Don’t Be That Type of Traveler – 8 Types of Travelers We Always Run Into!

It’s inevitable – we are bound to come across many interesting characters when travelling in groups. Often, we also end up running into the following types of irritating travellers that drive us up the wall with their antics. Read on!

It’s inevitable – we are bound to come across many interesting characters when traveling in groups. Often, we also end up running into the following eight types of irritating travelers that drive us up the wall with their antics. Read on!

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The Free Ka Maal Chindis

These people are easy to spot because they make no effort to cover up their love for freebees. Be it hotel soaps, toothbrushes, shampoos and towels or complimentary breakfasts, these people love anything with the word FREE!
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The Bak-Bak Masters

There is bound to be at least one person who is not only obnoxiously loud, but also overly enthusiastic about chatting away with everyone and anyone. Their conversations and booming voice can easily wake up anyone who is trying to catch a quick nap on a bus or in a train (imagine Jab We Met’s Geet!).

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The PDA Lovebirds 

Often, you’ll come across lovebird couples who go overboard with PDAs. Their baby talk and Siamese-twins type body language will either make you cringe or turn away annoyed with embarrassment. But, nope, they could be least bothered by your discomfort!

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The Late Lateefs

These are the worst type of travelers – constantly late, they’ll always rain on any tour group’s parade. And, they have no shame if everyone is behind schedule due to their lack of punctuality!

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The Picture Un-Perfects 

All of us have come across people who need help in clicking their (or their group’s) photos. But, some have a consistent habit of wanting others to click photos of them in every single possible place. And, they want you to patiently click a zillion photos of them while they pose in various styles and pout. Get a selfie stick dude!

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The Complaint Boxes 

Some people can never be content. It can be quite a pain when you run into grumpy people on a trip who down everyone’s morale with their constant complaining about the hotels not being up to the mark, the food not being good enough, the itinerary not being well-planned out, the seats not being comfy enough. Yep, you got the point. They have nothing positive to say and can’t enjoy anything!

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The Know-It-All Snobs

There is bound to be at least one show off in a tour group who likes to one-up everyone, including the tour guide, trying to prove they’re the biggest travel junkie who knows it all and is a pro at everything. Give it a rest, buddy!

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The Paranoid Phattus

Eternally scared, there are bound to be highly phattu people in every travel group, skeptical of trying anything that involves the r-word: RISK! These worry warts are quick to say no at any given opportunity.

Let us know what your most irritating travel experience is, and tag a friend below who you know is guilty of one of these habits!

~ Amanda Sodhi

Like the Adrenaline Rush? Check Out the Best Places in India for Adventure Sports!

Some of us are pure adrenaline junkies ready to go to any extent for some thrills. Just the idea of adventure gets us excited. If you happen to have a daredevil streak in you, we are sure adventure sports are certainly on your bucket list. In case you are wondering how and where to get started, we’ve compiled a handy list of the best locations in India best to various adventure sports. On your mark. Get set. Go!

Some of us are pure adrenaline junkies ready to go to any extent for some thrills. Just the idea of adventure gets us excited. If you happen to have a daredevil streak in you, we are sure adventure sports are certainly on your bucket list. In case you are wondering how and where to get started, we’ve compiled a handy list of the best locations in India best to various adventure sports. On your mark. Get set. Go!

Paragliding & Skiing

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Whether it be skiing down slippery slopes or flying freely like a bird amidst scenic skies, Manali is an excellent place to experience both activities, even if you are a beginner.

Hard-Core Skiing

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Set in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, Auli is hands down the best place in India for all things skiing related, including for pros! And, of course, the magical view of snow-capped mountains is breathtaking.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

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Many people added scuba diving and snorkeling to their bucket lists and dosti lists after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara released. Well, if underwater activities catch your fancy, Andaman Islands is where you need to head to pronto. You’ll love the wide variety of water sports you can take part in there, ranging from scuba diving and snorkeling to parasailing and undersea walking. Another excellent destination for scuba diving and snorkeling is the highly underrated Lakshadweep Islands.

Hot Air Ballooning

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There is something regal and relaxing about watching everything from a distance in a hot air balloon – Jaipur is one of the first few cities in India to introduce this wondrous experience, and of course, there are many other amazing sights and activities to take part in across all of Rajasthan!

Surfing

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If you’re a beach bum at heart and the waves tug at your heart, then you might just enjoy surfing, and THE place to experience it is none other than Gokarna. Of course, Gokarna is a fantastic tourist destination beyond water sports, too, with a bustling hippie lifestyle scene, as well.

Dune Bashing

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No need to head all the way to Dubai to bash dunes, we’ve got a much closer option for you – Jaisalmer! And, while you’re there you might as well also experience other activities like camel riding and visiting haunted spots spread across Rajasthan.

Trekking

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The Himalayas are an excellent destination for trekking enthusiasts, with options for both beginners and seasoned pros. Alternatively, you can also check out Arunachal Pradesh, which is also equally as stunning as a backdrop.

So, where do you plan on heading to next and which adventure sport are you going to dare to try? Comment below and let us know!

~Amanda Sodhi