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Once you’ve been bit by the travel bug, there’s no cure. You live, breathe and dream travel. Travel is the soul purpose of your existence. The exhilarating thrill of embarking on a new adventure is like a shot of adrenaline and you keep going back for more. You love the adventure, meeting new people and wandering into the unknown. You love discovering new places and learning about the history and culture of a place, soaking it all in and then sharing it with the world. Below is a list of symptoms that may help you to recognize whether or not you are OBSESSED with travel.

1. Your bookshelf is full of Travel Guides

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2. Your Pinterest account is full of travel quotes

3. Your Pinterest account has more boards of places you want to visit

4. Your house is covered in Maps and Globes

5. You make Mod Podge travel themed home decor

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6. You watch the Travel Channel and want to be Samantha Brown

7. Your passport is filled with stamps and left over luggage stickers

8. You save all your travel documents for future scrapbooking

9. You scrapbook/journal all of your travels

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Cinque Terre, Italy

10. You are a picture whore who takes the same picture 50 times to get a good one with you and the Eiffel Tower behind you.

11. You have done the touristy thing and held the Eiffel Tower in your hands and holding the Leaning Tower of Pisa up.

12. You proudly display your travel souvenirs in your house

13. You are have take travel themed engagement photos or want a travel themed wedding

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14. You love to read Travel Chick-Lit Books

15. You have a special travel bag only used for traveling

16. You have travel themed jewlery

17. You collect T-Shirts from every country you visit (or shot glasses!)

18. You refuse to leave somewhere without eating traditional, authentic food

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Pierogi – Polish Food

19. You refuse to leave somewhere until you have experienced a traditional tradition

20. You are fully researched about the history and culture of your next vacation

21. Your pictures from all your adventures are on every wall and shelf available in your house

22. You are addicted to the Weather Channel because surprisingly they have really great travel videos

23. You have a box full of money from around the world, saved for a future return!

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24. You plan out your vacations for the next year based on holidays

25. You have a travel bucket list that continues to grow!

26. You speak more than one language (or you know how to order a beer in multiple languages!)

27. You are downright appalled when someone informs you they don’t have a passport and you direct them to the nearest Post Office

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28. You immediately eavesdrop on other conversations the minute you hear a different language

29. You aspire to write a travel memoir one day

30. Your family and friends live on Facebook and Skype

31. Your iPhone has the weather temperatures in more than 5 cities around the world

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32. Your iPhone also has the time clocks from multiple cities around the world

33. You live in conversion rates

34. You live counting the time zones

35. You read travel blogs religiously

36. You are jealous that other people come from other parts of the world, only to realize they are just as jealous of you

37. You have friends on your Facebook that you met on your travels, who you will probably never see again

38. You love the travel section of BuZZfeed and Huffingtonpost

39. You have seen EuroTrip more times than you care to admit

40. You want to work for a travel agency or cruise line

41. You begin sentences with “When I was in …”

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Linderhof Palace, Germany

42. When you don’t need a scale to know your luggage is too heavy

43. You start denken auf two languages at the same Zeit.

43. You flick through your passport just to see the stamps

44. You have considered getting (or have) a travel themed tattoo

46. You have a hard time lending someone your suitcases because you never know when you might need it

47. You don’t plan trips to go shopping, but to see the wonders of that city

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London, England

48. You have multiple people wanting to meet you somewhere around the world

49. You know your way around multiple cities like a local

50. You stay in on a Friday and Saturday night because you are saving for your next vacation

51. You have made your own vacation travel jar

52. Your family has a stack of postcards from your trips around the world

53. You know the airport codes for multiple airports

54. You know all the cheap travel websites for hotels and flights

55. You take travel quizzes, map quizzes, world quizzes, monuments quizzes

56. You love flags from around the world

57. You know the difference between Gelato and ice cream

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

58. You get serious Post-travel blues and constantly go back and look at your pictures

59. You have a special travel drawer in your dresser

60. You have a collection of international plug adapters for different regions of the world 

61. You have an unconditional love of airports for some reason

62. You cant sleep the week before your next vacation

63. You have songs related to traveling

64. You feel restless when you haven’t traveled anywhere for a while

65. You tell people your hobby is traveling

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Venice, Italy

66. You write a travel blog

67. You know how to swear in different languages

68. You have more friends around the world than at home

69. Your Facebook feed has status updates in more than 5 languages

70. Your family is lucky to see you once a year

71. Your friends ask you “Where are you now?”

72. Your boss asks you “Where are you going now?”

73. You’re in a relationship with someone from a different country

74. You joined multiple travel groups on Facebook

75. You can draw a map of Europe on a napkin without looking at a map

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76. You know all the capitals of Europe

77. You are subscribed to more than one travel magazine

78. You are constantly daydreaming about where you will go next

79. You book your next vacation after your first day back to work

80. You plan your vacations around a traditional festival in that country

81. You call more than one place home

82. You work to travel. That’s it.

83. You don’t get jetlag anymore

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84. You moved to Europe (or your favorite country) just so you could travel more for less

85. Your Christmas list is filled with travel related gifts

86. Aspects of your life have been neglected, like perhaps you need to buy a new sofa or dining room chairs., but haven’t wanted to waste the money to replace them.

