You have just returned home and you are already looking forward to the next trip: if you know this feeling, you may have contracted the traveler’s disease . Know that for such a disease there is no cure, it will only get worse . And it will accompany you for the rest of your days. The luck is that you are not alone: so here are the signs, or maybe we could even define them as symptoms , which can make you understand that you are a travel sick.
First clue: if you haven’t left your last destination yet and you’re already planning the next one . Typical reasoning from last night away , when instead of taking stock of the trip still going on, you can do nothing but think: “Here I lived these experiences, that’s what I want to do when I leave”.
Just come home, then, you notice some aspects of your everyday life: if, after unpacking your suitcase, you will spontaneously do it again and leave it there “because you never know” , you are a chronic patient. Even more if, after weeks of reaching the coveted shower in your home, you will get into slippers . Too much the habit of washing yourself in hostels, establishments or in any case places shared with other people … Attention then to the number of foreign SIM cards you have in the drawer: they represent a real thermometer of your travel fever.
Your way of spending free time is also very indicative. Do you read tourist guides just for fun? Do you like to plan flights that you know very well you will never support? Do you miss reading reviews of restaurants in the city you’ve never visited? Have you just returned and do you have a clogged email newsletter for flights around the world? Then the disease is at a very advanced stage.
However, it is not said that the patient with travel is a solitary person, on the contrary: he could also attend a good number of friends and relatives , but he also expresses his problem with them. You will notice if the question “What have you been doing lately?” You will answer “I have been to …” or if any of your anecdotes will contain the phrase “It happened to me when I was in …” . Obviously, then, you will not fail to propose to those you love to accompany you to this or that corner of the planet, which you have not yet visited or where you would like to return.
Last details taken from everyday life. Look at the walls of your home: if instead of paintings, prints or posters there are maps and planispheres , you have contracted the disease. The same goes if you use the cost of living abroad as a unit of measure for the purchase of an object (“This new TV is too expensive, it’s like spending ten days in Paris! “). Or if, having to write something on social networks, it will surely be on a trip already made or to be made.
Attention, finally: it may be that on social networks you contact someone you haven’t seen for years (an old colleague, a high school friend or even someone you don’t even remember who he is) and who, kidnapped by your posts wandering around the planet , asks you advice on a next destination. That is the moment when you can transmit your disease to him . Which, among other things, is also contagious .