6 Types Of Travelers You Always Encounter

Leaving town is one of life's greatest pleasures, whether it involves a 10-day trek through the Alps or an impromptu weekend jaunt across state lines. For some, traveling is an opportunity to embrace new cultures, indulge an adventurous streak, and flirt with a completely different lifestyle. For others, it's about getting a passport stamped, selecting the best Instagram filters, and letting the world know that #youwerethere.

Whatever your motivation, your journey isn't complete until you've crossed paths with a crazy assortment of fellow travelers — the medley of folks often responsible for making your experience so memorable. There's the girl who — in order to get the most out of her day — needs to be armed with multiple guidebooks and the latest map app. There's the guy that hasn't seen the Eiffel Tower but (sightseeing being damned) can tell you all about Paris' best nightclubs. And there's the person who plans her entire trip around prime times and spots to try the most famous local dishes, then completes each meal with a Sanpellegrino® Sparkling Fruit Beverage.

Need help identifying these fascinating species? Refer to our handy primer before your next getaway. Trust us — whether you're in Chicago or Chile, these people are out there. The only question is, which one are you?