10 Signs You Are A Wanderluster

Sunset

With a strong innate desire to explore, wanderlusters are lured by the thrills of discovering new places and will seize any travel opportunities presented to them. These explorers have been bitten by the travel bug and have an insatiable desire for more travels.

Do you find yourself constantly making plans for your next overseas getaway while everyone else is busy arranging activities for the weekend? Are you often on the hunt for the next flight out of your current city of residence and spending all your savings on travels?


#1 DIFFERENT CURRENCIES IN YOUR WALLET


Finding a myriad of currencies such as Singapore dollar, United States Dollar, British Pounds, Thai Baht, Ren Min Bi, Vietnamese Dong and more, is not uncommon. You probably were too busy with your travels to separate the currencies.


#2 YOU PRACTICALLY LIVE OUT OF A SUITCASE


You find yourself away from your hometown most of the time. You might be actually be in your home country only for a quarter of the time and friends always seem surprised that you are actually even in town.


#3 YOU PACK AT A SPEED OF LIGHT


People start packing days or even weeks before a trip but you are comfortable with packing at the very last minute. After all, you have returned home for only a day and only unpacking just to pack for your upcoming travel (which is usually the next day or on the very same day). What jet lag?

Gold Coast Hot air balloon


#4 YOU SPEND MONEY ON EXPERIENCES


As a sucker for travel, new destinations will always excite you more than owning the latest gadget or trendiest handbag. You would rather spend your money on a trip to a foreign city than buying that branded luxury good.


#5 YOU GET RESTLESS AT BEING STATIONARY


You just returned home from a country far, far away and probably already have other flights lined up within the next week. The idea of being stationary irks you and you simply want to be out exploring other cities whenever you can.

Barcelona City


#6 YOUR FRIENDS LIVE ALL OVER THE WORLD


You have friends that live in New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and other cities. You guys have memories in various different countries and probably became friends in the most unimaginable places away from home.


#7 TRAVEL IS YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE


You tend to skip all other genre of magazines and head straight to the travel section. While on the plane, you find yourself tuning into the in-flight entertainment’s travel TV series segment.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland


#8 YOUR INSTAGRAM IS DEDICATED TO TRAVEL


While everyone is posting a selfie or outfit of the day, your instagram feed is all about the amazing view from the plane, the exotic street food you just ate and a foreign city’s iconic infrastructure. The people you follow on instagram happen to be avid travelers like yourself too.


#9 CORPORATE JOBS SCARE YOU


One of your greatest fears includes working at a corporate office and being restricted to a limited annual leave. Being stifled by your career’s schedule frightens you and you would rather opt for a flexible job that allows you to be as free as a bird.


#10 YOU ARE THE TRAVEL GURU AMONGST FRIENDS


Family, friends and even acquaintances know that you are the go-to person for travel advice and recommendations. They trust your knowledge wholeheartedly and appreciate your enthusiasm in sharing your favourite attractions and cafes.


About the writer:
Hui Jun Ng is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She previously worked in the food and marketing industry. She loves traveling and enjoys exploring underrated destinations. In her free time, you will find her indulging in coffee and her all time favourite local dish – bak chor mee.