Top 25 Signs You Need to Travel Right Now

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Are you suffering from a serious case of wanderlust? If so, the only cure is to pack your bags and get on the road to somewhere exciting. Whether it’s a two-week beach break or a year-long backpacking adventure is up to you.

If you’re experiencing more than three of the following symptoms, it’s time to book your next trip ASAP!


#1. You spend way too much time staring at travel Instagrams

Seriously. You follow more travel accounts than you do actual people.

#2. Work is becoming more unbearable than usual

The number of times you press ‘snooze’ on your alarm has increased significantly, and your capacity for chit-chat with your unexciting colleagues has decreased significantly.

#3. Happy hour at your place is becoming a thing

You’ve taken to making your own pina Coladas at home. Alone. And sometimes, you play generic island music while doing so.

#4. You eye tourists in your city with envy

Damn their annoying wheelie suitcases and carefree attitudes.

#5. You’re starting to crave trashy beach reads

You bitched about Twilight and Fifty Shades, but now they don’t seem so bad.

#6. Your search for flight deals obsessively

To places that you have no immediate plans to visit.

#7. Owning furniture starts feeling claustrophobic

And so does everything do to with having a home. Why own all of these pots and pans when you could buy a taco from a van on the street in Mexico?

#8. Your reggae playlist is getting way too much airtime

Bob Marley is great, but playing his greatest hits on repeat is one step too far.

#9. You can’t stop yourself from comparing things at home to things overseas

The pizza is better in Italy, and everything is twenty times cheaper in South-East Asia; you don’t have to be on time in Central America. We know.

#10. People are annoying you more than usual

Especially cheerful people.

#11. Even your comfortable bed is annoying you

Why can’t you be sleeping on an overnight train through India instead?

#12. Every day feels the same

Sleep. Eat. Work. Repeat.

#13. Sunday nights are almost too much to bear

The realization that the weekend is over hits you harder than usual these days.

#14. Your reading pile consists solely of Lonely Planet guidebooks

No harm in reading up on those places you’re not going to, right?

#15. You’re in a perpetual state of extreme nostalgia for your previous vacations

Seeing the old photos on Facebook hurts your heart, but you can’t stop looking.

#16. You steer all conversations toward travel-related topics

The ability to move a discussion from economic policy to tropical islands in one leap is one of your best talents.

#17. Listening to other people’s travel stories is both infuriating and fascinating

You want to stop listening, but you just can’t.

#18. Your friends have gently suggested that Who may put you on some fake tan

Being this pale can only be fixed with at least a week of non-stop beach time.

#19. Travel bloggers upset you

Why are they getting paid to travel, and you aren’t?!

#20. Nothing feels exciting anymore

Not even pizza.

#21. You’ve started purchasing a lot of maps online

And a compass. Just in case.

#22. You have a general feeling of anxiousness about all the places you haven’t seen yet

‘If I haven’t even been to Paris, when will I ever make it to Mongolia?’ you may think regularly.

#23. You’re sick of everybody in your normal life

Social events never felt this boring before.

#24. You feel discontent and restless

Your life kind of feels like a placeholder until something better comes along.

#25. Living out of a suitcase doesn’t seem that frustrating to you anymore

It sounds amazing!

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