What kind of traveler are you?
Posted on Thursday 04 August 2011
in Adventure, Summer
Not all people have the same interests, enjoy that same activities or take vacations to the same places. With that said, how could you possible assume that everyone travels in the same way? According to the Times of India, there are several different types of travelers. Aren't you curious to know which category you fall into?
There is a general knowledge understood by everyone that there are different types of travel. There is the sabbatical, long vacation, time spent working abroad, luxury tour, family trip, backpacking adventure and numerous other sorts of getaways, reports Vagabonish.com. However, while many individuals have embarked on several of the above types of travel, this does not answer the question of the kind of traveler you are.
Your travel style has a less to do with the type of travel you embark upon and more to do with where you go, what you pack and how you physically get from place to place. According to the Times of India, your travel style is closely related to your personality, as your personal attitude and outlook on life can have a huge affect on the way you plan and go on vacations. For example, high-maintenance men and women who are used to living the good life are unlikely to travel to the same places or in the same way as individuals who crave adventure and enjoy roughing it. While your personality says a lot about how you travel, the way in which you travel says a lot about your personality as well.
The news source outlined at least five different travel types. There is the free spirit, the backpacker, the adventurer, the culture hog and the domesticated traveler. All of these personalities are looking to get different things from their vacations and would probably have a difficult time planning a trip together that would be satisfying for all, states the news outlet.
However, once you know what type of traveler you are, you will be better equipped to plan exactly the kind of vacation you need. For instance, if you are a free spirit that enjoys traveling alone and going with the flow, you should be sure to always carry a phone and plan trips to safe locations. The domesticated traveler, on the other hand, who tends to be cautious, have a planned itinerary months before departing and like to be comfortable while away, should make arrangements to stay in upscale accommodations located in the center of the city they are visiting. Always carrying travel gear such as passport holders and a list of emergency contacts may help these individuals feel more in control while you enjoy your vacationing experience.
The adventurer and the backpacker are two different travel personality types that have much in common. Both of these individuals are more concerned with having a great time, experiencing everything a destination has to offer and getting into exciting situations than they are about comfort or luxury. However, this type of travel can come with some dangerous side effects and, as such, individuals who identify as open-minded, easy-going, inquisitive and young-at-heart should be sure to pack medical supplies and keep their identification cards on their bodies at all times.
The last travel personality that the media outlet identifies is the culture hog. These individuals enjoy visiting museums, pubs and heritage sites, attending beer crawls and wine festivals, and taking in all that a destination has to offer in the area of history and culture. Travelers who identify with this style are warned to drink within their limits and create an itinerary before they leave to assure they see and attend all the important sites and events.
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