Short answer: We are never satisfied.
We are obsessive, reckless, a bit controlling and always have our head in the clouds dreaming of our next escape. Enough is never enough. There is seemingly nothing to quench our thirsty hearts.
We constantly want more.
More adventures, more pictures, more passion, more excitement, more fulfilment and more of the world. We want it all.
And quite frankly I think that is also the best thing about dating a travel blogger. Or any traveller for that manner.
Who wants to date a bore who refuses to leave the city because they believe travelling is “dangerous” “unsanitary” or even “foolish” ?
I can tell you I have slept on a couch outside my hostel in Australia with my cousin (I was 18 she was 21) because they didn’t open till 7am and it was only 2am. So we grabbed a towel, found a couch and went to bed. And I survived. I have also visited the most revolting bathroom in Thailand, quite possibly the world, where I couldn’t tell if the floor was water or pee. I then cut my hand on the rusted lock because in the time I did my business tetanus decided it was going to play a game. Blood was drawn. Aaron, my knight in board shorts and sunscreen, got a shot of vodka and cleaned my disgusting bathroom wound. I was filled with shame and despair, trying to stay positive, reminding myself that I got my tetanus shots before I came to Thailand and that I wasn’t going to die.
I have also been stranded in Romania, crying on the phone with Air Canada, trying to get to London with literally no pants on. I was sleep deprived from surviving Easter in Rome and the neighbour of our guest house had a dog that just wouldn’t stop barking the entire time we were in Bucharest. And I mayyyy or may not have been drunk after watching an ACDC cover band at the Hard Rock Cafe only moments before..
So yes, you can say travel bloggers are quite the roller coaster.
We live by the “fuck it” moments in life that create memories of a lifetime.
We even think we can conquer the world if we have enough nerve.
And no, travel bloggers are still not satisfied even if they were once crying pantless in Romania, escaping death in Thailand, or being locked out of the only building they knew in a country hundreds of miles from home.
We are constantly taking pictures, torn by the “enjoy the moment” and “don’t lose this shot” An inner conflict that we must master so that we do not let enjoying the moment slip away from us but also not wanting to lose that perfect photo.
All the while our partners help us along, stay patient, and stay understanding because hey, we might seem like nut bars but we are actually spiritual, caring, and most of us introverted. We see things differently and feel things differently every time we explore a new world.
We keep things interesting.
Crazy, but interesting.
We want to feel alive and will take any moment that will let us do so.
I hope you guys liked this post! I know I laughed when I was writing it so I hope you did to!