And I am o.k. with that. I would rather be addicted to travel than a lot of other things. It’s kinda funny really. To realize all of a sudden, huh….the idea or the word “travel” itself comes up in my life…every day. Here are some of the things that helped me realize my addiction and may help you realize that you too, are a travel addict.
Your friends start conversations with “So, where are you going next”.
As I look back now, this happens quite often. The last few years, with my mission to see all 50 states, we have been gone quite a bit. Every school break and summer vacation we have used to take a trip. We have had a blast! So, yeah, I see why it gets brought up all time.
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You have a travel bag collection in every shape and size.
I loooovve a good bag. My boys always notice when I bring home a new one. This collection here is my current “favorites”, it’s not all of them.
- The gray one at the top left is the Walter & Ray Travel Seatback Organizer. It is a messenger style bag that has a few pockets and smaller zip pouches that fit inside. Everything you need on an airplane can be put in this bag and all will have a place. It even fits securely inside the seat back pocket.
- The brown and blue one on the top right is the Sherpani Bria Travel Tote. It is a great bag that fits an ample amount of reading material, a laptop or kid stuff. It has lots of different pockets to accommodate all your travel things. Unfortunately, I don’t think they sell this one anymore because I could not find it on their website. I will cherish mine for sure.
- The purple one in the middle is a Thirty-one bag that was given to me by my sis. I use it for travel cords, batteries, and other electronic accessories. If you haven’t checked out my Stuff I Love page yet, I have a list of all the fun things I use.
- The yellow one on the bottom left is a Calvin Klein Travel Bag Duffel Tote. It is my go to weekender bag. It has two large side pockets and one large inner compartment.
- The red one on the bottom is my Osprey Quantum Day Pack. This is the bag I took when we traveled through Europe. It is very lightweight and comfortable for ling periods of time. It also has enough room for my laptop, camera, water bottle and a few smaller items.
- The last smaller backpack on the bottom right is just a pack I found at Barnes and Noble. It is made of canvas and leather, totally durable, and great when I am going out exploring for the day. I often throw this pack into my check-in luggage.
You have collections from the places you have traveled.
I didn’t realize that I had more than one until I went around the house and counted them up. My patch collection began after we had gone to several National Parks. I began collecting them and soon noticed I was going to have a large amount and they would never fit on a backpack or jacket. So, I found a comfy blanket and began sewing them on. I love it because it travels well and goes in the motorhome quite easily. My kids get a kick out of looking at them because I only bring it out when we go on a trip and that is the time when we get to pick out a new patch. We try to visit as many National Parks and Monuments as possible.
Another collection we have that is REALLY cool is our sand collection. We originally saw a collection like this at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Inside the visitor center, they had sand collections from all over the world. Well, that was it, we had to have a collection like that too. We purchased jars that about the size of spice jars and I just label where they came from with my label maker. You can find the glass jars here.
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Are you going on a trip anytime soon? Do you have any collections from places you have been? Be sure to grab my free travel checklist for your next adventure.