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Travel Nerd

I just bumped into a nice article on Tripbase which made me realize: I am a Travel Nerd! and proud to be!
Here are some of the signs they describe:

1) You always look up the inflight movies so you can most effectively plan your flight time. - Yes, and sometimes I even choose the airline based on their inflight entertainment! And their menu!
4) You can recite the rewards miles needed for any major destination on most airlines. - OK, no, I'm not that freaky!
5) You find factual errors in travel shows, and email the corrections. -  I find them, but I'm too lazy to send e-mails
9) When you arrive in a new city you give your driver precise directions according to your GPS. - I don't like drivers, I prefer public transportation and I never get lost
10) You know the tipping etiquette for more than 10 countries. - Yes
11) You refer to cities by their three letter airport code. - Definitely!
13) Other tourists ask you for directions and you always know where to go because you’ve memorized the downtown map. - Yes!
14) You know the area codes for most US cities. - For some, yes. I know the area codes for the hotels I've stayed at, so my online shopping parcels arrive safe
18) You carry Ryanair approved luggage so you don’t incur additional fees. - For sure!
19) You pick restaurants based on their participation in airline mileage programs and calculate your order to maximize points. - No, no, no. I pick restaurants based on their delicious food
20) Your email is on a steady out-of-office notification. - I don't really get that much work e-mail :)
22) You know which airports have free wifi and which do not. - Sure!
23) You contemplate big purchases based on how many dinners in Paris they are equivalent to. - No, but I contemplate purchases in terms of how many bags I can buy
24) Noise canceling earphones are totally worth the cost. - Definitely, especially in Italy!
26) When you are at home you still look up every location on Google Maps. - Yes, I mean, who doesn't?!
27) You have spent a small fortune on iPhone travel apps. - Luckily, I have an android phone so most of my travel apps are free! (haha, iPhone suckers! - kidding-)
28) Your luggage has been lost so many times you don’t worry about it anymore. - I always have an extra outfit in my hand luggage, that counts!
30) You don’t need a currency converter you can do it in your head. - No, actually I suck at currency converting, but there's a free app for that too!
31) You visit your favorite travel bloggers and advise them on where to go next.- Yes!
32) You use Skype more than a regular phone. - Definitely
33) You create song lists for upcoming holidays.- I must confess, yes.
35) You visit a location more than once just to become its mayor on FourSquare. - If I like it, yes!
37) You plan your friends and family’s vacations, just for fun.- Even my bosses'!
40) The hardest relationship you have left was with your travel agent when you realized you knew more than them.- Yes, and that was like 10 years ago, last time I trusted a travel agent!
42) You collect beer coasters from around the world. - hotel soap bars count?
43) Most of your Facebook friends are not from your hometown. - Definitely!
44) You evaluate prospective careers based on allowable vacation time. - Yesss!
49) You don’t need SeatGuru as you’ve memorized the best seats on every type of plane. - Yes!
50) Tripbase is your home page.- It will be from now on!

OK, so, based on my answers, if The Big Bang Theory nerds were Travel Nerds, I wouldn't be neither at Sheldon's level, nor at Penny's! I know my way around but I'm not that freaky!