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    24 Things You'll Only Understand If You're Slightly Obsessed With Traveling

    Plane ticket > everything else.

    1. You measure the price of all things by how many meals you could get for that same amount on your next trip.

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    $30 for a new shirt? Please. That's like, 72 chorizo tacos in Mexico. NO THANKS.

    2. And also by the sweet places you could stay for that same amount of dough.

    A new jacket or a night in a dope treehouse? Hmm ...

    3. Whenever you are dealing with a big crisis in your life, your gut reaction is to book a trip.

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    People often accuse you of running away from your problems, but you know that, in fact, going away gives you a ~bird's eye view~ of them — so you return with a much wider and healthier perspective than you had when you left.

    4. You see your passport as an extension of yourself.

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    Those pages are pages of your soul.

    5. And filling up more pages in your passport is basically your goal in life.

    6. Your Spotify is filled with wanderlust-y playlists, as well as new music that you've picked up on your travels.

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    Annie Daly


    7. And your apartment is filled with cool trinkets and knick-knacks from your travels.

    A sampling of the world, in just 900 square feet.

    8. Your Instagram feed is basically all travel magazines and travel bloggers.

    No such thing as too much wanderlust.

    9. There is no feeling more exciting to you than stepping off the plane in a new city or country, and knowing that a whole load of new adventures is coming your way.

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    10. Some of your best friends in the world are those you traveled with, or even met while you were backpacking.

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    Travelers who play together, stay together.

    11. And you look forward to meeting even more friends down the line, because generally speaking, hostel people are *your* people.

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    12. Your idea of goofing off at work is cruising flight deal sites and travel blogs.

    Who cares about some dumb photo a Kardashian posted on Instagram when there are places to learn about and plans to be made?!

    13. You may or may not have multiple credit cards, opened solely to get the travel rewards.


    14. And what Gilt Groupe is to most people, The Points Guy is to you.

    Oh, the thrill of the flash deal you didn't know you needed!

    15. Which is why you often find yourself in random destinations around the world.

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    $300 ticket to Guatemala? PURCHASE CONFIRMED. No matter that you don't know a thing about Guatemala ... YOU WILL NOW.

    16. It's not the end of the world when things don't go your way.

    Hey man, after all those flight delays, missed connections, uncomfortable overnight bus rides, and awkward hostel encounters, you've realized that you can't always control what happens to you — but you can control your reaction to it.

    17. If your external hard drive / computer ever crashed and you lost everything, you'd be so bummed — mostly because all your travel photos are on there.

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    And you would be lost without them.

    18. But you also know that, after the initial blow, you would of course be fine. More than fine.

    Because you always have yourself, and that self is a conglomeration of all of the people you've met, things you've learned, sunsets and sunrises you've witnessed, and feelings you've felt along the way. So really, all your photos are a part of you anyway.

    19. You always feel just a *little bit* antsy, because even though you love your home life and your foundation, you also know that there's a huge big world out there calling your name ...

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    ... just waiting for you to explore it.

    20. Which is why looking at your calendar and realizing that your next trip isn't for another three months is depressing as hell.

    21. You understand that the tattoo often tells the story:

    22. And that choosing the right travel tattoo is a very important decision:

    23. The minute you arrive at the airport, you feel like you're back at home again.

    24. And when you get back from your trip, you're ready to start planning the next one.

    Soooo, what's next?