10 Signs You’re An Avid Traveller

Exploring the world is becoming more and more attractive to people, particularly for the typical millennial looking to find themselves and their purpose in the world. There are travel addicts out there who carry certain traits that they pick up from travelling avidly.

It could be to do with packing, could be to do with doing certain activities or mannerisms and dialogue in conversations with people. Some may be travel withdrawal symptoms travellers suffer from. We all have our own tell tale signs.

But here’s 10 popular signs that the travel bug has infected you and rewritten your whole DNA:

1. You book another trip or holiday straight after another

Or even when you’re still on that current holiday if you’re really on one!

I remember when I booked my maligned trip to Luxembourg last year on Ryanair after arriving back in London from Naples. That’s when I knew it was official. Man had joined the travel clan.

2. You feel that the worst part of your trip is catching the plane back home.

The end is nigh – because the return to your normal life is pending.

3. You think about being on holiday during your 9-5 job

Your 9-5 job cannot fulfill your need to be entertained, to be inspired, to be amazed.

Basically – you’d rather be somewhere else far far away on an unforgettable adventure that’s not near your office desk, involving you typing onto a PC and waiting for your daily 30 minute work break. You defo want to be typing to your friends about how lit your holiday is and you defo want that 30 minute lunch to be a lifestyle brunch on an exotic island instead.

4. You remember the exact date of a country you’ve travelled to and what do did

Might be a bit autistic but great, life-defining memories is something that’s for keeps. You go as far as to remembering the dates you lived your best travel life.

5. You’re able to pack your suitcase without thought

You know all the travel essentials you need with ease. You know how to fold your socks to. You know the way in which you have to place your spare pair of shoes. It’s all second nature.

To sound proper cheesy: you’re one with your luggage.

6. You always have a travel story to tell

Each travel experience is unique. You’ll more than likely doing activities you haven’t done before, meeting different people, trying out the local cuisine, speaking and stammering in languages you’ve barely comprehended *takes deep breath*

Chances are you’ll have plenty of worthwhile anecdotes to share with friends and family. If anything it’s a story in its own.

7. You often will start your sentences with “when I was in…”

To break the 4th wall here a bit, I’m sure plenty of my sentences on posts have even started with this.

One advice guys, once you hear a traveller utter those words switch those listening ears of yours ON. Maybe some popcorn too if the story’s about to get juicy!

8. You get to security and you always want to be a pro at taking out every metal and liquid

Everything has to be done as fast as possible. Especially when you’re cutting it close for gates closing.

I time myself. Security checks en route to Edinburgh I walked through the metal detector with confidence thinking that I was clean till yhat detector went off. But when they actually detect something and then I realised I left my belt on. I felt like kicking myself a bit as it was a amateurish error as an experienced traveler.

9. You’re often making new friends

Like I say – it feels like you’re making your mark all over the world.

10. You’re pissed off that Ryanair changed their cabin bag policy (Disclaimer: Mostly applies to budget explorers)

Damn right you are!

Personally I think the change is nothing more than a cash grab for RyanAir. I didn’t see any practical or safety issue with non-priority passengers having a small handbag and cabin bag nor did I hear vast amount of complaints from passengers. At times the change seems pointless as a lot of airports I’ve visited since the new policy’s been introduced don’t bother checking passenger’s bags either.

Your suggestions

Shoutout to those who pitched in their own travel havits, their twitter and insta handles are below 👇🏾

Flights And Feelings: Twitter – @flightsfeelings | Insta – @flightsandfeelings

Meg: Twitter – @MegFabulouss | Insta – @megfabulous

Chelsea: Twitter – @outofofficeblnd | Insta – @theoutofofficeblonde

Char: Twitter – @char_xO | Insta – @char_x.o

Final Word

If you’re an avid traveller and didn’t know the signs – well now you probably know at least one.

What are your signs of a person who is a lil – travel crazy? Do you know anyone else? Leave them in the comments below. Follow me on socials to keep updated with myself and future content.

