I have an illness.  It's called OTD.  Obsessive Travel Disorder.  It's a very serious illness whereby the afflicted person cannot stop planning or thinking about travel: past, present and future.  Most days she can think of nothing else and finds it difficult to execute seemingly easy tasks such as:  the job she is actually paid to do, house cleaning, feeding her family and even sleep.

We haven't even been back from our trip to Southeast Asia a month and I'm already wondering where I'm going to get my next "hit"!  We have a few small trips planned to visit family, but my sights are locked on next summer when we're planning to take a few weeks to introduce our son to our friends in England and Italy.  I've even managed to sweet-talk some friends and family into joining us.  Because if there's something I love more than planning trips, it's planning trips for lots of people!  I just don't know how I'm going to make it through the next 372 days...
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Tuscany: Host of 1st OTD Group Therapy Session

Now, I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure the only known cure is. . . to travel.   Maybe all my fellow sufferers and I could plan a group therapy retreat...in Tuscany? Or Sydney? Perhaps we could hike the Cabot Trail and have a post-hike therapy session in a lakeside cabin?  Who's with me?

Here's to memories in the making...

7/15/2011 12:29:51 am

Yes! I have that disease too! Maybe we should start a support group. I propose our first meeting in Fiji.

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7/15/2011 05:18:01 am

Fiji, eh? I like the cut of your jib, Jessica! :)

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Margie
7/15/2011 10:59:23 pm

Love your blog! I don't get to travel as much as you do, so I enjoy reading about your experiences. I also appreciate your product recommendations; given your experience I know the products you use will be great.
Thanks!

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