When you travel enough you start to develop certain ‘traditions’. Really, that’s a nice way of putting it. It’s more like super weird habits that you can’t shake. I started thinking about the few weird habits that I have and wondered if other people were like me. So today I’m revealing my 5 weirdest travel habits. But I want to hear yours too! Let me know in the comments if you share similar habits or do other weird things. Here are my 5 weirdest travel habits revealed:
I always visit a McDonald’s
This one is probably the weirdest tradition of them all, but anytime I travel to a new city I have to eat McDonald’s at least once. Would you ever catch me at a McDonald’s in the states? Hell no. In fact, the last time I had it was on my last trip. I never eat it in America, but for some reason, I absolutely crave it in other countries. Can someone explain this to me? I’ve also noticed that I crave burgers in general when I travel, so maybe it’s a comfort thing. Either way, I always stop at a McDonald’s or two for a quick bite whilst sightseeing.
I collect business cards and room cards
I’m not quite sure when this started or why this started, but it did. Whenever I go into a restaurant or coffee shop in another country, I make sure to take one of their business cards. I have an entire collection of them! I also started doing the same thing with hotel key cards. Hopefully someday I can get a huge 30×40 frame and put them all together. The first time I grabbed a few, it was just so that I could remember the places I visited. But now, it’s more purposeful and I hope to collect hundreds!
I have to go to a flea market
This tradition started because I was so tired of cheap trinkets that were lame and just piled up in a box in my closet. I wanted a way to get something historic and meaningful, so I started researching flea markets in other countries. Now, whenever I travel to another country I try to go to one of their flea markets. This is one of those things that a lot of people might not think about, but it’s an amazing shopping experience! Definitely more of a new tradition of mine and also an obsession. Once you’ve been to a flea market in Europe, you’ll make sure it’s always on your list!
I need to experience one thing alone
Anytime I am on vacation, I always need to do one thing by myself. I find that my independent personality always craves an activity where I’m by myself while traveling. Usually, I will take a walk and explore a little or stop in at a coffee shop that I jotted down from the previous day. I’ve also been known to get a solo run in. I know it’s important to be social when you’re on a vacation with your family or friends, or even with your significant other. But no matter who I’m with, I always need one thing to do by myself.
I always bring my own pillowcase
Does anyone else do this? I love the feeling of my own pillowcase when I travel. It’s not even a germaphobe thing. Bringing my own pillowcase on vacation helps me feel more comfortable like I’m sleeping in my bed at home, and less homesick. It’s something that smells familiar to me as I fall asleep. This is definitely a habit I would recommend for anyone who gets homesick or has trouble sleeping in new beds. It’s been a lifesaver for me.
Now that I’ve spilled a few of my weirdest travel habits, it’s your turn!
What weird habits/ traditions do you have?