What is Wanderlust? Wanderlust is a strong desire to wander or travel and explore the world.
Being born with the wanderlust gene is the reason you have a persistent yearning to leave in search of something new. Below are some signs that you might, in fact, have the travel gene running through your veins.
#1 You love airports – One of your favorite pastimes is to observe people at the airport. Wondering where they are traveling to and where they come from.
#2 You love languages – You have started learning another language at least 100 times in the past and know how to greet someone in at least 10.
#3 You’ve thought about living in an RV or Airstream – Who needs a house when you can wake up to a different view every week?
#4 You get offended when people refer to you as a tourist – There is a difference between a tourist and a traveler and you are the latter, thank you very much!
#5 You love reading Travel Memoirs – You have read every single book written by Bill Bryson and Cheryl Strayed. When you enter the bookshop, you head straight to the Travel section.
#6 You love the idea of becoming a nomad – You are inspired by people who can find careers that enable them to live a remote lifestyle.
#7 Your Pinterest and Instagram feeds are all about Travel – You spend a questionable amount of time on Pinterest and Instagram just looking at pictures of beautiful places.
#8 You are always planning your next trip – Even if you just came home from your last one yesterday.
#9 You’d rather have experiences than own a lot of things – Big houses and fancy cars aren’t your “thing”, you would rather spend that money on a trip around the world!
#10 Your bucket list just keeps growing – It never ends, there is always a new adventure to add to your bucket list.
#11 When someone asks where you’re going next, you can’t just name one place. – How can you choose just one? Which of your children do you love more? Silly question!!!
#12 You can sleep anywhere – From the plane seats in economy class to the uncomfortable seats on an overnight train, as long as you have your travel pillow, you are all set to get some shut eye.
#13 You enjoy meeting people from different cultures – If you overhear someone talking with an accent, you have to ask them where they’re from.
#14 You don’t understand how people can stay in one place their whole life – You actually feel sad for them, even if it’s their own choice.
#15 You can’t be friends with someone who doesn’t want to travel – You don’t own a passport? How can you not want to see the world?
If you can identify with at least half of these signs, then your are born to travel. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, it’s time for an adventure!