Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist

Cities are mostly like people, showing their different personalities to the traveler. So travel a country to be a part of it and not a tourist collecting key chains from souvenir shops. A person who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler. So try new things, meet new people, and look to the extreme as to what’s right in front of you. These are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.


Discover the best coffee shops in Manhattan, NY Perk Kafe, La Colombe. Spot the best cake shop in Paris Sugarplum Cake Shop. Shop for the luxury goods in Switzerland. Bahnhofstrasse, the main street of Zermatt, has a variety of shopping opportunities. Walk through the beaches in Fiji and New Zealand. Browse through London’s iconic bookshop is a bibliophile’s paradise with the UK’s largest range of books in 50 departments over 5 floors. Hike in Grand Canyon National Park and go for cliff diving in Santorini, Greece.


What makes a tourist different from a traveler?

  • Before you visit a new destination, do you conduct research and make a list of things to see and do, so that your time on vacation is well spent.
  • Tourists typically have a mission in mind when they travel.
  • The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see.
  • “One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’ “


Whenever you go on a trip to visit foreign lands or distant places, remember that they are all someone’s backyard. So it should just be like as the painter paints, writer writes and the traveler travels and explores. When you’re travelling observe the scenic beauty of the place. Every journey has its own traveler; and every dream has its own dreamer. Visit the less travelled pathways. Traveling nowadays requires a juggling of smart phones, cameras and everything else utilized to ensure that every moment is well scripted and captured.


Travel is meant to enrich, inspire, and move the individual – to allow an outside experience to shatter the routine everyday life creates. Traveler is someone who wants to experience other culture; and avoid the most popular spots as much as possible. Being a traveler and not a tourist is a great way of truly experiencing the world.


Tourist don’t know where they have been, travelers don’t know here they are going. Not all those who wander are lost. So take your trip to the next level by being a traveler. Explore the world.



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