There are specific things in this world that only travelers will understand and relate to and not any kind of travelers, but those who consider it part of their living process and part of who they are. Going for a regular trip every year is something that will never place you in the category of travelers – yet be one of those professional ones – but travelling every so often or at least planning for vacations that are different in both their destinations as well as the things you are going to do in them, can always give you the name of a traveler.
Things Travelling Buddies Will Understand
The way you might define travelling and the things that you might get interested about doing when you are on any of your trips, will differ from all the other definitions that other people might have about travelling and about their plans. There are different jobs for those who love to travel a lot but at the same time do not want it to take much of their time, or in other words, to make them able to pay for their expenses as well. Those people who keep searching for these jobs are the ones which we can call travelers.
You might be asking yourself now, how could you differentiate between a professional traveler and one who is just ordinary? There are different things that could help you spot a traveler, you might find him/her having his/her own travel blog telling the public about their experiences and all the different weird things and situations they have passed through; you will also find them always looking for those jobs that could give them the chance to travel all the time, and you will find them having a wide knowledge about the world along with all its different countries and places.
In addition to all characteristics, there are some other things that only travelers will be able to understand, such as:
- Coming back from their trip with totally different views
One of the things that only travelers can understand is the way they come back to their homes after a vacation and realize that the way they view certain things have changed or that their minds adopted a totally different ways of thinking. If you are looking at the situation from the outside, you will realize that it could be considered impossible to come back home from a place and find yourself dealing with things differently or thinking about issues you might have never considered thinking about, but for a traveler that is a normal thing.
Being exposed to different cultures and different religions gives you the chance to know how others are thinking and how they deal with the similar situations that you might pass by in your own country, and this will always widen your knowledge and give you the chance to think differently and take in all the different point of views.
- Travelling alone is an idea that they are the only ones able to accept
Those people who love travelling but at the same time might not be referred to as real travelers are the ones who truly enjoy going to new places and seeing the rest of the world that they belong to, but they will never accept going on a vacation to a new place on their own, because from their point of view it is not considered fun. But professional travelers always make the best use out of the time that they spend alone, they enjoy travelling on their own and love the idea of making plans for such vacations. People who fear being alone will consider travelling alone an insane idea, while on the other hand the travelers will be laughing about such an opinion.
As much as travelers enjoy travelling alone, they also consider it a chance to come close to themselves, know more about their personal traits, and have some free time to do what will satisfy them only.
- Wearing the same outfit several times is Okay
We think it is impossible for all the fashionistas out there to travel, or to be more specific, to pack. There are different types of travelers, those who pack all what they have when they are going for a week vacation, and those who take a couple of outfits that would be enough not to go out in the streets naked; and the first ones will never be referred to as professional travelers no matter how wonderful and unique their plans turn out to be.
One of the things that professional travelers will relate to and understand is that wearing the same outfit for several times during the same trip is acceptable and even normal because why are they supposed to take several outfits; they are traveling to please themselves and not to please those people who will be wandering around them.
- Taking pictures is not a main purpose
Yes, travelers might be traveling for some businesses purposes and that’s an exception, but even if they are taking a lot of pictures for their own personal travel blogs, that would never give them the chance to enjoy every single minute of their vacation. We always see those travelers – or tourists – who keep taking pictures every single second without even trying to look at the view or the scene with their own eyes rather than the camera’s, and that is exactly what professional travelers always try to avoid.
Professional travelers know how to divide their time between taking in the beauty of the place they are visiting with their own eyes, and between the times they will be taking some pictures for the memories; they never lose themselves to the pictures because they know they are going to regret it later on.
- There isn’t something that could be referred to as dangerous country
In order to understand what traveling is, you will need to cross all the barriers and get over all your fears in order to follow the plans that you have followed. We won’t argue that Palestine is considered a dangerous place to visit, but travelers always try to find ways to visit the places they dream to go to and start achieving those plans. One of the things that only professional travelers will understand is how it could be possible to turn a dangerous country into one that could be travelled to, and consider all the laughs and the worries that people deliver to them just things which they take as funny remarks that they will never pay attention to.
Professional travelers could be an inspiration to you or they could know the sources of inspiration that could make you more excited to plan for your next vacation and destination. But in addition to those travelers, there are different quotes about travel that would tell you how traveling is an art that you have to master and understand well. Here are some of the travel inspiration quotes:
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta –
“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, see them as they are” – Samuel Johnson –
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you would drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories” – Ray Bradbury –
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone” – Wendell Berry –
“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time” – Paul Fussell –
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortuns carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it” – Samuel Johnson –
“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it” – Cesare Pavese –
“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of every day, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art” – Freya Stark –
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black and white” – Mark Jenkins –
Professional travelers are the only ones who can easily know the art of travel and could define what adventures mean; they are those who know how to plan a budget travel and come back home with lots of memories, pictures, and even souvenirs, and they are the only ones who understand things that other people might find them difficult to be taken all in.