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Warning: Travelling. Highly addictive!


Some people enjoy travelling once or twice a year because it gives them a sense of freedom from their daily routine. This is what most people do. Once or twice a year. That’s why there is a term “annual holiday”. Some people just go beyond once or twice a year.

When I look up the dictionary – in my case it is most probably Wikipedia – addiction means the continued use of a mood altering substance or behaviour despite adverse dependency consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviours. In this case, I am an addict because when I don’t travel for a short while my mood worsens, I’ll go cranky. But of course addiction goes beyond definition.

I know some people have gone extreme, such as selling a house to fund round-the-world trip, or give up a lifetime career to backpack for a year or two. Those people I’d definitely and undoubtedly called travel addicts. Continue reading Warning: Travelling. Highly addictive!