What Kind of Traveler are You?

written by local expert Anna Faustino

Anna is a co-founder of Adventure in You and has been traveling the world for the last 9 years. She has spent time living in Thailand, Mexico, Indonesia, and Spain and is our local expert in these areas. Her expertise on travel, gear, and building businesses have been featured on Foundr, Business Insider, Yahoo Travel, and more.

In today’s generation, traveling has become such a big part of our lives that in some cultures, people are even expected to travel or go on a gap year. As most of you know, my partner Tom and I travel on an extreme budget. We like to travel slow and do adventurous stuff. You know, like jungle trekking while delirious on a high fever, climbing mountains at 2am, or just jumping out of airplanes on our birthdays. Yeah, that kind of stuff. However, we know that just because we travel this way, we know everyone doesn’t.

That brings us to the question of, what kind of traveler are you? Are you an adrenaline junkie? A guidebook guru? Or a luxurious traveler? Read on to find out more about your travel style and find compatible places where you should go. 

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Adrenaline Junkie

These daredevils travel from destination to destination seeking the craziest adventures all over the globe. They specifically choose destinations based on things to do in a place, and how many adrenaline pumping moments they can get out of it. You would often hear them saying words like “Oh maaaan, that was dope-let’s do it again” right after they did a pendulum swing off of a canyon. Adrenaline junkies would enjoy destinations like Europe which has every type of activity possible from snow tubing to paragliding down the French Alps or the ruggedness of South East Asia and South America.

Read: The Top 10 Adventure Playgrounds in Europe 

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Guidebook Guru

These types of travelers can be seen walking around with their lonely planet in hand, hopping from one tourist destination to the next. They religiously study their next destination and plan out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat-based on the recommendations of their guidebook, of course. While there is nothing wrong with this, we encourage the guidebook gurus to once in a while take the time to speak to locals and ask for recommendations-we promise you will be pleasantly surprised! These types of travelers will enjoy exploring places in South East Asia where they can get a variety of temples, monuments, and natural wonders.

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Luxury Travelers

Luxury travelers are those that plan there holidays out a year in advance and only go to the best of the best. The word hostels make them cringe as to them, holidays are spent indulging in good food and premier holiday destinations. Luxury holidays to exotic destinations like the Caribbean or European summer escapes are ideal spots for luxury travelers. You can find them wining and dining the night away, indulging in lots of pampering and relaxing activities. Although we are in no way luxury travelers, we have enjoyed a few awesome moments in spas and five star hotels while traveling!A woman sitting in a deckchair on the beach

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Budget Backpacking

These types of travelers are those that make the most out of their travelers by scrimping and saving down to every last penny. They can be found staying in cheap hostels or couchsurfing their way through a destination. Budget Backapackers will enjoy the relatively cheap street food and accommodation in South East Asia. You will often find them haggling for even just a $0.50 discount which they will then happily use to buy a beer later on that day. Budget backpackers are always on the lookout for cheap deals!

Related: How to Survive Europe on a Budget A female backpacker looking at a map

Party Animals

These types of travelers live to party…recover from their hangover, then party again! Party animals head to destinations where they can go to the best night clubs, full moon parties, and have the craziest nights out. You will often find them with a group of fellow party goers dancing the night away! Party animals will love South East Asia for the primary reason that booze is cheap! Koh Pha Ngan and Boracay are just a few of the main party hot spots not to be missed in Asai. Party animals are the night owls that sleep all day and can be found half-heartedly walking around temples as they nurse a hangover.

Read: Why Traveling isn’t for Everyone  A crowd at a live concert

Culture Vultures

These types of travelers live for exploring art, history, and culture. They relish in hearing historical facts, enjoy wandering around museums, and old towns. Culture vultures would enjoy visiting destinations in Europe as they soak up everything it has to offer. They will often be found wandering around museums with a whimsical look on their faces as they relive the past in their imagination. They are interested in facts, history and would enjoy doing various day tours.

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All-Inclusive Traveler

Falling short a notch lower than luxury travelers are the all-inclusive types who prefer to stay in one resort rather than move around from one place to another. You can often find them soaking up the sun by a pool somewhere, making the most out of their holiday. All-inclusive travelers are the types who would enjoy a holiday to Mexico, the Caribbean, or even going on African Safaris where they can spend all their time getting some much needed R & R.

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Outdoor Enthusiast

The outdoor enthusiast loves anything and everything to do with the outdoors. You will often find them hiking mountains, swimming in the open ocean, or going on long treks in jungles. Outdoor enthusiasts travel to destinations with specific activities in mind for them to do. Destinations like South East Asia and South America are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts due to the amount of natural beauty. A group of hikers walking at sunsetNaturally, the list can go on and on, but the point is, it doesn’t matter what type of traveler you are. Whether you enjoy a night of partying, a day of wandering around museums, or a night of wining and dining in the best restaurants. The point of traveling is doing something out of your usual everyday life, learning about other cultures, and discovering a little bit about yourself through every trip that you do.

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