By the end of a trip, it’s safe to say you’re going to have pictures with strangers and a list of adventurers to add on Facebook. No matter who you meet, good or bad, likeable or unlikable, the different types of travelers enhance any journey.
If you see yourself in any of these personas, do not be worried. We all embody elements of these overriding characters because they are the traits of travel: we all love to tell stories of when we took control or learned a language, laugh with our friends and keep an eye out for romance. The true travel experience is in the overlaps.
Best of luck as you encounter one another on the road, you might never know who you meet, but with these general guidelines, you may have a better idea.