We've all heard the famous quote by Michael Palin:
"Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidode, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life."
Once you've become addicted to travel, you start to think differently. You stop blowing your money on things that before, you looked at as a need; they are now looked at as a want.
Don't get me wrong, I like nice things. But my brain is now programmed to think experiences over materials. I calculate numbers in flights. New car? How many flights could I book with that. How many countries could I go visit. That expensive handbag? Round trip to Central America please. New pair of heels? Or a day trip to go snowboarding.