87. You buy travel related gifts for all of your friends and family to help inspire them to travel too.

88. You NEVER leave the house without your Canon Camera 

89. You save all of your maps, ticket stubs & brochures as souvenirs, or in case you need them again!

90. You have a dresser drawer dedicated to your travel accessories, passport, travel plugs and more

91. You have a special pair of shoes and you know when you put them on, you’re about to have an adventure

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92. You collect travel quotes in a special travel journal

93. You spend too much time living vicariously through other people’s travels on Instagram until your next trip

94. You tend to have more friends who also love to travel than those who don’t

95. You have more expat friends who keep leaving to go home, therefore giving you a reason to visit them in their home country

96. You take more pictures of the places you visit than of people

97. You have a collection of movies to inspire travel

98. You have a list of favorite travel songs you listen to when you embark on a new trip!

99. You collect Vintage Suitcases as travel home decor

100. YOU JUST ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TRAVELING MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE!!

You Know You're a SERIOUS TRAVELER When... | Travelaholic Traits | Obsessed Wanderluster | Obsessed with Traveling | Wanderholic | Addicted to Travel | Travel Addict | World Traveler | I love Traveling | Born to Travel | Traveler at Heart | #Travel #Wanderlust - California Globetrotter
Nashville, Tennessee

Below are some of my favorite travel related products such as the Lonely Planet Ultime Travel book to check off my bucket list, as well as a scratch off map and the most convenient travel wallet I have ever had!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I might make a little extra spending money, at no extra cost to you. As always, all opinions are my own and these products/services have been found useful during our travels and come highly recommended to you from yours truly!

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Replies to You Know You’re a Serious Traveler When…

  1. Hahahaha! Found myself nodding my head through the list, especially the language-related ones! Naja, sometimes all die Sprachen get mixed up in meinem Kopf… *g* No.68 is also important, because even if you don’t swear, you know if someone is swearing in the vicinity. Once, I heard a bunch of people speaking French and thought of walking up to say hello and practice my French; upon getting closer, all I heard them say was “putain” so I shied away…

  2. I definitely can relate to a lot of these points. Wish I was better at currency conversions though, I always have to use my phone to calculate!

  3. Haha, I can relate to many of these points! Your scrapbook looks amazing; I tried it for a while but gave up as I just don’t have an artistic bone in my body. I can appreciate a good scrapbook when I saw one, though! I think scrapbooking is becoming something of a lost art; hope you keep it up!

    1. Ooh thank you! That is my European version of scrapbooking because it’s so difficult to get nice embellishments or paper in Europe without ordering online. My books back in the states are waaay more detailed. Unfortunately, I have started making my books with an easy DIY website. If I ever move back to the states I might pick it up again. However I agree with you, it’s definitely becoming a lost art already. 🙁

  4. Really enjoyed this! And I too am very impressed with that scrapbook – I love seeing my handwriting in books which probably explains why I’m still writing ALL notes and pretty much anything down on paper before I put it on a screen… I can definitely relate to lots of the things on your list too.

  5. Haha – I don’t scrapbook (though I do save all my bits and pieces, maybe I should start!) but I was nodding along to a lot of these. My daughter is starting school in September, and as we’re still getting confirmation of which one, I discovered the one she’s currently allocated begins term mid-month. My first thought? Oooh, we could fit in an early September holiday then… #theweeklypostcard

  6. Love it, I can totally relate to a lot of those, but especially 83 – honestly, that’s the only thing that gets me up in the morning and motivates me to go to work. I never understand friends who say stuff like “Oh, I spent too much money on travel this year, I can’t go on another trip”, haha

    1. I agree! I hate it when people say that! I’m having this problem for my wedding – some people are saying they can’t make it because it’s too expensive – actually it’s not. You just gotta search for good deals and be willing to spend the money for a good experience!

  7. I definitely can relate to most of these!!! Your travel scrapbook is lovely! I keep on thinking I should make one for my next trip. 🙂

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