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8 Strong Signs That You’re Absolutely Addicted To Traveling



Hooked on the sense of adventure? Totally addicted to traveling? We get that. The world’s too big not to throw your essentials in a suitcase and hit the open road. Whether wandering across new landscapes, getting immersed in another culture, or stuffing your face with authentic eats, everyone needs an escape. Wanderlust is easily addictive though, so we’ve put together eight clear signs that show you’re seriously stuck with the traveling bug. If you find yourself ticking off everything on the list, kudos to you — you’re officially addicted to traveling.

Traveling destination: Spencer Gorge Conservation Area
Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, taken by Julianna L

It starts with a staycation obsession

Every weekend is a chance to hit the road. There’s a hidden beach you’ve not tried, a local park you’ve not walked through, and an adventure park that’s calling your name. We see you: Every time you open the Yelp app, you’re searching for seaside stops, leafy green strolls, and untried local attractions.

Traveling tool: GIF depicting the translate function on the Yelp app

Travling tool: GIF displaying Bookmark function on the Yelp app

Next, you can’t stop translating reviews

Enough staycay. You find yourself navigating to dream traveling destinations on the Yelp app and obsessively translating the details. Luckily for you, Yelp’s available in 32 countries, so you can get a taste of local life right across the globe. Yass.

Traveling destination: Image at glacier by Alaska Mountain Guides
Photo by Alaska Mountain Guides on Yelp

You then get hooked Bookmarking said destinations

You translated where to get breakfast, where to sightsee, and where to grab a top local cocktail (priorities) and now you’ve got a gajillion Bookmarks. The good news is that you won’t forget all these amazing local spots to try whilst you’re traveling about. The bad news is you’ll feel like a failure if you don’t check in to all of them.

Traveling destination: View of Meanwood Valley Trail Yorkshire
Meanwood Valley Trail, by Rowena H

You start adding friends on Yelp in dream locations

Translations and Bookmarks weren’t enough for you, were they? Now you’re stacking up real life locals abroad for more hot tips. There’s nothing like insider info, right? Yelpers are a friendly bunch, so maybe you even arranged a coffee catch up for when you’re traveling. Don’t stop there — you can get on the Talk boards and ask away for advice.

Traveling destination: View by West Newport Summer Vacation Rental
View by West Newport Summer Vacation Rental on Yelp

The adventure begins and you start stacking up the Yelp Badges

Globe Trotter? Check. Global Domination? Check. Various country badges? Pfft, easy. Done and done. Keep racking them up, traveler. Plus, it’s your chance to give everyone back home some real travel-envy. And, y’know, you get to eat all the things whilst you’re on the road.

Traveling tool: Check-Ins Map

You become obsessed with filling up your Check-in map

Badges are one thing, but it’s that map of the world that keeps the traveling dream alive. Besides that, no one can compete with your triple digit airport and train station check ins. What’s that? No check-ins for Portugal? Uh oh — looks like Canada and Japan are missing too. There’s only one thing for it. Back to the airport!

Traveling destination: The incredible seaside view of Swanbourne Beach in Perth, Australia

Swanbourne Beach, taken by David D

A true traveler in this modern world has to have their apps. Some folks might be satisfied with Farm Heroes, but you’ve unlocked jet-setter level 4.0. The presence of Yelp, Skyscanner, Airbnb, UBER, Duolingo, Tripit, Tipulator, Snapseed — and about a hundred more on your phone — are all a dead giveaway. Running out of space yet?

Traveling destination: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park taken by Liz R

The world is not enough. You now only visit towns with no reviews.

The pioneer life just got extra real. Sure, at first it was about planning the perfect getaway, but you now want to set the trends, not just follow them. Your check-in map now serves as a marker for uncharted territory. That little village? That town on the outskirts? That remote spot? You’re on a mission of discovery. Well, someone’s gotta do it! Good luck and high five — we salute you!

Tempted to start traveling? Download the Yelp app and get planning your adventures!

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