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Johnny is a 23-year old solo traveller and travel blogger with a craving to know the world better and make the small world bigger!

26 Comments

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 2, 2019 / 10:19 pm

      Loooool! Maybe 😂😂😂 Could be a part of a mind hive

  1. May 3, 2019 / 6:26 pm

    This is so accurate! I get so grumpy if I don’t have a trip planned all the time and I sometimes feel like people get tired of me sharing all my travel stories, but that’s probably because most of my friends don’t travel much!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 1:15 pm

      For real Emily! Yeah…I can understand them as probably a lot of your conversations are around your travels but then again your stories should be inspiring them to travel more. Don’t let travel withdrawal symptoms bug you too much 😂😂

  2. Jackie
    May 3, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    This is so me! 🤣🤣 Thanks for sharing!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 1:15 pm

      You’re welcome Jackie xD

  3. May 3, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    I soo recognize myself in all that! Well, except preparing for the security control. I take off what I need to but never take out liquids. I figured most airports don’t worry about it and I’ve only been stopped twice about it. So that is me saving time on all the other 98 security controls😜
    Great post!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 1:18 pm

      Thanks Linn! That’s actually surprising to hear to be honest, which airports are you talking about by any chance?

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 1:16 pm

      😂😂😂 You always gotta look ahead!

  4. Madi Rowan
    May 5, 2019 / 11:40 am

    I’ve always been so fascinated with people who can just pick up and go! I’ve definitely traveled more than the average person but nothing too crazy! I definitely would love to see & go to more places!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 5, 2019 / 1:50 pm

      I can see why you would be! Sounds like you’re pretty methodical and grounded with your travels. Wherabouts have you been so far?

  5. May 5, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    Haha I pretty much resonated with everything you said! I think that makes me a travel addict!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 5, 2019 / 1:50 pm

      Yessss!!!

  6. May 5, 2019 / 1:04 pm

    Yessss – I remember the dates of things too – which is hilarious because I am terrible at remembering things like birthdays and meetings but man do I know what day I went there and saw that!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 5, 2019 / 1:51 pm

      😂😂😂 They do say the best experiences stay with you – couldn’t be any more true with I guess

  7. May 5, 2019 / 2:12 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutely loved this post as it reminded me just how much I love travelling, and how upset I am at the thought that I can’t travel more often because of budget! And yep – I’m definitely a pro at taking all metals and liquids out before the security can even bat an eyelid.

    • May 5, 2019 / 6:01 pm

      Haha! I wish I were an avid traveler! Some of these are quite funny and it’s made me realize that I might not be one myself I definitely know a few!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 7, 2019 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you! Well – you gotta to make yourself feel useful and relevant when you can👌🏾

  8. May 6, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    I think I definitely meet most points on your list! Travel is such a wonderful thing, why not be an avid travellor? I know at work I always get “You’re always on holiday” or “when / where’s your next trip?” 😂
    Also one of those people who are annoyed with Ryanair…there really wasn’t a problem with the system so why change it? Deffo a money making scheme on their behalf!
    Youtube is my downfall…watching all those travel vlogs just makes me want to book trip after trip!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 7, 2019 / 10:57 pm

      Amen to those statements as well! Their baggage policy wasn’t something that was a broken – and if it weren’t broken then why try and fix it 🤷🏾‍♂️ Yeah I can imagine haha! Hope you’re getting a lot of ideas from them tho 🙂

  9. May 7, 2019 / 2:43 am

    Love this! I’m on my way….I’m do about half of these!

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 7, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      😂😂😂 You are on the way indeed!

  10. May 7, 2019 / 5:33 pm

    I love this post! Especially the part about being pissed off at Ryan Air for their new luggage policy. I am still annoyed aha

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 7, 2019 / 10:53 pm

      Don’t think I’ll be able to let that new luggage policy of theirs go. Ryanair really don’t cover themselves in glory. Appreciate you reading Connie :)!

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