Friday, June 22, 2007

Tourist Vs Traveler

Are you a tourist or a traveler?

When you travel to a new destination, do you only want to see the most popular attractions that everyone back home has heard about or do you visit off the beaten track places as well? I think of myself as somewhat between a tourist and a traveler, as I want to see all the famous places but definitely like to add some non conventional spots as well. As we get to travel more, I hope to become just a traveler and not a tourist at all.

It's interesting just how different the result is between the two. One can go to the same place, but get two completely different results depending on what one's agenda is. I'm not interested in going to extremes, on either side, so would prefer to have a bit of both perspectives.

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