-time favourite book.



What was your moment of addiction realisation? (Just remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step to a health).

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