You might be asking yourself, is there really a difference between a traveler and a tourist? The answer is yes. Although they’re often used interchangeably, both have different values when it comes to how they see the world. A tourist values comfort and luxury, while a traveler is all about the experience. To see whether you’re a traveler or tourist and to learn what sets them apart, check out the infographic below.

Infographic by Splendid Asia Online

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    Love this so much! And it’s so true – I am DEFINITELY a traveller, although I do take loads of photos… x

  • Ickle Pickle

    I love this – I guess I am a tourist – with four children it is difficult to truly be a traveller! Kaz x

    • Thanks for commenting Kaz!

  • I know that even though I do love travel I will always yearn for home so thus I would say I am a tourist at heart x

    • I think at my core, I’m probably a bit of a tourist too!

  • Madeeha

    Thanks for clearing it to me Now I know that I am a traveller. And my husband is a tourist. there is always a struggle between us 🙂

    • Lol! My bf and I struggle with that as well.

  • Rachel Bradford

    I definitely think I’m a mix of the two! I love going off grid, but do love my bed too!

    • It’s all about balance. I’m a mix of both too!

  • Gareth Torrance

    We’ve always preferred to see what is around and not just spend our time at the hotel or on planned excursions! It’s just more fun!

  • I’d love to do more travelling this year, so it was interesting to read about the differences!

    • I’m hoping to do more traveling too! Thanks for commenting!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I am a tourist for sure as I do prioritise comfort. It’s very important for me in a holiday otherwise I wouldn’t bother travelling.

    • I totally understand that Melanie!

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