17 Jun Warning: Travel May Cause Addiction- I’m Off Again
[box type=”alert”]Warning- Travel is Dangerously Good For Your Health and May Cause Addiction. Side effects include extreme happiness, too much fun and possibly laughter lines. Withdrawal symptoms from travel may include restlessness, boredom and itchy feet.[/box]
Yes that’s the warning that should come with a plane ticket.
Hello fellow Travel Addicts Anonymous members. You know who you are…
Seriously if you’re about to embark on your first backpacking trip, you have been warned…travel can cause addiction.
I fortunately found a way to fund my travel addiction by working online, meaning I can go anywhere at any time. I do, however, still have to do work…lots of it. Like other addictions, you can’t let them interfere with other stuff. These days I balance my work and travel by staying put for periods of time to get work done, followed by more backpacking.
I’m feeding my travel addiction again- this summer you can find me somewhere in Europe. Yesterday I arrived in Ios, Greece. I’ll be having the ‘summer holiday’ part of my trip in Ios and Mykonos i.e. i’ll be trying to get as tanned as possible and partying it up in town. I came to to the islands in 2010 and had a blast.
After that I have a provisional flight to Rome in July because it was the cheapest flight off the Greek islands (30 euros with Easyjet) and I can catch a flight to anywhere I want to go in Europe from there. I’ve been to Rome, not a massive fan, but I may change my mind. Not much planned from then on, possibly Croatia and onwards and upwards through Europe…I’m not much of a planner when it comes to backpacking trips. Sometimes I want to travel slow, sometimes I want to move quickly and sometimes I meet some cool people and they invite me to go somewhere I hadn’t even thought about. I should be attending TBU in Innsbruck though if all goes to plan. Another thing on my list of to-do’s is Oktoberfest, which I’ll be doing this year.
Stay tuned for what’s coming in September and October…I plan to be going much further afield.
I’m travelling as a ‘solo female’, which is usually the case with me. I’m not really into the term ‘solo female travel’- for me it conjures up images of lonely women going out into the big bad world. How come there isn’t a term ‘solo male travel’?! I like travelling alone but I don’t necessarily ‘choose’ to be a solo female traveller…I happen to be female, I like backpacking and make my money on the internet, whilst my friends have jobs and stay put. If I waited around for them to come backpacking with me I’d be waiting a very long time.