What Kind of Traveler Are You?

what kind of traveler are you

I’ve been really trying to branch out lately and learn more about traveling, travel blogging and find my own path in the mass of travel bloggers out there.  I belong to a few travel groups on Facebook that I truly love and appreciate for all the help, information, inspiration and support they offer.  And I’ve noticed some travelers are judgemental about other travelers – as in this way is “true” travel, or that way in “not real” travel.  It got me thinking is there really a “true” way to travel and my conclusion is how can there be when there are so many different travelers out there!  What Kind of Traveler Are You? 

Some like to get lost and enjoy no fixed plans, just go where their heart desires and stay in one place for how ever long they deem needed.

Some enjoy the planning, choosing of destinations and attractions, planning ahead for ease of stress.

Some have fixed time and try to do as much in the little time they have and try to maximize their experience while traveling.

Some travel for months or even years on end.

Some have only a week or two a year to travel.

Some enjoy basking in the sun on beaches and splashing in the water, while others prefer wandering cities and meeting new people, and some rather explore the natural world.

Some travelers enjoy the luxury of posh hotels and fancy restaurant and flying first class.

Some prefer the simpler things – a bed in a hostel and a snack from a street-food vendor.

Some are somewhere in between.


No matter what kind of traveler you are, do what works for you, enjoy what you enjoy.  There is no need to judge one traveler to another, we are all travelers and not one way is better than another’s or the RIGHT way.  We all have the choice to choose how, where, when and why we travel – so let’s all accept each other for what we have to offer.

Everyone has a story!

What kind of traveler are you?

What Kind of Traveler are You


I’m a Canadian gal with a passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and travel and hope to inspire others to feel the same way! Travelling mostly solo I love to explore Ontario Gems in my own backyard as well as exotic cities around the world.

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28 Responses

  1. That’s exactly how I feel! I kind of went on a rant the other day on my blog because someone wash hating on maps. MAPS!! We don’t all move the same and you should never judge another traveler for how they move. 🙂

  2. dorothyinturkey says:

    Reblogged this on Dorothy in Turkey and commented:
    A very intimate and significant question for all the travelers. Depending on the answers for this question, that’s going to be the cause what makes your holiday a better one compared to the others. Cause in my experience it’s not about the service, quality, hotel, foods, transportation or another material that affects your holiday, it’s just what your expectations and what you are seeking for that makes it a perfect holiday.

    No matter what kind of traveler you are, do what works for you, enjoy what you enjoy. There is no need to judge one traveler to another, we are all travelers and not one way is better than another’s or the RIGHT way. We all have the choice to choose how, where, when and why we travel – so let’s all accept each other for what we have to offer.

  3. How sensible. Not everyone is physically capable of mountain hiking or other ‘adventure’ travel. In fact many people can only manage ‘armchair’ travel.

  4. suzannestavert says:

    I loved your perspective! All travel is great travel. No matter how big or how small… a day trip, a week a month? Just get out and see the world or visit your own city! No judgement, just sharing and caring about what you have seen and where you have been! Happy travels to you and thank you for your post!

  5. Jodie says:

    I appreciate it when people recognize that some people only have a week or two to travel. Just because people have day jobs doesn’t mean they aren’t “real” travelers. Travel is travel. Let’s support each other!

  6. Reblogged this on A SMART Traveller and commented:
    After you read this article you will know what kind of traveler are you 🙂
    Happy reading and have a wonderful day!

  7. Katie says:

    Hi there. I came across your blog today through the reader and I look forward to reading more! Great posts & great perspectives 🙂

  8. iputmylifeonashelf says:

    People get SO MAD about what other people do with their time. If you eat McDonalds, you are Satan. If you do not spend two hours sitting in a cafe in Paris, you have not seem Paris. Even if in lieu of spending two hours in a cafe, you were OUT SEEING PARIS. It just goes on and on.

    I want to see the entire world. Sure, spending a month in one country is the best way to see the country. But not everyone has the time to do that. Even with getting a lot more vacation time than most people, my time is still limited.

    I would rather see a little of everything than a lot of one thing. Maybe people who have enough time on their hands to lecture me about whether or not I have seen a place based on their definition of travel, should consider they are spending too long in one spot if they have the spare time to devote to nit picking my travel plans.

  9. Derek4Real says:

    After you shared this article to me via G+ I couldn’t resist taking a look. I’ve seen many other “what type of traveler are you” posts but yours is more an open-ended one, intent rather on feedback than pre-classifying people into a set stereotype.

    Me, unfortunately, I fall under one of those stereotypes. I did the whole quit my job to travel thing 5yrs ago (actually just had my anniversary a few days) but the temptress that is travel hooked her claws in me deep so I eventually returned to the States and sold all my possessions. Now I live open-ended out of my backpack and never know where I will be at the end of this week, let alone next month. I have no sense of time or financial obligations but rather am more intent on slow travel and learning as much about the local culture as I can.

    Anyway I can — and will — ramble on much longer (anyone who knows me also knows that I physically cannot write a short comment/email) but I’ll wait until you’ve had a chance to respond before doing that 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your comment, and you’re right it’s a post to open the forum of conversation and being open to other traveller’s ideas and thoughts on travel.

  10. Mike says:

    Great post that really highlights all the different types of travel out there. No one way is better than another. Everyone just needs to find the way that works best for them. If we all traveled the same way, we wouldn’t learn and get excited from others’ travels.

  11. lorrie says:

    right now im just a personal traveler who picked a location in advance does the planning and gets away for a week from work. looking to get into travel blogging, do you have to be a travel blogger currently to be in the fb groups?

  12. deannasallao says:

    hey there! i’m loving your recent posts!
    I also blogged about my thoughts on “traveling to escape”.
    do you think traveling is a form of escape? or the other way around?

    here’s the link of my recent post,

    would be so nice to hear from you! 🙂

    cheers! xx

    deanna( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.wordpress.com )

    • Well hello! I think travel means something different to different people, some to escape their daily lives and some to make sure life doesn’t escape them, to live life to the fullest!

  13. amelialynch196 says:

    I appreciate how accepting you are. I am only a few months in on my travel blog, The Everyday Journey, and I don’t get to travel a whole lot (yet!) We are preparing to move to Cozumel, Mexico next year with our family and I have traveled in the past but when I read posts from people who constantly tour the world I feel like maybe I’m not a “real” traveler. Thanks for the reminder that we all travel in our own way, as best we can, and all our experiences count.

  14. Maybe I’m guilty of being a bit judgemental at times. Seeing people staying in luxury hotels thus I assume they are only seeing the more elegant and moneyed side of the world! But then again they are still being part of the bigger picture and experiencing different cultures! And let’s be honest, if we all had the budget, we would probably all like the odd night in a fancy hotel 🙂 x

    • Thanks for your honesty! And you’re right I wouldn’t mind a night of indulgence! 🙂 It’s all about getting out there and seeing the world, no matter what part of it or how you choose to experience it, right?

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