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You know you are a traveller when

You know you are a traveller when … Take the Quiz!

Author Mary Chong
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Whenever we are on a road trip and we start to run out of good radio stations, or we are tired of listening to our travel music playlist, we turn to stand-up comedy to keep us entertained and awake.

Larry the Cable Guy, George Carlin, George Lopez and Russell Peters, etc. They all offer hours of entertainment and laughs as we are driving along the highway.

One of our favourite comedians is Jeff Foxworthy especially when he does his “You know you’re a redneck when…” routine.

In that vein, I’ve come up with my list…I’m not a comedian, so don’t expect these to be as funny as Jeff’s (tee hee).

You know you are a traveller when:

  1. You own an unlocked cell phone, sim card holder and sim cards from around the world
  2. You have your mail sent to a family member or friend to hold for you
  3. You have a stash of foreign currency
  4. You keep your toiletry bag packed and ready to go at all times
  5. You know how to say “hello”, “please” and “thank you” in at least three foreign languages
  6. You know what YYZ, AUH and BLA mean
  7. You worry that you are going to run out of pages in your passport before it expires
  8. You remember why you needed your last vaccination
  9. You know the difference between rolling, bundling and folding and which is best
  10. You wear slip-on shoes whenever you go to the airport out of habit
  11. You only buy clothes that you can wash in a hotel sink
  12. You give little soaps and shampoos for gifts
  13. You keep an old wallet stuffed with fake money in your pocket/purse in case of muggings
  14. Your cell phone is full of geography, language and travel apps
  15. You are either on a trip or in the midst of planning a trip
  16. You have seen more movies on planes than in theatres
  17. You can’t answer the question “where is home”
  18. You had to insert blank pages into your passport
  19. You keep your toiletry bag stocked at all times
  20. You carry toilet paper with you out of habit
  21. You keep a box/drawer full of maps for different parts of the world just in case
  22. You have Metro cards with money still on them from different parts of the world tucked away for the next time you are in town
  23. You get heart palpitations walking by the travel magazine/book section in the bookstore
  24. You have a “system” of steps that you follow religiously each time you go through airport security
  25. You are “this close” to your next free rewards ticket
  26. You take those surveys on Facebook that everyone shares: which city are you? Which city should you live in? How many countries have you been to?
  27. You often start sentences with “when I was in…”
  28. You have travel friends on social media that you’ve never met in person, yet you refer to them in daily conversation

You know you are a traveller when … Take the Quiz!

So, how many of these traits can you say you are guilty of?

Do you have any more to add to this list?

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Jennifer July 14, 2014 - 7:09 pm

I got 11. I also never bother actually putting a suitcase away, because I’m usually packing for the next trip within a few days.

jameela April 26, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Great list. I guess I’m a traveller too. I don’t have an address anymore so I do use friends and family for mail but also for banking. I would add to the list you know you’re a traveller when you can’t answer the question where is home.

Mary Chong May 30, 2014 - 4:14 pm

So true…I guess that’s Number 11 then! hah Thanks Jameela!

Ben Leigh April 21, 2014 - 10:10 am

Great theme of list you have expressed, its very useful for brand-new travellers .. Me and everyone will consider about this is an important point as “You know how to say “hello”, “please” and “thank you” in at least 3 foreign languages” … great thought…

Mags April 19, 2014 - 10:33 am

Proud to admit I’m guilty of most of these. I’ve not ever heard the thing about the wallet and fake money before. That’s not a bad idea (though it would make me almost want to get mugged) Great Post!

Martin April 18, 2014 - 7:14 am

I had to laugh (no pun intended. Or was there…?) when you mentioned taking comedy on trips. I find that on longer trips comedy really makes a huge difference, and helps pass the time especially well when you’re stuck somewhere or on a long stretch of road. It keeps you awake when music might just put you to sleep. Comedy is definitely on my travel playlist.

Great article Mary. I recognize a number of the items on your list, and will add ‘You’ve seen more movies on airplanes than in theatres’.

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