Buon Giorno, readers. Happy Foodie Friday!
I’m back in Tuscany after whirlwind culinary trips to the London Olympics, Berlin and Croatia. On most Fridays I post a recipe, but after yesterday’s travel schedule (one taxi, two planes, two trains and a forty minute drive), I’m looking to my freezer for sustenance. In Italy, that means gelato and frozen pizza.
The idea for this post came to me the other day when I was on the airplane and looked down to see nothing but blue sea. My eyes widened and my thoughts began to race. Hold up, why are we over water? Where are we going? Wait, where am I going again? (pause) Ohhhhh.
It was my 6th flight in two weeks, and the first time in two months I flew out of the EU. Don’t get me wrong, I knew I was going to the Olympics in London and I’m fully aware that England is on an island. It’s just that sometimes I zone out on the airplane. One flight blends into another and all I know is that I’m kicking back, cloud-gazing at 35,000FT.
It’s all very zen…or maybe it’s a sign that I travel too much. Either way, this post goes out to all the frequent fliers – from business travelers to avgeeks to airline crew – because I’m willing to bet you can identify with some of these true-story scenarios.
10 Sure-Fire Signs You’re a Frequent Traveler
10. You don’t know which day of the week it is. At all. Not even for $20.00.
9. You’re at a local bar and attempt to pay for a round of drinks with your room key.
8. You reach an international destination by connecting flights, but have no idea where (country or airport) you made the connection.
7. Your last six meals were served in cardboard boxes.
6. Your hairdresser lives 4,000 miles away.
5. You don’t own any regular-sized shampoo bottles.
4. Your sock drawer looks like this:
3. You have to think about where you parked the car, because you can’t remember which town the parking lot is in. Really.
2. You climb into bed at night and look for the seatbelt.
1. When someone asks you where you live, you reply, “8F.”
Has anything like this ever happened to you? Leave a comment below and tell me how you know you’re a frequent traveler.