Stamps in a passport aren’t the only way to spot a true supertraveller. In fact, the signs your passion is a full-blown obsession are lurking a lot closer to home. Question is: how many are you showing?
Aesthetically pleasing, plus you can easily spot those all-important destination gaps that need filling – and visiting.
For years, my partner and I used to challenge each other to see who could take the best photograph of the trip. The winning shot would then be printed onto framed metal polaroids.
We stopped it. The walls couldn’t cope.
Weather apps are as essential to the travel planning experience as online booking engines. Seeing whether there are sandstorms in Hong Kong or thundery showers in Bangkok to liven up your daily temperature check at home, however, not so essential.
Bien sur. NatÜrlich. Absolutamente. Je ne quitte pas la maison sans ca.
Shame about the lack of outside table, balmy weather and professional chef. There's also the abundance of washing up to contend with, particularly after tapas.
This is not an oversized glass of red wine, but rather a tinto de verano (essentially red wine and lemonade).
A delight quaffed in the blistering heat of Andalucia, but a lot less thrilling sipped on the sofa back home. And a drink you must absolutely not order in a London pub (a barman one refused to serve me, declaring my choice a crime against red wine).
No? Just me? Moving on…
Escapism is the next best thing to an actual escape. Just avoid the crime fiction…
Why take just one, when you can fill your entire case with plugs?
This involves: labelling them correctly, deleting all the ones where your thumb got too involved, fixing the lighting on the dark ones and then filing away by date and destination.
Nothing like a bit too much sunshine and sangria to destroy your taste in music.
Thanks to the British Airways app’s timeline function, you can now count the days, hours and minutes until your next departure.
How did we successfully wish our lives away before without such reminders?
Tier points, reward bonuses, Avios points, club colours. You name it, I am a member of it – and I bet you like gamifying travel just as much as I do. Anything for a free welcome drink.
How else can you keep track of the key dates, travel times, transfers, paid-for breakfasts, check-in policies, booking terms, day trip itineraries and packing essentials?
(Our list includes tea bags and an ‘elf on the shelf’ that is photographed on every trip to show our nephew where he goes on his time off).
And not just a gun, but a hoe and a book! If you do, then I hope you scored top marks in our tricky flags quiz.
Trivia may not make you popular at dinner parties, but worth knowing, if only so you beat your friends at all of our travel-based quizzes.
Admit it. How many of these travel adventures have you entertained without even leaving the house?
Why would you pack it away, when it’s more stylish than your furniture?
It was the moment I booked a flight while sitting at a boarding gate that I realised I needed to spend a bit more time living in the present, and a bit less time wishing my life away.
A walk around the local area can take on a whole new meaning when even the road signs are a source of travel inspiration.
Wanderlust isn’t a just a magazine, it’s a way of life. While we don’t expect you have a well-preserved copy of our first-ever edition (though we know subscribers who do), a supertraveller just isn’t a supertraveller without a good pile of well-thumbed issues lying around.
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