What’s your travel persona? Knowing what makes you tick at home will help you plan the perfect getaway, whether you’re seeking adventure or deep relaxation
Who we are on holiday can be very different to who we are at home. Often you often feel the change in yourself when the plane lands; from someone who turns into a social butterfly when they travel, to the person who spends all their time looking after others suddenly needing to be the centre of attention on holiday.
The Social Butterfly wants to soak up as much as possible on holiday and will stop and chat to everyone they meet, from local artisans to people on the street.
They like backpacking and hostel-hopping and prefer to plan their trip as they go based on recommendations they pick up on the way, so they can travel with new groups of people as they meet them.
The Star wants relaxation, comfort, and luxury—they want to be the centre of attention for once, because they spend a lot of time looking after everyone else in their lives when they’re at home.
The Planner has a daily itinerary to make sure they see every sight, go to every restaurant and bar and don’t miss a thing.
They’re often much less organised at home and sometimes feel like they’ve wasted weekends by not going out or doing anything fun, so they’re not going to let that happen on holiday.
Quite the opposite to The Planner, The Roamer prefers to take every day as it comes, and feel free to wander wherever the day takes them.
Perhaps they don’t see their family as much as they’d like to, or they’re like ships in the night with their partner—the Quality Timer isn’t interested as much in exploring a new city as they are getting to spend some time with the people they love.
“Their favourite holiday is a multi-generational trip with the whole family or a romantic break for two”
The perfect getaway for the Historian indulges their thirst for knowledge, culture and historical landmarks
The Historian has a love of knowledge and wants to see as many new (or ancient!) things as they can and learn everything about different cultures.
They feel like their thirst for knowledge and culture isn’t being met when they’re at home, either because they don’t have time, or their hometown doesn’t offer enough for them.
“The Challenger is more interested in experiences than things”
At home, they may spend a lot of time with other people and often settle for other people’s plans, rather than being free to do what they want.
Off-the-beaten-path destinations with fewer tourists are their favourite, or an expedition through a remote wilderness, like a gorilla safari, is their dream combination of adventure and freedom.
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