14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

12. They Never Let Documents and Cards Expire

You probably know that most countries won’t let you in unless your passport has at least six months of validity. Well, frequent travelers are acutely aware of this fact, and would never let it ruin their trip, so they always make sure it’s up-to-date.

The same goes for bank cards. Imagine having your card expire in the middle of an adventure? The idea of not being able to access your money abroad can be quite distressing — it may happen with newbies, but rarely with those who travel all the time.

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13. They Know a Lot About Geography and History

If you’d like to have a competitive advantage next time you go to a pub quiz, it might be a good idea to bring an expert traveler with you. Not only do they hop around the world continuously, but they also take research seriously.

They know that by properly researching a new destination beforehand, they can have a deeper understanding of the culture they’re exploring. Because of that, they know most of the important touristic sites, the capitals and leaders of many countries, and even famous local dishes.

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14. They Can Sleep Anywhere

It would be great if you could always have a comfy bed waiting for you at every destination, but that’s not the case. Those who travel a lot need to learn to get some sleep any time they have a chance.

A hostel dorm can be an amazing place to meet people, but a terrible one for a good night’s sleep. The same applies for long bus journeys, airport floors, or train station benches. A good trick is to always carry earplugs with you, but being able to shut off on command is definitely an incredible skill to have!

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