I may be suffering from dromomania, or “mad travellers’ disease” – a medical condition that describes people who are driven to wander long distances due to irresistible impulses.
Or I could just love to travel.
So how do I know if I’m developing an addiction to wandering around the world? Here are some of my tell tail signs:
- My suitcase is never fully unpacked.
- The only reason I work is to save up for my next trip.
- The airport feels like a second home, and I don’t mind sleeping across bench seats between flights.
- Duty Free shopping is a exciting challenge to see how much I can buy before my next flight.
- I have more friends overseas than at home.
- I plan my next trip before I’ve finish the current one – or as soon as I get home!
- I have more miles in the air than I have on my car.
- I own more of those tiny bottles of toiletries than standard ones.
- Waking up at home feels strange.
- I try to curve my pillow around my neck, like a travel pillow.
- My room is filled with souvenirs and artwork.
- I’m an expert on currency conversions and have a stash of money in different currencies.
- I panic at the thought of having to stay in one place for too long.
- I find it hard to sleep without the sound and vibrations from the jet engines.
- I can pack in under five minutes.
- My bucket list is almost entirely travel-related.
- I wear t-shirts or other items of clothing emblazoned with country names to bed.
- I feel sad when I walk through my front door…. until I see Cooper and cuddle him.