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Which One Of These Is Your Travel Style?

Because you never truly know a person until you leave town with them.

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Has your travel style affected your relationships while on vacation? The more I travel, the more I'm learning that you never truly know a person until you leave town with them. That's why it's important to have conversations about the kind(s) of experiences your companions plan to have before getting on the plane. This can prevent a lot of disagreements. We all work hard and shouldn't be caught off guard by another person's expectations of the trip, or made to feel guilty for ours.

While we're not doing a whole helluva lot of traveling at the moment, I'd like to break down some of the most common travel styles to help you to start a dialogue with your travel buddies of the past and future and come to a common ground that works.

The Adventurer

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This traveler is interested in all adventurous activities, from a simple hike in the woods to more extreme sports like BASE jumping and waterfall rappelling. They live by the seat of their pants most likely and probably won't do well with a vacation itinerary. The term "Y.O.L.O." comes to mind with these kinds of people. If you're more laid back or even a little fearful, the adventurous traveler is probably not your speed. They'll have you trapped in a haunted house screaming for help while they're having the time of their lives!

The Group Trip Traveler

This traveler is either gregarious and thrives off of meeting new people or just has a huge travel crew that they know and trust. They're the type that is always down for a party and loves to be around lots of people. This is usually an introvert's worst nightmare. So before venturing out with this kind of person, you might want to ask "who all gone be there" in an effort to prevent multiple personality clashes during the trip. If you prefer more intimate getaways, this isn't the person you want to vacation with.

The Luxury Traveler

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Money is no object for this traveler, but you can run into an issue if they expect you to "ball out" as well. They travel first class, take shopping sprees, stay at the best 5-star accommodations, and eat at the most expensive restaurants. If you're a person who likes to vacation on a budget or you're just downright cheap, pick someone else to roll with. You'll only be cramping their style. Your Capital One card with the $1500 limit will never measure up to their Black Card.

The Solo Traveler

This is the kind of person who is totally and completely comfortable with being by themselves—no bells and whistles, no extras. Many times, they prefer to travel solo because not only do they get to be alone with their thoughts, but they can march to the beat of their own drum and come and go as they please without having to check in with anyone or compromise on plans. I recommend that we ALL take a crack at this particular travel style at least once. There's nothing more freeing than exploring the world solo.

The Partier

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The motto is "team no sleep" for this traveler. The moment they get off the plane, they're making a b-line to the shower (hopefully) so that they can head straight to the club and party till they drop! Expect lots of booze and blackouts with this travel type. They know how to have a good time wherever they go, but sometimes they can take things too far due to their excessive liquor consumption (which makes for interesting post-vacation stories). You're lucky if you get back to the room before sunrise! But if you love the nightlife and your liver is up for a wild ride, they could make for a memorable travel buddy.

The Family Traveler

This traveler has loaded up all of the "essentials", booked a kid-friendly hotel and prepared an itinerary full of activities to keep the whole family (especially the little ones) engaged. There won't be any visits to the strip club or wild drunken nights with this traveler. Expect a lot of good, "clean" fun and possibly a set bedtime. If you're someone who loves running around with children (even if you don't have any of your own), you may not mind tagging along with the family traveler. Keep in mind that a lot of patience and flexibility is needed.

Who did I miss?! What kind of travel style do you have? Let us know in the comments!

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