There are many kinds of travelers out there, each one looking for something different in the quest of happiness. Some visit nice museums, some travel to get some peace of mind at a quiet destination and others travel to get to know a city inside out.
What about you? What Kind of Traveler are You?
During long flight journeys I found quite few purloined moments to seek the explanations why we have a tendency to travel and considered all the various types of travelers out there.
Accoording to my own reserach 🙂 and our extensive travel to 40+ countries, it gave us a deep insight meaning to why we travel, and what others seek while traveling.
Why do we Travel?
Do we visit to expand our minds or our Photo Albums?
Do we visit to witness different culture and individuals?
Do we visit nice museums and stand before illustrious items of art to grab pictures to make our friends jealous and flood our FB and Insta Handle ?
Do we travel to remote places, have exciting adventures and get out of our comfort zone
Do we travel for soul seeking or rejuvenation?
Or do we travel to just tick things off or “Bucket List”?
What do you Mean by : “The Traveller”
A traveller I think, enjoys a certain amount of freedom, and spends time moving around place to place slowly, seeking out the hidden, less well-known treasures, avoiding the tourist traps and possibly doing things harder. As a traveller you spend more time in slow motion, resting up and absorbing the vibe of a place.
You pay time chatting with different travelers and locals continuously asking questions; sorting out the simplest means of going to your next destination and asking places to stay, and in every way you are keen to find out how places resonate.
You’ll chat to people over a sunset beer in a quiet courtyard and sleep in a place where the view is sweet. Some friendships will last, others will be fleeting and you’ll remember those people as being put in your life at that time for a particular reason.
“While many of us might answer differently, I can say that at some time or another all of these reasons have rung true for me.
What quite somebody are you and the way does one match into the below?”
You love everything concerning town life: design, culture and arts, restaurants and bars, shopping..You enjoy roaming the streets, exploring one district after the other, observing locals and tourists alike and just immersing yourself in the city’s dynamic rhythm.
These are the type of travelers who travel around the year and taking panoramic and mind blogging pictures around them. They travel to capture the natural beauty and Instagram them to create beautiful stories.
Relaxation and Nature Lover traveller
Whether it’s on the beach, at the pool or in a lush park, you love to unwind and take yourself away from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Sleeping in, sipping cocktails, reading a good book and unrushed dinners are your idea of a perfect getaway.
Translucent lakes, impressive mountains, enchanting forests or quiet beaches: this is what you look for in your perfect destination.You like to pay your days taking nature walks, exploring the countryside or just relaxing in the great outdoors.
Local cuisine plays a big part in the decision-making process when you’re planning a getaway.
Of course, the destination matters, however what you’re extremely trying forward to is breakfast, tasty lunch or dinner with native ingredients.
The Backpackers and Adventure Travellers
Backpackers are the kind of travelers who love to explore different destinations and prefer independent travelling with low budget. However, adventure travelers are those who love going on trips and vacations to natural environments or remote locations with the particular purpose of active physical activities and exploring new experiences.
You opt for destinations off the crushed path and trending cities.
Rather than to a country’s preferred destination, you like to explore a city that is often overlooked and feel amazed that a place so special hasn’t been discovered yet by the crowds.
The location wherever you vacation doesn’t matter the maximum amount as having the entire family along in one place. Whether it’s outside fun – assume parks, playgrounds and theme parks – or family-friendly activities within, your vacation focuses on what you’re feeling is that the most vital thing: your family.
The Soul Searchers
These are travelers whose prime objective is to travel around to find themselves and to ponder the deepest philosophies of life. The soul searchers typically travel alone in search of their soul and usually schedule spots where they can spend time staring over the cliffs or taking long strolls or lonely walking through the woods.
The Typical Tourist 🙂 (Easy to find, Now-days Buzzing on Every Travel Group Forums)
As a tourist you stay in lovely hotels and you tick things off but don’t really experience the essence of a place – it’s a ‘Touch and Go’ experience of the most basic kind. A whisper of reality and then you retreat to your luxury hotel.
You get to the tourist attraction, walk around, take the photo and tick it off. You might talk about the destination at a dinner party afterwards in the way of … “Oh yes, we’ve been to Venice. It was amazing. I loved it! “
The food you eat will be good, because well, you’re only there for a short while so you can afford to splurge for a couple of days before you hit back to home. 😀
And there you have it!
Some folks may match singularly into one class, some folks may see version of themselves in many classes.
So have you guessed yet? Did you find out where you fall? Or are you someone who is totally out-of-the-box? Let us know in the comments section! We would love to hear from you! 🙂 😛 😀
Its been a while I have written much on my blog, with so much happening lately, traveling and working jobs at the same time, planning new trips, trying organised them well in time and on the new front – I am also planning few group tours to travel along with different people with my own share of traveling experiences! Will share more about it in the my next posts.
But the thing which makes me most excited is my recent upcoming trip I have planned in the summer of June 2018. The trips starts from Bremen, Germany and ends at Munich (after where I take the final flight back to my home country – India). Lets me share the a rough route of how entire trip looks like:
I have to admit, I spend some decent amount of time everyday between my usual jobs whenever I get time to finally draft this route. I will be traveling for almost 3-4 weeks and will be my first hand-on experience going to all these destinations!
I will be taking road trips (mainly using buses/trains) to cover this route, its always cheaper and better to travel via road as you get to observe the views of how the transition of one city goes to another (even though there might not be much) but still its worth enjoying!
At present, I only have very basic knowledge of how these cities are, Strasbourg and Colmar pictures have been tempting for past 2-3 years, Bremen being the second most populous city in northern Germany while Frankfurt one of the largest metropolis the country has, Milan on the other hand has whole different experience – having one of the huge Gothic cathedrals; although some people says the city is not as beautiful as other Italian cities are but still it has its own share of urban lifestyle experiences. And Last but not the least Munich- it will be short stay there in the end but the thing which attracts the most of Munich is its fine architecture and full of cultural experiences. Well, lets see how it goes! Even-how, hopefully it will be a fruitful journey!
Have you been to any of these cities? I am sure some of you might have visited one or more of them, so please feel free to share as many tips you would like so that I can use the best out of them during my trip! 🙂
Before, I leave, just going to share some random pictures of these cities (obviously they are not mine, as I haven’t visited them yet, but its always nice to finish the thoughts about travel with some pictures! 😀
Don’t forget to leave your comments below, will happy to read them! 😉