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Traveling does not necessarily mean you must be always running around and having fun 24/7. Besides having a “me time”, meeting this group of travelers may change your perspective in life. Certainly, there will be some take back for you after interacting with them. They are mostly inspiring and have many things to offer.

10 Types of Travelers You Will Appreciate To Meet When You Travel:

Number 1 – The Veteran Travelers

They have been to many countries, and speaks a mosaic of languages. Their entire life packs in small, quaint backpack. Needless to say, they lived an interesting life which inspires you in many ways.

With Sauber (Spanish) at Stockholm Backpacker Hostel

With Sauber (Euskaldun) at Stockholm Backpacker Hostel

Sauber: An awesome car engineer who loves traveling, shared his experience how he conquered Europe! A very friendly and nice Spanish guy I have met in Stockholm! He keeps inviting me to his house in Euskadi, Spain at Basque Country (Autonomous Community which was granted the status of nationality within Spain). Opps, he probably would remind me that he is not Spanish or rather, Euskaldun! 🙂

The oldest backpacker I ever met from Austria

The oldest backpacker I ever met from Austria

The oldest backpacker I ever met, an Austrian professor who traveled from Venice to Rome by foot! Many awesome stories and experiences he has shared with me. Although there was a little communication breakdown due to language barrier, but I could appreciate and feel his genuineness and sincerity. 🙂

Mostly Found In: Backpacker hostel – a quiet place writing diaries

Number 2 – The Inspirational Travelers

Always have something to offer, a valuable experience or life lesson for everyone! Well traveled or very inspirational group of people. Sometimes artistic as well. 🙂

With Ingunn (Norwegian) in Oslo, Norway

With Ingunn (Norwegian) in Oslo, Norway

Ingunn is a sweet traveler that I have met during a long train ride from Bergen to Oslo, Norway. We exchanged some opinions on the philosophy of life and had a good chat on the train ride. Beautiful scenery, beautiful chat and beautiful exchange. 🙂

With Eric (American) in Zimbabwe

With Eric (American) in Zimbabwe

Eric was an American soldier who went to Afghanistan for his safe keeping mission. Kudos and Salute!

With Sommer (Aussie) in Germany

With Sommer (Aussie) in Germany

Sommer was the one who encouraged me to start Visual Inspiration 365. Another blog entry of mine featuring my favourite quotes with my favourite travel photos. Sommer’s Visual Inspiration 365 was very inspiring and awesome! Unfortunately, due to time and lack of discipline, I stopped updating my Visual Inspiration 365, however, in exchanged, I started Travel Inspiration 360! haha

Mostly Found In: Museum or with a notebook

Number 3 – The Sweeties Travelers

Sweet candies that will melt your heart when you interact with them. They usually started off as quiet and shy. You will be SURPRISED as most of them usually are solo travelers too! 🙂

With Gail (Scottish) in Scotland

With Gail (Scottish) in Scotland

With Mio (Japanese) in Japan

With Mio (Japanese) in Japan

With Laura (Canadian) in Rome, Italy

With Laura (Canadian) in Rome, Italy

With Amy (Aussie) in Gold Coast, Australia

With Amy (Aussie) in Gold Coast, Australia

With Erin (American) and Nena (Thai) in Hakone, Japan

With Erin (American) and Nena (Thai) in Hakone, Japan

With 2 American Redbull Girls in Santa Monica, USA

With 2 American Redbull Girls in Santa Monica, USA

With Bruno and Samir (Brazilian) at Loch Ness, Scotland

With Bruno and Samir (Brazilian) at Loch Ness, Scotland

Mostly Found In: Cute Little Gift Shops

Number 4 – The Cool Couple Travelers

There is nothing as irritating than finding deeply-in-love-because-we-are-newly-married couple in a non honeymoon destination or even in a hostel. Generalisations apart, there are some people who only travel with their better half.

Good thing is, not every couple will stick together when they travel. Some couples you would not even know they are couples, as they do their own thing and are not glued to each other. Which is really cool! I met many really solid and cool couples who interacted with everyone personally. The ones I featured below… are true fun and cool couples! haha

With Paul and Stacey (American) in Zimbabwe

With Paul and Stacey (American) in Zimbabwe

With Cool Couple Vincent and Tracey (Aussie) in Russia

With Cool Couple Vincent and Tracey (Aussie) in Russia

With Funny Couple Ben and Lisa (Aussie) in Greece haha

With Funny Couple Ben and Lisa (Aussie) in Greece haha

With Sweet Couple Mark and Courtney (American) in Greece

With Sweet Couple Mark and Courtney (American) in Greece

With Bianca and Andrew (Aussie) in Zimbabwe

With Bianca and Andrew (Aussie) in Zimbabwe

Mostly Found In: Honeymoon / Day Tour Packages sitting together

Number 5 – The Backpacker Travelers

Backpacker Travelers doesn’t mean having a backpack at their back! The backpacker travelers can be someone who had a boring 9 to 5 office desk-bound job and absolutely needed to escape from their reality! haha The backpacker could also be someone who realises that time is not always on our side, so it is best to seize the day while we still can. YOLO! 🙂

With Skye (Irish), Khalid (French), Colleen, Jason (American) at Sweden Backpacker Hostel

With Skye (Irish), Khalid (French), Colleen, Jason (American) at Sweden Backpacker Hostel

With Erin (New Zealander) in San Francisco Backpacker Hostel

With Erin (New Zealander) in San Francisco Backpacker Hostel

With Joao (Brazilian) in San Francisco Backpacker Hostel

With Joao (Brazilian) in San Francisco Backpacker Hostel

Mostly Found In: Backpacker Hostel usually for long period of time

Number 6 – The Knowledgeable Travelers

They know everything about the place and the culture that you definitely DO NOT KNOW! They will fascinate you with their knowledge about a country and usually, they are intelligent and able to navigate the foreign places at their finger tips.

