Travel Rant: Victim Of Travel Fever

“Is it time for your next trip?”
“It’s time to start packing!”
“Enjoy the sun, it’s time to travel?”

I am victim of advertising. How could I not book a trip when all these emails with crazier and crazier titles keep inspiring me to just leave? And in the end it’s not just these emails, it’s life as whole. When all you want to do is travel it’s easy to find ‘signs’ everywhere.

Someone speaks about New York with me right after I saw cheap flight deal there. I find abandoned travel brochure from bus stop. Somehow going to library, bookstore or shelf full of magazines means seeing travel themed magazines and books right away. I don’t even try but for some funny reason I always find myself standing in front of them. And then there is this blog. Every now and then I start to think that maybe, just maybe, I should stay at home this year and not travel anywhere. And then someone in comments tells me about new place or says a few inspiring words. I can’t stop.

Having soul full of wanderlust means you will see these signs everywhere. It’s like the world around you kept telling you to travel, travel and just travel. You may know about the phenomena of buying car and starting to see similar cars everywhere or getting a puppy and starting to see dogs everywhere you go. It’s same with travel.

Once you began traveling and you fall in love with it you start seeing indications to travel more everywhere you go. Even the smallest things come reasons to book your next trip and do something others would describe as crazy.

So, I am victim of travel fever. These adds in my email make me crazy. I am like alcoholic smelling the world’s finest wine. I keep staring these adds, these tempting title. Sometimes I even visit the travel websites and almost end up booking these trips. But I can’t. Not right now. Wait a week, maybe two, I keep telling myself. It’s like torture and I don’t know when I will break up. 


Today’s post was just short thing I wrote after waking up too early. I am currently in the “how to be good enough for all these people reading my blog” phase because there is so many of you and writing is getting harder and harder. I will try my best (and try to finally write all those travel diaries I haven’t…) so please cope with me.

And like always I will now push this odd subject towards you. Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever been in situation where you can’t book a new trip even if you desperately need to? All comments are appreciated.

I hope you are having an amazing day!
With love,

Viivi Severina


14 thoughts on “Travel Rant: Victim Of Travel Fever

  1. This speaks to me sooooo much at the moment! I recently quit my job so that I could pursue writing and starting my own business with the aim to be I have freedom and mobility to work and travel the world. I share your love of being everywhere and anywhere, a real wanderluster at heart! So as I am now only subcontracting two days a week for 20 hours I have zip money to spend on the one thing I made this leap for. I knew this would be the case for the short term in order to get to where I want to be in the long term…but damn it is hard!! I feel your daily struggle! I just find that not being/allowing myself to travel gives more fuel to my fire to get everything going so I can make it a reality soone rather than later 🙂 Ps, I really want to be in New York right now lol. Thanks for sharing your post! 🙂

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    1. I am happy you liked the article! It’s just what I truly feel. There is many of us who want to do something different than just that”normal life” where we are stuck in one place. I hope you will find way to make your own journey to work. It’s hard but not impossible. You just have to keep trying. Good luck! 🙂

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  2. All travelers or at least the one crazy about them suffers from this every day! Your heart is desperately driving you for more and your mind guiding you for less! But we found our ways eventually! 😀

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  3. Travelling is very addictive. You feel like you need to have some rest and then your inside voice tells you to do something different. I love this kind of addiction 😛

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