You might have heard about the “travel bug,” the elusive insect which carries the condition that afflicts hundreds of thousands of travelers. It usually only takes one trip (or one bite) for you to catch it, but once you do, it’s, fortunately, incurable. You’ll live the rest of your life with it, only thinking about traveling, saving money to travel and hopefully, traveling a lot!
And the more you travel, the more you want to do it. Yes, traveling is addictive, but for all the right reasons. It’s crazy that even when you have a bad experience, it usually becomes a funny story for you to tell your friends later on.
So, what is it about traveling that gets so many people hooked?
1. It’s an Adventure
Unless you’re going on a boring business trip, traveling, for the most part, equals having fun. It’s the chance you have to put your explorer hat on and brave uncharted lands. You never know exactly what’s going to happen, and that alone can be quite exciting.
Instead of taking things for granted, even the most mundane things – like buying a bottle of water – can be hard if you don’t speak the local language. So, for a moment in time, every aspect of your life becomes a daily adventure and you don’t need to try hard to enjoy it.