With David (Canadian) in Warsaw, Poland

With David (Canadian) in Warsaw, Poland

With Kristin (American Teacher) in Warsaw, Poland

With Kristin (American Teacher) in Warsaw, Poland

With Enook (Batswana) in South Africa

With Enook (Batswana) in South Africa

With Timon (South African) at Botswana

With Timon (South African) at Botswana

My Greek Head Waiter and Guide in Greece

My Greek Head Waiter and Guide in Greece

With Silvia (Italian) who inspired me to travel to Africa

With Silvia (Italian) who inspired me to travel to Africa

With Grace (British) in Istanbul, Turkey (When East Meet West) Asia Continent on my side and Europe Continent at Grace's side

With Grace (British) in Istanbul, Turkey (When East Meet West) Asia Continent on my side and Europe Continent at Grace’s side

With Eric, (an American English teacher) in the Philippines

With Eric, (an American English teacher) in the Philippines

With Khalid (UAE) in Dubai

With Khalid (UAE) in Dubai

Mostly Found In: On the street navigating via the maps with backpacks

Number 7 – The Solo Travelers

Most of us really don’t understand the stigma attached to doing things independently. Many would think ‘going solo’ is weird and dangerous; I personally think it is a great way to do solo travel and meet new people without having to worry about what anyone else wants to do. Independent travel is ‘me time’ at its best. Check out my separate post for “Can You Travel Alone?” to find out whether YOU can travel solo as well. 🙂

With Francois (Belgian) in Sydney, Australia

With Francois (Belgian) in Sydney, Australia

With Kat (British) in Zimbabwe

With Kat (British) in Zimbabwe

With Tegan (Aussie) in Australia

With Tegan (Aussie) in Australia

With Jaime (American) in Northern Ireland

With Jaime (American) in Northern Ireland

With Sebastian (Romanian) in Iceland

With Sebastian (Romanian) in Iceland

Whenever I travel solo, I love meeting other solo travelers and explore the cities with them. A fresh new companion is always refreshing and nice to have in a foreign city! 🙂

Mostly Found In: Backpacker Hostel

Number 8 – The Self Discovery Travelers

They have no plans. They just go with the flow and see where they end up every day. These are the travelers who are on a journey of self-discovery and who wish to come out of the trip as a new person. Some amateur travelers will take this seriously, a bit more cautious in who they meet and what they say! Most of them, are in transition of opening up their mind to others! 🙂 For some more experience travelers, they are more daring and mind-opening to others, they definitely have some take backs at the end of every trip! 🙂

With Jaime (American) in Northern Ireland (First Time Solo Traveling)

With Jaime (American) in Northern Ireland (First Time Solo Traveling)

With Roman (Russian) in Singapore (Experienced Solo Travelers)

With Roman (Russian) in Singapore (Experienced Solo Travelers)

Mostly Found In: Temples / Cathedrals / Mosque

Number 9 – The Bubbly Travelers

They have no plans. They just go with the flow and see where they end up every day. Happy go lucky and it’s always a positive energy emitted by them. Nice to meet this type of travelers especially when you are traveling alone. 🙂

With Audrey (Scottish) in Scotland

With Audrey (Scottish) in Scotland

With Sarah (Aussie) in Belarus

With Sarah (Aussie) in Belarus

With Lily (Aussie) in Russia

With Lily (Aussie) in Russia

With Annette (American) in Los Angeles, USA

With Annette (American) in Los Angeles, USA

With Laura (Aussie) in Greece

With Laura (Aussie) in Greece

Mostly Found In: Cute Little Gift Shops

Number 10 – The Photography Guru Travelers

If you think you probably carry the most expensive DSLR camera, you may not have seen a real photography guru yet! haha They are the truly dedicated travel photographers with Nat Geo’s quality photos! They will give advice how you can improve the image quality and what settings to use when talking wildlife, northern lights or other challenging types of photos. They inspired me to improve my photo-taking skills. Also, they are usually the ones who sell their photos to postcard companies or corporate organisations.

Martin (German) in New York City, USA

Martin (German) in New York City, USA

With Hadas (Israeli) and Martin (German) in New York City, USA

With Hadas (Israeli) and Martin (German) in New York City, USA

Mostly Found In: More scenic places i.e. Iceland, Grand Canyon etc…

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“No road is long with good company” – Turkish Proverb

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By | 2016-11-30T11:50:07+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Travel Tips, World Destinations|3 Comments

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  1. Ling September 23 at 10:51 am

    wow.. you first surprise me with the number of friends u make.. then you surprise me how much details you actually remember! (including the names… hahaha)

    • Kexplorer September 23 at 1:21 pm

      Haha of course! Every travelers i met has a uniqueness in them! Haha i also remember where they came from and where was the place. Lol

      • Ling September 24 at 5:47 pm

        impressive!

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