A confession: I have never gone on an all inclusive holiday, been part of a group travel package, or taken a cruise. It’s not that I wouldn’t enjoy these experiences, it’s just that I haven’t been drawn to them.
I am not the kind of traveller who needs to be up at 6:00 in the morning to make an early start on seeing all the sights and tourist attractions. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. For me, most days start with a morning stroll to a local café or breakfast spot. I’ll see where the day takes me from there. Sometimes it’s a trip to a market (I always check out those) or a walk to a waterfall, or vineyard or….
I do check out a destination before I visit and may have a rough plan of some of the places that I might like to see, but there is nothing set in stone and I’m rarely disappointed if my trip is over and I haven’t managed to see or do the things on my list. That’s because most of the things I ended up doing were spontaneous, suggested by locals, or experiences I just happened upon that were so much more appealing than anything I read in a book or saw online.
There are always adventures to be had when travelling, especially if you find yourself off the beaten path. You might have to share your chair with something like this.
Or guard your bananas against night time visitors.
But, oh the stories you’ll have to tell!
What kind of traveller are you?
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Mostly I like quiet retreats. I’ve never done a cruise – just seems like a floating hotel to me. I’ve done two all inclusives in the past – it’s good as a family vacation. I’ve done two recent holidays that were a little more adventurous. Not as relaxing though. But my preference is smaller quaint places where you can try to blend in with the local culture. Slow travel as I like to call it.
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I like that – slow travel. Very much my style.