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As a travel nurse, there is much to look forward to—the chance to meet new people, see new places, and explore all that the area has to offer. You get to move around the country every few weeks and experience much more than someone who has an office job.

One of the greatest parts about being a travel nurse? Getting to try all different kinds of foods and new restaurants! Are you a true foodie? If you are, these 8 things will sound familiar.

1. You always take photos of your food.

Before you dive into that burger and fries, you have to take a photo for Facebook or Instagram. There is just no way you’re going to eat your food before sharing it with your followers. If you didn’t take a photo, did it really happen?

2. You put a lot of thought into restaurants.

Sure, you want to know what the area has to offer where you’re going. If you like the great outdoors, you’ll spend time looking for fun kayaking spots or maybe places to hike. When you’re a foodie, you spend the most time checking out what cool restaurants a place has to offer.

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3. You’ll pay good money for a cocktail.

Are you willing to go try that new bar in your area that has really cool drinks for a whopping $25? Yeah, you’re a real foodie. Only someone who truly appreciates good food and drinks would pay that much for a cocktail.

4. You’ll chase food trucks.

Some traveling nurses just happen to run into a food truck after work or at an event. If you follow your favorite food trucks to know exactly where you can find them in your area, then you’re on a whole new level. Don’t know any food trucks in your new area? You’re the kind of person who will ask around or turn to Yelp to find only the best.


5. You don’t mind going alone.

You have some free time, and instead of going out with friends, you’re totally okay with trying out a new food spot by yourself. While some people claim going out to eat is about the experience of being with others, like friends and family, you believe the best part about going out to dinner is, well, dinner.

6. All you watch on TV is cooking shows.

As a travel nurse, it can be hard finding time to binge-watch TV. When you have spare time, you spend it watching every episode of Chopped on the Food Network. Do you live to find out how you can keep a cake moist or how to make sure you don’t overcook your pasta? That means you’re a real foodie. Don’t be ashamed!

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7. All your money goes to food.

You get paid, and what do you think about doing? Going to try a new restaurant that opened up, of course! If you find that you would rather spend your hard-earned money on food than going shopping for clothes and other goods, then you’re probably a foodie.

8. You’re willing to try something different.

The biggest red flag that someone is a foodie is their willingness to try something different. Fried cheese curds? Aguachido? Foie Gras ice cream? Yeah, you’re a foodie if you would try any of that.