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Do you know what I love about blogging? Not only am I able to pretend I have a captive audience that hangs on my every word, I’m also able to connect with readers and other bloggers who enjoy traveling every bit as much as I do. Today I’d like to introduce you to one of those bloggers, Justin, who writes at InACents.com. If you’ve not stumbled upon his site yet, you really should hop over and take a look around. Not only does Justin share some of his travel experiences, he also shares how you can travel without spending a ton of money, by using rewards points. Seriously, you’ll want to get to know this guy, but stick around and read what he has to say here first.
Introducing, my friend, Justin….
What Type of Traveler Are You?
When sitting around talking with your family, friends or co-workers, do you ever talk about vacationing? I love talking about traveling. Where people are going? What they will be doing? How are they getting there? Where are they staying? How did they save money on expenses? Everyone takes away something unique from their vacations.
Which made me realize there are two different types of travelers and what they look for in a vacation.
The Vacation Relaxer
Some people look at a vacation as the chance to get away from everything. Cell phones off and a good book in hand. Once the vacation relaxer hits their beach chair, they will not leave that spot until their hotel reservation kicks them out.
The vacation relaxer wants to completely unwind and disconnect from the rest of the world.
I was recently talking with a co-worker about how they have a summer trip planned to rent a large houseboat with their extended family, and spend a week floating on a lake. Once out at sea, they become a captive audience of their surroundings, with no chance of setting off to explore undiscovered tourist activities.
She explained how her husband really enjoys the chance to completely disconnect with their daily, monotonous lives, and just relax.
For others, they look to get something more out of a vacation.
The Vacation Explorer
The other type of traveler is the type that enjoys going out and exploring their new surroundings. Whether it be a hiker that wants to explore a new mountain area or a family that wants to go to Disney, Universal, and other Orlando area theme parks. These types of people want to take in as much as possible and run themselves to the brink of exhaustion, only to wake up the next morning and do it all over again.
After spending money to get to ones destination, and with the possibility of never returning to that location again in their lives, they want to cram every possible hidden gem into their memory to say yes we have seen that. Wanting to see it all though makes sense, because when returning home, one never wants to have a regret of, “I wish I would have taken just that extra moment to see ________.”
Justin writes for InACents.com, which teaches others about how to travel economically, while highlighting the many family experiences his wife and three boys encounters on the road. If you would like to join their journey, please consider following them on Facebook or Twitter.
What Type of Traveler Are You?
Didn’t you just love that post? It definitely made me think about which type of traveler I am.
My initial thought was that I didn’t fit in either category and maybe there should be a third option for people stuck in the middle. But I thought about it a little bit more and decided that while I’m not the type to run myself ragged, I’m also not the type to experience one attraction on vacation and call it a day. Honestly, I’ll push a little bit more and a little bit more until my husband has had enough. And when that happens, I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut because when he’s done, he’s done. His motto is “I work hard enough at work. Vacation should be fun.”
So while my husband is definitely a relaxer, I’m the opposite. While I fully appreciate kicking my feet up on vacation, I prefer to do so after a full day of sightseeing. I guess you could say that together, we strike a great balance.
Now you can hop on over to InaCents.com to read Justin’s take on What Type of a Traveler Are You? and while you’re there, you can answer the question for yourself. Just because we’re really curious.