7 Signs You're Ready To Drop Everything And Book That Winter Getaway

by Unwritten

The holidays have been over for a while now, but it's still difficult to be stuck in the routine of school, work and your dwindling social life.

Maybe you weren’t the lucky one who got to go away for the holidays, maybe you were stuck working or maybe you were in your hometown doing absolutely nothing except being stressed out by family members.

Maybe you only got back from your vacation last month, but you’re already ready to disappear again.

Here are seven signs you need to book a trip and get away right now:

1. You feel stuck.

You have your routine down to a T, and there is nothing exciting happening.

Your week consists of either school, work or both Monday through Friday, going out on Friday and Saturday and sleeping in on Sunday.

It's no surprise you feel like you need to escape.

2. The wanderlust is real.

You dream of your next vacation constantly, and all you can talk about is how you want to travel, and how you feel stuck.

Most days, you just want to leave everything behind and travel for a year.

You’ve probably looked up or applied for jobs overseas so you can leave.

3. You’re caught up in past travels.

Hours are probably spent looking at your old photos or creeping your travel buddy’s past photos.

Any time you see someone post a status about traveling to a place you’ve been to, you don’t hesitate to tell them to visit certain places or tell them how much you loved going there.

4. You're jealous of other travelers.

You’re happy for your friends traveling — you swear you are — but you can’t help but feel a bit jealous.

OK, you're very jealous.

You wish you could be them, and you constantly tell them you’re jealous and that they are so lucky.

You wish you could be them, and you probably live vicariously through their travel Snapchats, Instagram posts and Facebook updates.

5. Weekly road trips are your best friend.

Your desire to travel is so strong that you’ve dedicated your weekends to going on day trips outside the city.

Even if it’s only an hour or two away, you have reserved your Saturdays to go on trips because a day trip is better than nothing.

6. Travel websites make up your "Favorites" tab.

Travel quizzes, lists like this and travel sites make up your saved pages.

You are consistently looking for travel deals, and you swear you will buy one as soon as you see a good deal.

You’re on every day looking for cheap flights to your next destination, and you already have a list of places you want to travel to next.

 7. You’re done with life.

You’re annoyed with everyone, you’re done with all that is happening in life and you’re just done in general.

You have no motivation, and you probably spend more time figuring out ways to get out and away from everyone than you actually do working.

It’s time to stop making excuses, take advantage of your free time and make the plunge.

Travel and immerse yourself in a different culture, even if it is only for two days or two weeks.

You’ll probably find yourself feeling more refreshed compared to before.

You can find a million excuses for not being able to travel, but you will constantly daydream if you don’t go out and do it.


This article was written by Olivia Yusuf for Unwritten.