1. When you find the fare you were going to book just went up

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2. When people question your travel motives

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3. When you’re on that 18-hour bus ride

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4. When another traveler tells you the next place you’re going is overrated/too dangerous/lame/etc

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5. When your travel crush from a few weeks ago happens to be staying at your hostel tonight

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6. When you’re too hungover to leave the hostel

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7. When you’re very optimistic arriving at a new place, only to find out…you were wrong

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8. When you realize the last bus out of town left five minutes ago and you’re stranded for three days

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9. When you commandeer the hostel stereo

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10. When your bunkmate is too talkative

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11. When you try to convince another traveler to go to the last place you visited, because it was so AWESOME

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12. When you’ve been drinking in the common room all afternoon and think you’ll actually make it to the club tonight

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13. When your hostel watches a scary movie in the TV room

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14. When the hostel has free breakfast

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15. When you’re trying to check your email on the foreign hostel computer

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16. When you’re the only two people in an eight-bed room

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17. When your bank account says you’re almost out of money, but you still have three weeks left

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18. When you finally find your favorite meal abroad

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