Which Traveler Type are You?

Everyone has a travel style and if you travel often then it is imperative that you find your style. Some types of traveling may leave you exhausted and bitter while other travel trips may leave you with the best stories to tell. I have dubbed names for each type of traveler.

                                               Traveling can do this. 

                                               Traveling can do this. 

 

A to B traveler

Checklist Traveler

Miser Traveler

Vacation Traveler

Whimsical Traveler

Party Traveler

 

The A to B traveler:

The A to B Traveler is someone who is goal oriented. If you’re traveling with an A to B traveler, then don’t expect to make a pit stop for ice-cream or to smell the roses. It’s not going to happen. You will quickly be traveling from one destination to the next and everything in-between is unimportant. To some people, this works wonderfully. Why? Because A to B Travelers efficiently see and do what they want and they do not have to worry about meaningless and wasteful time. To them, the museum straight to that beautiful skyline is more important than standing in line for ice-cream because you can get ice-cream any time.

We woke up early and went straight to Arthur's Seat! We made it up, looked around, and hiked back down to soak in the rest of the day before we had to leave. The trip was short so we had to fit in as much as we could. This hike was definitely a highlight. 

We woke up early and went straight to Arthur's Seat! We made it up, looked around, and hiked back down to soak in the rest of the day before we had to leave. The trip was short so we had to fit in as much as we could. This hike was definitely a highlight. 

 

The Checklist Traveler:

The Checklist Traveler is someone who knows what they want to see before they embark on the daily tour of a city. They don’t like to be disoriented in a place they have never been to before. They search for the highlights of the best food, finest museums, excellent nightlife, special local spots, quirkiest boutiques, and more. The Checklist Traveler might stop to smell the roses.  As long as they know what they are getting into then they are happy.

When my friends and I visited Ireland we had a few things to cross off the list. Touring the Guinness factory was one we had to do and it was worth it.

When my friends and I visited Ireland we had a few things to cross off the list. Touring the Guinness factory was one we had to do and it was worth it.

 

The Miser Traveler:

The Miser Traveler is looking for free tours, happy hour moments, market sandwiches instead of a sit down restaurant, and sitting on a park bench reading a book instead of touring a museum with a steep fee. While this type of traveling can be necessary it can also be limiting. Miser Travelers don’t want to miss out on fun but they would rather visit a city with little money in their pocket then not visit at all. Miser Travelers are smart about where they go. They get on Skyscanner and check for the cheapest flights and then search the free things they can do in that city.  While Miser Travelers are totally awesome, remember that if you are traveling with one and want to do more than your frugal friend then you’ll have to partake in activities alone or accept traveling the miserly way.

This is me eating a cheap meal on the ground in Barcelona because it saved time and money. I often pack food in my purse to save money throughout the day.

This is me eating a cheap meal on the ground in Barcelona because it saved time and money. I often pack food in my purse to save money throughout the day.

 

The Vacation Traveler:

The Vacation Traveler is opposite the Miser Traveler. The Vacation Traveler is a consumer looking to spend a luxurious time because damn it she deserves it!  The Vacationer sits at pleasing corner restaurants and orders wine with a full meal, including that seafood bucket. She reserves a hostel or hotel room to herself. She buys that scarf, pair of shoes, and sunglasses.  The Vacationer still wants to tour but she does it no matter the fee.  She is looking for a full experience without worrying about discomfort or funds. We can all conclude that a Miser Traveler and Vacation Traveler should never travel together.

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I realized that the few times I traveled like a vacationer I failed to take any photographs. I don't even have a photo of fancy food. But I lived in this castle manor for 4 months which was pretty cool so yeah

 

The Whimsical Traveler:

The Whimsical Traveler is that girl that has no plans to make plans. She wants to experience everything at its fullest based on each opportunity in front of her. She will walk around town, roaming into the building that looks cool and trying the street food. She will zip line, go to the beach spur of the moment, drink a glass of wine on her lunch break while soaking in the day, and ask the locals or hostel desk worker what the best things to do that day are.  She joins pub crawls and makes friends with everyone. Is it free or interesting? She’ll go even if she isn’t quite sure what it even means. This traveler is looking to immerse herself in the culture with little research or plans.

My sister enjoying the Greek sun and Aegean Sea

My sister enjoying the Greek sun and Aegean Sea

 

The Party Traveler:

The Party Traveler is the traveler who wants to connect with people and also liquor. She is looking to let loose and have a good time at the crazy clubs and local bars. She stays out til 5 in the morning making friends left and right.  She spends her money on alcohol. These travelers can be impressively tough. If they want then they’ll wake up early and hit that museum whether they are hung-over or not.  They can also gladly stay in bed until lunch and start their day off with a mimosa or a bloody mary. To them, the priority is having fun and meeting people.  They crave new experiences.  These travelers can be fun but exhausting if you’re looking to sleep. They can out-party you and out-tour you without complaining much about their hangover. Props to them.

oooooh Portugal. This is not the most flattering but Captain Obvious know this photograph is oh so accurate. Two American girls partying in Portugal with the locals. Went to bed at 4 am. Woke up at 7 am hungover but still walked around in heat all day. Like bosses. 

oooooh Portugal. This is not the most flattering but Captain Obvious know this photograph is oh so accurate. Two American girls partying in Portugal with the locals. Went to bed at 4 am. Woke up at 7 am hungover but still walked around in heat all day. Like bosses.