What do you reckon? What makes a traveler different from a tourist? Wait. Did this question surprise you? Well, you heard us right. These two words may have been used interchangeably, but have different implications.
A traveler tries to immerse completely in the culture of the place he/she travels to, explore the less-traveled areas, intend to take the roads less traveled i.e. far off places not driven by tourism. Whereas a tourist goes easy; guidebooks dictate his/her travel scenes and opts to plant themselves in places oft-visited.
Now, tell us whether you travel like a tourist or are you a traveler?
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman
“Travel makes you modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world.” – Gustav Flaubert
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ― Lao Tzu
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ― Anita Desai
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle