What makes a real traveler?

I don’t think there is such a thing as “The Traveler” because people travel for different reasons, choose different destinations and travel for weeks, months, years or their whole lives…

But, the following 10 signs definitely prove you are a traveler at heart:

1. You don’t understand why other people save money to spend on material things… When you save money it’s for traveling

Save to travel the world

2. You both love and hate airports because it’s the place where you say goodbye to loved ones but it’s also the place where new adventures begin…

travel bug - spend life traveling

image by Terence Ong

3. You have long stopped counting the number of times you slept at airports while waiting for your next flight

Sleeping at the airport

source: flyertalk.com

4. You have taken this picture many times

View from the airplane - Spend Life Traveling

picture taken while flying over Mallorca as the sun started setting

5. You love your passport because of all the cool stamps it has

Collecting passport stamps - travelling the world

One of my favorite pastimes: going through other people’s passports to hear the stories behind all their stamps…

6. You have a box filled with currency from around the world

Collecting coins from world travels

source: wallpaperpassion.com

7. You are constantly daydreaming of where you can go next

Daydreaming while watching the sunset in Sri Lanka

Perfect for daydreaming: on the beach while watching the sunset… (picture taken in Sri Lanka)

8. Your bucket list never seems to get shorter because there is always something new to add

signs you have caught the travel bug

9. You love being immersed in different cultures

Volunteering at a slum school in India

While working in India I spent some time volunteering at a local school in one of the slums

10. WhatsApp and Skype are your default forms of communication because your friends are all over the world

Travel the world with Skype and Whatsapp

source: innov8tiv.com


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain


Author: Sanne Wesselman
A traveler, wanderer, digital nomad and entrepreneur. Owner of marketing company A to Z Marketing (Atozmarketing.eu).
I spend most of my time living and working abroad and use this blog to share some of my international experiences and travel tips.