The sense of superiority one feels upon return from an overseas holiday. The bearer of travel arrogance will view their friends at home as boring compared to the people they met overseas, most likely in a hostel. They will then isolate themselves from often long established friends, under the mistaken view that their travels have had a profound change on their personality. TA can afflict people who have been away for a mere few weeks and is most prevalent among those in their early twenties.
Kate had so much fun getting drunk on the beach in Bali, she broke up with Tom as soon as she got home. He knew she had caught travel arrogance as soon as he saw her braided hair at the airport.
by ErkoTom March 08, 2011