Tourist vs Traveler: Differences and Similarities

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  1. Sarah says:

    Sometimes I am all three on a single trip! LOL

  2. karla says:

    I love this post on every level. I can be a tourist and a traveler. Some days, I prefer to be off beaten ( actually, often, I do) but other days I just want to see those main stream ones. I do take a lot of photos every time so I guess I am a happy adventurer. Its true, whether a tourist or a traveler as long as you are a happy adventurer it shouldn’t matter.

  3. Bottom line is every traveler is a tourist and every tourist is a traveler.

  4. Precious words Natalie!!
    I hate labels, differences… In the end of the days all of us (travellers or tourists) want the same: discover a new place, be happy, have fun, learn… Let´s put our energy on what matters: explore the world!
    Cheers,
    Nat

  5. One Modern Couple says:

    This is great!! Everyone has their own preference and style while travelling and it took us a bit to accept the fact that we prefer to travel in ways that aren’t always what we read we “should” be travelling like. It shouldn’t matter what other people choose to do, as long as you are enjoying how you are travelling and seeing the world!

  6. Here’s to happy adventurers! The world needs more love and respect. If you have that, labels don’t matter.

  7. Well said, here here! 🙂
    I often try and disguise my touristy ways as best I can but the inevitable oversized map opening, gazing into it whilst looking completely dumbfounded totally ruins the act. Depending on where you travel and your confidence in that place, I think we all vary between these styles. As long as we go forth and travel, who cares 🙂
    Great post!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I’m with you completely. I think the moments that cause you to stand in wonder with your mouth open are the bets ones!! (though probably not ones I want photographed – can’t possibly be a good look for me. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  8. twoscotsabroad says:

    Oooo I am a traveller but I am never without my camera. Craig says I need to put on my next online dating profile that the next boyfriend has to accept that his life will be fully documented by photos! Cheeky sod.

  9. Stacey Valle says:

    Good post! I love it! The whole point is to enjoy travel – doesn’t matter who’s a traveller and who’s a tourist. What’s important is that they’re exploring!

  10. Chris says:

    I don’t care what people consider themselves as (or how others perceive them), as long as I see others travelling, I think it can only be better for the world!

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