Traveling is a passion for many people around the world, and they all experience it in different ways.
While on a train, in a restaurant trying out traditional food of a certain country, or visiting different attractions, you can meet people who differ in their attitudes toward traveling and who hope to fulfill their own desires and needs concerning their trips.
Here’s a list of different types of travelers you can encounter on your vacation. Perhaps you’ll find out whether you belong to a specific category.
Types of travelers
These travelers plan their vacation with the aim of exploring the environment and actively participating in this experience. Although the notion of adventure is usually associated with dangerous sports, it isn’t limited to this kind of activity. Everything that provides you with a sense of adventure can fall under the scope of this category, regardless of the level of extremity.
Adventure travelers travel either alone or in groups of people seeking the same thrill, such as trekkers, climbers, mountaineers, and so on. They enjoy different activities, ranging from hiking, rafting, canoeing, climbing, and many others. Backpackers also belong to this category of traveler, and they are usually young people who want to experience different traditions before committing to everyday obligations. Backpacking is characterized by authenticity and educational value; it is more than a simple vacation.
Members of Expedition
Traveling to remote destinations for a specific purpose is a characteristic of expedition members. This type of traveler is usually in good physical shape since they participate in various activities. They are similar to adventure travelers, but their journey is usually longer, requires specific skills and remote destinations.
Once again, they travel with a group of similar people all gathered for the same purpose. Since they are traveling to remote and extreme locations, they have to be ready for the unexpected, and their essentials include first aid, surgical and medical supplies.
These people are either members of embassy staff, missionaries, voluntary workers, or simply backpackers who have decided to stick around in a certain place to their liking. When it comes to long-term backpackers, getting an auto caravan may be a perfect option. Easy to move around, affordable and easy to sell, caravans are perfect choices for those who have found a temporary home abroad.
Holidaymakers are people who seek the relaxation of a vacation, so they opt for a resort holiday. These are your typical holiday enthusiasts – they have worked for an extended period of time and now they are looking for a place to unwind. Holidaymakers are looking for a place that provides the comfort of their home or an increased amount of luxury for themselves and their family, much unlike the mentioned adventure travelers. Safety is the name of the game for these travelers, so they often choose places that are in proximity of emergency services. Holidaymakers aren’t really keen on uncertainty and adventures.
This type of traveler means business – quite literally. They don’t get to choose their destination, and in rare cases, they get the benefit of choosing their temporary place of residence. Packing lightly is the name of the game here and being able to move around quickly in order to meet all the deadlines, meetings and conferences is their aim.
If you are a super traveler like Cassie De Pecol who visited all of the counties in the world by the age of 27, even for you, it would be impossible to personally see all interesting places on the planet Earth. For a lot of us, several trips per year is the most that we can afford in terms of time and money. That’s where the Internet may fill the gap offering an infinite number of pictures and blog posts covering every single spot on the planet. Add to this the numerous Youtube videos, and you may become a person who has seen every single country even without leaving your home.
Couch travelers spend zero money and save plenty of time, but they may get into trouble too. The World Wide Web is now more dangerous than ever. Cyber criminals hunt for careless web surfers who click on anything be it an attractive scenery image or provocative blog title. Using ransomware viruses, online gangsters may extort more money from you than an armed guy from a Brazilian favela. To stay safe online, it is recommended to keep your antivirus updated and operating system patched. You would also want to install an add blocker to prevent possible problems coming from malvertising. Finally, do not give out your personal information to strangers and use strong passwords.
These are basic traveler types that one may encounter across the globe. Naturally, no person perfectly fits within a stereotype and nor should they.
Finally, you have probably found yourself in at least one of the mentioned groups.