Avid travellers or globetrotters, with their unique charm and passionate free spirit, can very often make their travel ventures look relaxed and easy. And while traversing the world, indulging in appetizing global cuisine and conversing with new faces may look simple; nevertheless, the adventure can get quite jarring.
Truth be told, there are tons of things that can happen during the course that can make you disoriented and frustrated; such as flight delays and language barriers. However, there are a few travellers, who have the tact to handle these adverse events that separate an avid traveller from an average and a casual traveller.
The goal of this article is to provide you with an insight into those 13 personality traits of an avid traveller.
1. They’re inquisitive
This is plausibly the prime reason why globetrotters travel: to uncover and explore the unknown. Newspapers, journals, tabloids, and documentaries are trivial for an avid traveller; they want to experience it first hand and see it with their own eyes.
2. They conform quickly
It is rare to see a frustrated or stressed-out seasoned explorer. If the situations change, they change with them. No more cabs tonight? No worries, they'll enjoy a night stroll!
3. They don't make excuses
Avid travellers always have a "curious" attitude. They plan their life in a way to make sure an outing is always possible, rather than anticipating for an "ideal" travel moment to fall in their laps.
4. They have an endless bucket list
It just takes a movie, new book, or picture to excite a true traveller. They fall in love with spots, long before touring them and choose to see them with their own eyes.
5. They hardly ever get frustrated
Avid travellers manage to see the positive side of every situation. Even if they're having a disastrous day, they know it'll be a hilarious story in the future. Constant travelling tends to be filled with unforeseen delays and setbacks, and being depressed about all of them just isn't practical.
6. They exercise their freedom
They hardly make excuses and take every opportunity to hit the road. They might cherish their time with friends and family; however, nothing compares to traversing a new exciting destination!
7. They have tons of stories to share
When you hear them saying "... so at that moment, the elephant was chasing me!" you know you're in for a treat! You can easily have an all-nighter discussing past journeys with an avid traveller.
8. They're not picky eaters
They tend to gobble everything, but even when they comprehend they don't like something, they'll eat it anyway. It might be so tasty that they'll change their mind!
9. They get to their destination no matter what
If their bus gets cancelled, they'll take a cab; if the cab gets a flat tire, they'll hire a bike, and if their bike runs out of gas, they'll hitchhike. Nothing will stop seasoned travellers from getting to their destination!
10. They know how to deal with the locals
It just needs one moment for the veteran to see if someone's trying to dupe them. They usually know that if they haggle well or go off the main street, they'll seldom be able to pay half the price.
11. They (usually) travel light
Every veteran tends to downsize their backpack as they have the travel experience. And they know how to distinguish between the essential and the superfluous. An avid traveller knows what they need and manage to leave worthless stuff behind.
12. They have impressive non-verbal skills
Not knowing the language is never a reason for not touring a new country. Truth be told, if you make an effort, you'll be taken care of, no matter where you go! The seasoned traveller knows how much can be conveyed through gestures and facial expressions.
13. They respect different cultures
Globetrotters understand how diverse each place in the world is - and they cherish it! They also know their limits and try their best to not fluster the locals or disregard their customs.