How Many Of The “Six Travel Types You Love to Loathe” Have You Spotted?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Face it, the more you travel, the more you start to recognize certain types of travelers. And, whether you like it or not,  you start to notice how other people perceive you. This week BootsnAll lists their six travel types you love to loathe. Beware, this one may hit a little too close to home for some.

I think we’ve all met “The Bragger,” the one who “might fill a passport a year or they might wander just as much as those around them, but the difference is that they feel the need to shout their travel exploits from the rooftops.”

Or “The One Who Should’ve Stayed Home,” someone I’ve thankfully never ran into. They “constantly criticizes whatever country [they’re] in, claiming that the food/weather/landscape/culture is better back home.”

How about “The Klingon?” “You find them lingering outside your dorm wondering ‘what are we doing today?’ and you quickly discover that when they asked for your email/cell number/Facebook ID that they actually intended to use it.”

I’ve got one for you. “The One Who Has No Business Having Her Own Travel Show” (Clue: see above). She has slept with Hugh Hefner and now, in a desperate attempt by her employer to woo advertisers and garner ratings, has been hired as a travel host of her very own show, despite having no real travel experience, a personality, or anything insightful to share about the cultures/destinations/and people that she encounters on her journeys. No, I’m not bitter at all.

  • Brit

    "I would, like, totally hate to lose my passport because, like, of all the stamps from different countries I got. If I lost it, how would people know I was there?"

    …ummm. You tell them?

    Fascinating characters they are.

  • Danielle

    To be fair, Bridget was my favorite Girl Next Door, and I found her adorably bubbly and like-able. But no, I didn't watch a single episode of her travel show. And be grateful you've never run into "The One Who Should've Stayed Home." I seem to run into these people EVERYWHERE!

    As a side note, I'm pretty obsessed with House Hunters International, and one of my pet peeves is when an American (of which I am a proud one) is purchasing overseas and seemingly looking for all the comfort and convenience of a McMansion at home. I sometimes wonder why they are bothering to even buy a second home in a foreign country if all they want is your typical Malibu beach house or New York triplex apartment. Dude, STAY HOME!

    • Ha. @Expat Heather — I don't have much of a cleavage, so that definitely works against me having my own show apparently!

      @Danielle — That's funny you mentioned that. Whenever I go home and am exposed to cable again, I find myself just watching "House Hunters International." Not sure what it is, I guess it's like the ultimate travel show: here's what is likes to actually live in that place. Haven't caught any McMansion hunters though — thank god.

  • Apparently cleavage can be a stand in for those other requirements.

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