Traveling = the wicked contagious disease

With a post title like that, darn sure it should attract some attention. If not, well; when you fail, pick yourself up and try again. For failure is the mother of success, says some Chinese proverb… yeah. Right.


If you’ve picked up on reading this post, you’d either be curious (the cat) or agitated (the dog). Essentially we place you in these two categories (labels)… it just came out of the grey matter so don’t ask why.

Back to the matter at hand.

Some months back (last September to be precise), we reminisced about our journey to the caves of 九乡 (here) in Yunnan China. And we were engaged in a conversation with a wombat (heheh read more him here). Somewhere in that exchange, we concluded that travel seems to be a disease. An affliction that can apparently be chronic. Ooooh…

Now it used to be a disease for the wealthy, you know the likes of gout, hypertension… and appears also to be something that infects older folks as they retire. You know, have some money, go travel to see the world. In recent years though… it has spread. An epidemic if you will. And it has reached the far corners of the world. Ok so we exaggerated. So what? We sincerely believe many out there will agree. If not post a comment and we can debate ok?

Our story is one of catching this bug when we came out of college (if you’ve read our about section). And for over a quarter of a century we have spent so much money seeking treatment in an attempt to finally rid ourselves of the virus that has turned us into ‘travombies’. Everyday when we have time we’d be searching the web for the next journey, the best deals… mostly in the night though because we seem to be perfectly normal folks in the day when at the office…

Maybe if we finally touch Antarctica we would be cured once and for all.

Are you one of them travel zombies (aka ‘travombies)? How can you be treated? Do you think you can ever be cured? Tell us!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

33 thoughts on “Traveling = the wicked contagious disease”

  1. We’re infected. Especially with the prevalence of travel videos.. we can travel to Africa or Japan in a matter of seconds through the screen.. but depending on who you are, this can either ease the stress of make the itch stronger. |

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  2. I think of it as more as an addiction. The more you’re exposed to it the more of it you want. Maybe there’s a “travelers anonymous” out there somewhere that we could join? 😉

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    1. Fortunately the good “doctor” is in… No. It is not terminal but it is chronic. And we are sure you’d stand to attest that it surely took a gargantuan effort to keep it from causing other side effects… heheh

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  3. What a nice photo of you both! I don’t get to see Mel too often. 🙂
    As for whether I’m a travombie, I guess I must be classified as an ‘armchair travombie.’ That is, I dream of traveling a lot, and even plan journeys in sometimes great detail, but find myself here at home instead. Oh well! 😛

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    1. Oh we too! Not that we travel ALL that much…. it’s just we reminisce a lot… this is the new way of flipping through albums… write a post about it and have a conversation with folks from around the world!

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