5 Odd Things I Do While Traveling | How Many Are YOU Guilty Of?

I love traveling. Probably a lot more than I love other things. However, I couldn’t help but notice that there are a few odd or bad habits I have when I am on holiday. I am pretty sure it’s nothing uncommon. And I bet you do some of these things too. How many odd habits are you guilty of when you go on a trip?

#1 I disconnect completely.
Unless you’re my mom, I am probably not gonna answer your text when I am on holiday. I just can’t be bothered! I only check in with my mom because I don’t want to worry her. Otherwise, she would not hear a word from me either. I love the freedom that traveling brings. I am taking a break from everything. And everyone. So don’t get offended when I don’t answer your “hi, how are you?” or “so how is Cairo?”.

#2 I run lots of baths or spend 5 more minutes in the shower.
I never run baths at home. And I always shower as quick as possible. But when I was in Dubai I figured out that I spend way more time in the bathroom than I ever use to. I suppose it’s due to the fact that I’m all about focusing on myself when I travel and relaxing as much as possible. So bubble baths are the way to go. Or even spending a few more minutes under boiling hot water in the shower…

#3 What even is skincare?
Usually, when I am traveling I am up from early morning until late night. I love spending as much time outside as possible. Needless to say by the time I get back to my hotels I am looking forwards to a good night sleep. Most of the times I will convince myself to take off my makeup. Not because it’s good for my skin, but because it will save me a few minutes in the morning when I get ready again. However, following other 7-8 steps after that is just too much. I’ll just slap on some lip balm and call it a day.

#4 Sleep with the TV on.
I don’t watch TV… like ever. I stream TV shows and movies online, but until a few months ago I didn’t even have a TV in my house. When I am on holiday though, everything changes. I will have the TV running 24/7 on music channels. And fall asleep with it on. First of all, I like listening to music. Secondly, should I get up in the middle of the night to have some water I need to see where I’m going. I don’t want to trip over something just because I am not used to the room layout, you feel me? Yeah, excuses, excuses. Sorry, global warming.

#5 I want ALL the food!
I am not a foodie on my day to day life. I only eat breakfast because it’s the healthy thing to do, not because I am hungry. And unless I am at work, I don’t get hungry easily. When I am traveling though, oh boy! It’s like I am signing up for a food competition or something. Give me that big breakfast, a nice lunch, snacks in between and oh, don’t forget dessert after dinner! Dessert? I am not even big on sweets! Odd. And BAD!!! I put on 3kgs in one week of all inclusive in Tenerife! Jeez…


And there you have it. 5 odd things I do when I’m traveling. How many of these habits are you guilty of? Is there anything else out of the ordinary that you do when you’re on holiday? I’m sure I can’t be the only one what is different while on a trip! 🙂


Until next time…

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