Great article because I do so many things that are crazy and or obsessive when traveling.
Planning for the trip:
One of my favorite things is the process of planning for the trip. After booking my flights, I keep checking to verify I got the best price or if I booked too early or late.
Reservations and Flights Seats:
Check recheck, email copies, hard copies of all reservations, and especially SEATGURU for my plane type if my seats change and they do!!! Recently my seats got switched and we had to select other seats and it turned out for the best with the help of my SeatGuru.
Get in Line early and watch the mad rush:
My crazy obsessive thing to do is get in line to get my ticket first and get in line to board the plane first. I love it and it starts the herd to follow me. For example, I asked when the airline ticket counter would open because it was a Chinese airline and they only open several hours before the flight. I wanted to be the first to arrange my seats so I got in line 45 minutes early and as soon as I did 15 other travelers jumped in line asking when it would open.
Gate Boarding Line is my favorite because for a China flight it gets crazy because people will jump the line, so when the economy line is about to be announced I jump in line quick and stand my ground and travelers start herding behind me.
My hotel crazy thing to do:
Immediately take off the bed cover and throw it on the floor, they are NOT usually cleaned regularly. Then I under tusk the bed sheet, I hate to get my feet stuck in the bed sheet…Just like Seinfeld episode! Tucked or Untucked bed sheets!!!
Always hours too early, drives my wife nuts!!!
I am always excited about my trips, so I can stay home and get excited or at the airport and be excited and this really starts the holiday!!!
Passionate for everything related to China travel.