You are Likely to Meet
5 types of travelers you are likely
to encounter on your journeys
Traveling is a passion of 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.
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 other. 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.
Traveling to remote destinations for a specific purpose is a characteristic of
expedition members. This type of traveler is usually in a 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 by 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 a caravan from companies such as Watsons Jayco 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 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
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.
These are basic traveler types that one may encounter across the globe. Naturally,
no person perfectly fits within a stereotype and nor should they, but these groups can help you learn what to
expect from people you meet on your travels. Finally, you have probably found yourself in at least one of the
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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In
her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.