Have you ever wondered why more and more people are traveling these days? It seems like the trend will continue to increase in the coming years, especially for the millennials… and it’s all because of that contagious travel bug.
“Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”
The so-called travel bug is a term used for a strong desire to travel consuming you with extreme wanderlust. You might catch this bug bite through that random sponsored post you saw on your Facebook timeline about the Top 100 Destinations to Visit Before You Die. It could also be from the bunch of photos of your friend in the Maldives that you saw on Instagram. Or maybe from one of those holiday vacations you went to with your family.
Once you’re bitten, it will be hard to recover. It would never go away and it will change your life forever!
How do I know? I was bitten hard. Are you too?
Here are the warning signs to help you identify if you’ve suffered with the hard bite too:
1. You are jealous of people who are traveling.
This not only applies to people who have never traveled but also to those who are currently traveling. You might find yourself saying:
2. Your feet are itchy.
Not literally! You just can’t stay in one place. You always want to be on the move. Because if you won’t, you’ll scratch them for the rest of your life. And this leads us to the next warning sign.
3. You already have plans for your next adventure.
…even when you’re currently in one.
4. You stalk airlines, including other travel search sites.
Gonna watch out for all those seat sales.
5. Your Instagram is perfectly curated.
You definitely want to showcase your adventures.
6. You quit your job.
You realized that your leave credits won’t help you travel long-term. And you no longer want to depend on your boss’s permission for your round-the-world dream.
7. You created a travel blog.
You were inspired. Now you want to inspire. You want to share the world your adventures and mishaps. With that in mind, I finally decided to create this blog .
I suffered from numbers 1, 3, 4, 7 and (almost) 6. How about you? Which among these signs ring a bell? I’d love to know!
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