Still others feel you are a travel addict if staying in the same place for more than one week makes you fidgety or gives you the “shakes.” Many people seem to think it is unusual to spend hours a day reading travel websites and blogs, you mean that really isn’t normal? And when you think about getting a tattoo you think of an airplane. You also think that a four hour flight is “no big deal.”
I don't like the word addict, and I'm not at all interested in attending a ten step program. But travel is like a drug; once you start it is hard to stop, it over takes your life, and when you are not traveling you do tend to get a bit twitchy and restless. Okay so let's just say maybe I have some “issues.” I think I will have to continue to work on those issues and see if they resolve on their own. Or maybe NOT!
"I wish I had never gone traveling. Said no one. EVER” ~Unknown
I don’t think it is unusual to be asked for advice about traveling to various countries or to relay the best spots to eat or sleep in major airports, isn’t that common knowledge?
So as long as my daughters and brothers still recognize me and my grandchildren, nieces and nephews aren’t afraid to talk to me because I am a “stranger” I think I will be “okay.”
All of that being said recently I passed up several extremely good fall travel deals. There was a seven night package to New Zealand with air and car rental included. There was also $400 off a flight to South Africa, an eleven day Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise for $449, and there was a special purchase airfare to remote Easter Island. Somehow I never booked any of those bargains.
Why didn’t I book? Was it a premonition, a deep rooted feeling or some sort of intuition? I have no idea but due to a recent family medical emergency none of those trips would have been possible.
So there you have it my wings are clipped for the time being but that doesn’t mean my bag isn’t packed and I am not shaky. Oh and restless that is an understatement!