Bitten By the Travel Bug
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January 13th, 2009 – by: skitzcw
The travel bug may look like a fairly harmless creature at first glance, but unsuspecting students are easily susceptible to the highly contagious and serious condition commonly known as â€śthe travel bug.â€ť The condition directly attacks the frontal lobe of the brain and can cause brilliant minds to make irrational long term decisions. Once the disease is in the brainâ€™s system, it is impossible to counteract without the treatment discussed later.
Common symptoms include absent-mindedness, day dreaming, and a desire to be more adventurous with food. More severe conditions may involve uncontrollable creative writing exercises, multiple cascaded bookmark folders filled with travel information, obsessions with photography, joining online social networks to meet new people that also enjoy traveling, continuously finding excuses to shift topics of conversation back to traveling, and constantly bringing procrastination to new dimensions of existence.
This disease is very contagious, but has a unique method of transmission. Although physical interaction aids the process, the condition can only be spread with verbal or visual communication. Adventurous stories and thousands-upon-thousands of pictures posted with detailed descriptions of these experiences can easily transmit the disease. To avoid the effects of exposure, it is recommended that realistic thoughts regarding monetary and time restrictions are constantly reviewed during and after these conversations. Early stages begin with thoughts about saving vacation days to take long trips or researching airfares for possible means of escaping the daily routines.
The condition is not fatal, but should be treated immediately. The recommended treatment is the full indulgence of the experience in a foreign country with a backpack and a guidebook. Common side effects of this treatment may include, but are not limited to: kickass times, frivolous spending of money, a deeper understanding of new cultures, greater appreciation of life, and unforgettable memories.
~See Lemons Find a Cure
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