Types of Travelers
When you think of someone that travels, do you imagine a jaunt through the wilderness or a city on the high seas? Though both of those are pretty much in the eye of the beholder, they are usually considered tourists by most everyone. While both are basically tourists, however, there are actually two primary categories of travelers: tourists and travelers. While neither is necessarily good or bad, they each have very distinct characteristics which give them very different sensations while traveling out in the world. Some travelers are looking to experience new cultures and get a glimpse into unknown lives; others are looking to simply relax after a long day and get some much-needed R & R. And then there are those who are looking to experience everything there is to offer by going to more than one place, or by spending their vacation entirely on one location.
If you’re a tourist, you may be looking for a place to explore without having to deal with too many other tourists. If you are looking for a bit of R & R, or if you are looking for a nice hotel or bed and breakfast, it’s usually best to find those directly off the beaten path – by heading out in the country, or by visiting a small town that is secluded from all of the rest. Of course, not everyone travels by bus – many prefer to take a bike ride, a horseback ride, or simply to visit nature at its best through walks, hikes, or hikes. A tourist will appreciate these more than the other types of traveler, as nature can be beautiful and refreshingly different from city life.
The other type of traveler is looking for a change of pace from the hustle-bustle of city life. This could take the form of a long drive through rural areas where the only work to be done is to stop and catch a few minutes of sleep. If that’s not enough to keep tourists awake, then the idea of working at a museum, restaurant, or on an art project might not be appealing enough either. For these types of travelers, a backpacking trip might be exactly what they need to get the rest and relaxation they’re looking for.