The Nomadic Life

I love to travel (duh). And I travel A LOT. Here are a collection of some of my favorite posts related to the subject of travel addiction, long-term travel and the vagabond lifestyle.

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Photo by Denise Krebs

Travel addiction is real! Introducing “Dromomania” and “Drapetomania” (Mad Travelers Disease!)

The term Dromomania comes from the Greek “dromos” (running) and “mania” (insanity) and was considered a real mental disorder in the 1880s through to  the early 20th century in France. The illness, also known as “Mad Travellers Disease”, was attributed…

30 Things to Do When You Can’t Travel (A List for Broke Travel Addicts)

In between trips and in desperate need of a travel fix? Read this list.

You know you’re a travel addict when…

…You frequently find yourself saying: “That reminds me of this one time, when I was in…(insert  name of random country). Read on to learn more…

16 Signs You’re a Frequent Flier

#16. You refer to cities by their airport codes.  As in, “I went to IAD last weekend and next Tuesday I’ll be flying to ORD.”

up in the air quote

gypsy soul to blame

Decorating Ideas for Travel Addicts

Collages, post card art and suitcase tables, oh my! Interior design inspiration for a travel-themed room.

Why don’t more Americans travel abroad?

Many Americans don’t travel outside of the continental US. It’s a fact. A puzzling one that many theorize has to do with America’s size (“Why go snorkeling in Australia when we’ve got Florida?”) or America’s diversity “(“Why go to Mexico to speak Spanish when we’ve got Taco Bell?”) but I think that it has more to do with the fact that…

Fashion for Travel Addicts

Travel-themed clothing, jewelry and luggage tags.

Can travel and babies ever really go together?

Elizabeth Gilbert, famous childless wanderluster and author of “Eat, Pray, Love”, once wrote, “Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.”

How do you know if you are a “traveler”?

“How do you know if you are a traveler? What are the telltale signs? As with most compulsions, such as being a gambler, a kleptomaniac, or a writer, the obvious proof is that you can’t stop. If you are hooked, you are hooked….

New Study Finds that Novelty-Seekers are Happier than Play-It-Safers

According to research findings, people who crave new experiences and change in their lives (I.e, “travelers”) are, on the whole, more content than those who do not. Though novelty-seeking has been associated with negative traits like drug addiction….

The 6 Best Travel-Themed Tattoos

Maybe you consider yourself a life-long travel-enthusiast because you have a passport stamp collection and an active Couchsurfing profile.  But until you’ve taken your love for the road to the next level and gotten a travel tat, you can’t truly consider yourself a lifer.  Because nothing…

The Travel Bug: Friend or Foe?

I joke around a lot about being addicted to travel but sometimes I wonder if I have a serious problem.

If you’ve ever traveled for any considerable amount of time then you’ve probably heard the “Aren’t you running away from your problems?” question.  It’s a tough one to be able to answer because…

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