You are a travel addict and there is no way of getting around it. New adventure sends your serotonin levels through the roof, keeping you needing more to sustain a healthy level of satisfaction. You live for new experiences and aim to enjoy life to its fullest potential.
The first time you got a taste of a foreign land, that person you once were, who had yet to leave the only place they’ve ever known, was no more. You began to see the world differently. You started to see your surroundings as you did as a child; with curiosity and amazement. All of a sudden, the world become your playground. Now, you continuously pack your bags as often as possible and venture off to yet another foreign land to fulfill that yearning, that want, that need to experience lifestyles and surroundings much different than your own. Each new adventure intensifies your travel addiction and supports the fact that staying put will never again be an option. If you try to stay in one place for too long, the free-spirit inside of you, that was unleashed during that first trip, will completely control your being; and the only way to control it is to galavant off to yet another new place for another adventure.
You see, there may be cures to other addictions, but there is and never will be a cure for the travel addict. The curious explorer is embedded in your DNA. You are quite aware of it as a child, seeing everything as new and exciting, yet as you get older, that curious explorer takes a little nap as you go about with the life routine that society puts in place for you. It is only when you step out of your comfort zone and experience a new way of living, that the curious explorer is awakened for good. It may nap from time to time, but always restlessly.
Travel is addicting for the reason that it stimulates all of your senses at once.
Your eyes grow wide and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes.
Your nose is entertained by both unfamiliar good and bad smells.
Your taste buds are spoiled with the most interesting and intense flavours.
Your ears flood with harmonically rich sounds of unfamiliar words, busy streets, children laughing, interesting insects and animals, and nothingness.
You feel the warm ocean breeze brush across your cheek as you let the hot silky sand cascade over your finger tips.
Life is good. Life is great. Life will never be the same again.
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Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.