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Do you ever get the jitters if you’re in a place for too long? Are you always planning vacations and checking countries off your bucket list? We all love to travel, but some people have taken it way too far. They have what specialists call ‘an abnormal impulse to travel’ also known as Dromomania.

Studies have shown that people who spend their money on experiences, such as travel tend to be happier in their life. They are more open minded and more creative people. But then there are certain people who will literally spend all their extra cash on travel. They thrive on it and are in constant search for their next vacation.

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You become this pathological tourist, who can never stop wandering and exploring.

The idea of someone being addicted to travel was discovered in the late 1800s, when a French man named Jean Albert Dadas left his whole life behind and started walking all through Europe hitting all the major cities, before he finally collapsed from exhaustion in Bordeaux, France.

The psychiatrists in the Bordeaux hospital began treating him and diagnosed his travel bug as “dromomania."

If you suffer from any of these serious symptoms, make sure you meet with a specialist. 

In the meantime, find out if you are inclined to ever suffer from Dromomania.

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