One vital thing you need to figure out before you even start planning your expedition is what kind of wanderer you are? If you plan a trip that doesn’t fit with your nature and who you are? you probably won’t enjoy the trip.
We’ve all seen them. Whether it’s at the airport, a museum or in your hotel lobby. You can spot these travelers from a mile away.
The only question is: which one are you?
The Soul Searcher-
Preferred lodging- Cottage, Beach hut
How to spot them- Dreadlocks, henna tattoos, hemp clothing, yin-yang necklace
You might hear- “Life is a journey, not a destination”
Social Networking- They don’t need that.
Go to activities- Yoga, Long Hikes, Organic Co-op farming
Where to find them- Australia, New Zealand
Preferred lodging- Hostels
How to spot them- Shirtless, tan, sunglasses, shaka sign
You might hear- “That was a gnarly dude!”
Social Networking- Sharing GoPro videos.
Go to activities- Skydiving, Ziplining, Whitewater Rafting
Where to find them- Anywhere
Preferred lodging- Budget Hotel
How to spot them- Selfie stick, too many suitcases, brand-name guidebook, fanny pack
You might hear- “Do you speak English?”
Social Networking- Facebook/Instagram everything!
Go to activities- Getting lost, Falling for tourist traps, Buying souvenirs for everyone
Where to find them- France (mostly)
Preferred lodging- B&B in a Chateau
How to spot them– Cute outfits, big smiles, engagement ring
You might hear- “Will you marry me?”
Social Networking- Wedding board on Pinterest
Go to activities- Gazing longingly into each other’s eyes, taking a couple selfies.
Where to find them- Europe, GOA (in India)
Preferred lodging- Anywhere the drinks are included
How to spot them- Huge bag pack, a college T-shirt, week old beard.
You might hear- “Shots!”
Social Networking- Snapshot stories
Go to activities- Going to Bars, Going to Pubs, Going to Clubs
Where to find them- Almost everywhere
Preferred lodging- Chain Hotel on points
How to spot them- Packed van, strollers, kids on a leash
You might hear- “I will turn this car around!”
Social Networking- Skyping with grandparents.
Go to activities- Visiting National Park, Distracting Kids with iPads, Posing for a family picture
Where to find them- UK, Ireland
Preferred lodging- A group tour bus or cruise liner
How to spot them- Cargo shorts, socks & sandals, floppy hats
You might hear- “Here’s a picture of my grandkids!”
Social Networking- Sharing photos on Facebook
Go to activities- Wine tasting, Eating at five-star restaurants, arguing about directions
Where to find them- New York City
Preferred lodging- A three-star hotel with a status or loyalty program
How to spot them- Suit & tie, one carry-on and a garment bag, Bluetooth
You might hear- “Yeah, I was in Chicago last week”
Social Networking- A crisp LinkedIn profile and updates of his traveling
Go to activities- Watching sports at the hotel bar, Working on their laptop in the lobby, Getting their money’s worth at the buffet.
Leave your comment, we would love to know, which type of traveler are you?