For some people, travelling is once in a while time thing. Some other consider travelling as a hobby. There are those who make travelling as their job such as travel blogger or photographer. There also people who started getting addicted to travel. Travel addiction may sound bad but it is not entirely bad. It depends on from what point of view you see it. Travelling a fun thing to do especially when you are currently in stress or burning out. It can be a refreshing activity to distract your mind. Some people travel also to recharge their positive energy. There are always positive effects you get from travelling.
Getting addicted to travel
Before elaborating if it is good or bad for being addicted to travel, you need to know first about the signs whether or not you are already travel addict.
When you keep thinking of being somewhere that it keeps bugging your mind even when you are in the middle of doing something then it is one of the sign of travel addiction. Your mind keeps wandering around some places you want to visit or you did.
Another sign is when you keep asking people around you about their experience in travelling. You even keep asking your friends to travel with you to the point where you keep being rejected since you have asked for many times already.
Another sign is when you keep watching anything related to travel either from TV shows or online program. You start reading travel guide books for fun. Whenever you go, you plan a trip to the point your journal or phone is full of your plans.
Other signs include saving travel playlist on your phone, having more than one currency in your wallet, you speak more travel terms such as airport codes to say a name of a place, keep analyzing tourists around you to tell where they have been to, being restless when you haven’t been travelling lately, reading travel blogs for hours, having a never-ending bucket list, collecting travel stuffs, talking more and more about travel even if the topic you are discussing is not related to it, planning for the next trip while you are currently on a trip, and the list goes on.
If you are experiencing these sign, then you might start addicted to travel. It is not bad if it doesn’t affect your healthy life. If you keep thinking about travelling to the point you couldn’t even sleep peacefully or starving yourself to save money for travelling then it is dangerous type of addiction. It is also bad if you neglect your responsibility to your family (if you have any) due to your obsession to travel.
If you are addicted to travel to the extent where you have bucket list to be fulfilled for few years then it is fine. It is even better if every list has purpose. That way, your trip is not only about wasting money but also get life lessons you couldn’t find anywhere but from travelling.