Magellanitis, also known as “the travel bug,” is an affliction that gets into the blood of its victims and creates an over-powering desire to travel around the world, explore new places and experience different cultures. Magellanitis is named after Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480 – 27 April 1521), the legendary Portuguese explorer who led a Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Sadly, Magellan did not complete the entire voyage, as he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines in 1521. There is no known cure for Magellanitis. However, symptoms are easily managed with a regular dose of adventure.

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