If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you likely have a travel addiction! The good news is that travel isn’t bad for your health—in fact, it can be really good for it. But there are some downsides: You might find yourself taking longer trips than normal or spending more money than usual on plane tickets (or hotel rooms). So if this sounds like something you struggle with (and don’t worry, we’re not judging), here’s how we define a “travel addict”:

You are constantly planning your next trip.

You are constantly looking for new places to visit.

You are always planning your next trip, and you don’t mind spending hours researching it on the internet.

You want to make sure that you get the most out of your trip by doing as much research as possible before you go.

You enjoy planning trips with friends and family members, so that they can share their experiences with you while also helping each other out during the process (and maybe even getting a little money back).

Discussing travel excites you more than discussing politics or sports.

If you’re a travel addict, it may be because your interest in travel is so high that discussing anything else becomes boring. Traveling is an amazing way to learn about other cultures and people, as well as meet new friends. Plus, it can be fun!

You have a budget for travel and not much else.

If you have a budget for travel, but not much else, then it’s likely that you are a travel addict. Travel is expensive and requires time and money to plan. If your budget is restricted, then it’s likely that other aspects of life will suffer as well.

If this sounds like someone in your life who has trouble paying bills on time or otherwise not being able to afford things like groceries or rent any longer (or at all), then they might be considered an addict by some people who know them very well—but if they don’t fit into those categories yet!

People think you are always on vacation.

You might think that most people are on vacation and you should be too. But, in fact, the opposite is true: People think you’re always on vacation because they assume that if someone’s got the time to travel (and spend money), they must also have the time to blog about it and share their experiences with others.

Your friends will probably ask how long until your next trip—or at least what city or country you’re planning on visiting next year. And if they don’t ask directly, they’ll make comments like “I wish I could do that someday.”

You may find yourself trying to book flights home just so people won’t get suspicious about why there are no empty seats in your suitcase (though sometimes there really aren’t any).

Your idea of a perfect diet includes a wide variety of cuisines.

A diet is a set of rules for eating that you follow regularly. For example, if you are on a low-carb diet, your meals will consist of lean meat and vegetables. If you are on the Atkins diet, they will include bacon and eggs in place of bread.

A cuisine is a style or tradition in cooking with recipes that have been handed down over time from one person to another (or more). For example, Italian cuisine includes pasta dishes like lasagna; French cuisine includes filet mignon; Chinese food can be made with pork belly or duck breast depending on what region it’s from!

Traveling as an addict means being open-minded about cuisines because each country has its own specialties—and sometimes even its own language when ordering food!

You use travel-related emojis in texts and social media posts.

If you’re like me, then you spend a lot of time on your phone. You use it to communicate with friends and family, but also to keep up with the latest news and trends. And while I think most of us could use some help in moderating our usage habits—we all have limits!—there are still plenty of ways we can use our devices as tools for happiness and exploration.

One thing that helps me stay sane is using emojis in texts and social media posts (or even emails). They help me express my love for travel without actually having to say anything more than “I want to go there!” The problem is that these conversations often happen through text messages or PMs rather than face-to-face conversations where we could just talk about why we love going places so much instead of having them feel forced into writing something vague like “I’ve always wanted ____ at least once in my life.”

You own a passport (and it’s full).

You have a passport, and it’s full.

You think about traveling to new places all the time. You have been to more countries than you can remember, but if you had to pick only one place that stood out most in your mind as being one of your favorite places ever, it would be somewhere where they speak English as a second language (usually!). And if this isn’t enough proof that you are a travel addict – well then maybe my next question will convince you: Do we need another answer?

You have friends all over the world.

If you’re a travel addict, then you’ve probably met some of your best friends while traveling. Whether it was an amazing hostel in Thailand or a random encounter with someone at the airport, they were there for me when I needed them most.

If you’re looking for new people to meet while on vacation and don’t want to go through the trouble of making friends online—or worse yet, paying for group tours—then the next time you are abroad, consider trying something new: Couchsurfing! The idea is simple: If someone offers their couch for free to travelers who need somewhere safe and warm during their travels (and maybe even food), then why not take them up on it? It’s actually been proven that volunteers who stay at least two nights will increase their chances of finding jobs by 20%.

You can’t watch an inflight safety video without having some kind of witty remark to make about it.

It’s not just that you have a witty remark for everything. You can make a joke out of anything, whether it be an airline safety video or a news report about global warming. You find the humor in almost any situation and are always looking for the funny side of things.

You also find yourself wishing that your fellow passengers would get off your case because they keep asking if there’s something wrong with you or if you want to talk about it (and then we all know what happens next).

Your bags are always packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

You are always ready to go.

You never leave home without your passport, and you have a travel bag that holds everything you need for a trip (and then some). You’re constantly on the lookout for new travel gear and can pack in under 10 minutes if need be.

If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you likely have a travel addiction!

If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you likely have a travel addiction. Most of us can relate to the feeling of excitement when we know that our next trip will be coming soon. But if it feels like your heart is racing just from thinking about taking off on another adventure, then this may be more than just excitement—it’s an addiction!

The signs of being addicted to travel include:

  • You can’t wait for your next trip or vacation
  • You have a budget for travel and not much else


At the end of the day, travel is a great hobby and a great way to experience different cultures. But if you’re always on the go and never seem to be able to stop planning your next trip, it may be time for some lifestyle changes. If you feel like your work life could use some help in this department—or if you simply want a chance to relax without having any responsibilities—consider enrolling in our online course on how to travel more (and enjoy it).