16 Signs You’re Ready To Quit Everything For Wanderlust

Look out for these wanderlust signs, and just go!

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Sitting at your work desk, everything seems completely pointless? Do you think to yourself everyday, why are you not happier? Getting mad at a friend who is on vacay and wish that he/she would stop posting beach pics on Instagram? Hate to tell ya, resentment is not the way to go. These are signs that you’re ready for an adventure!

Over the years, I’ve had many friends asking me what they should do since they had been extremely unhappy with their jobs. So many are now sitting at crossroads, stuck in comfort zones, uncertain of what to do next. These are people looking for more signs to validate the fact that they’re ready to throw in the towel, to quit everything so they can see the world.

For everyone going through the same crisis, the first sign is that you’re on this website, exploring inspirations to travel and wanderlust. The rest are listed below. If you find yourself saying “yes” to most of the signs listed, then you probably shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing and you need to start planning. Just remember, life is too short! Look out for these signs, and just go!

1. When your daily vocab includes “I’m SO OVER THIS!”

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2. Just.got.dumped.

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3. You think the word “wanderlust” is way overused only because that M.O. belongs only to YOU.

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4. You’re reading Lonely Planet’s guide from beginning to end…for fun.

5. You secretly wish Anthony Bourdain was your travel bestie.

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6. You stop being friends with those who have never left the country and don’t even feel that guilty about it.

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7. You tell your boss you’re “working on numbers,” it actually means finding every way possible to plan your next trip within budget.

8. You wake up miserable every A.M.

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9. Esquire TV’s “The Getaway” is your new favorite show.

10. Work/life balance is non-existant, unfortch.

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11. It drives you nuts that your passport doesn’t have new stamps.


12. Even the idea of couchsurfing and hostels sounds fine if it means you can, well, not be where you are right now.

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13. Getting overly excited about taking a cliché travel selfie.

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14. Everything you watch Andrew Zimmern chow down on Bizarre Foods looks crazy, not exactly yummy, but you want to try it too.

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15. The idea of being homeless for awhile doesn’t scare you. Actually, you’ve always aspired to live like a hippie nomad.

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16. Every time you come on Jetset Times, you think: “why am I not the one doing this and writing about it?”

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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