What's your travel style?

Published November 9th, 2012

Whenever we interview our favourite travellers, we always ask them about their travel style. Some like to fly by the seat of their pants. Others like to do their research, plan it all out and join a tour, while some others do a mixture of both. Ever wondered where you fit in? Take our quiz to work out which travel style best suits you.


When you start planning your holiday, what are you dreaming of?

a)      Getting out of the office and into the great outdoors with lots of fresh air and exercise.

b)      A holiday with little to no plans, zero phone reception and lots of possibilities.

c)       Exploring the places you've always wanted to go to and experiencing cities like a local.

d)      Days of relaxing with the finer things in life.


After weeks of poverty you've just checked your bank balance to discover your tax return has gone through. How do you spend it?

a)      On a new surfboard or jet-ski.

b)      At a camping store on a new backpack. It’s about time you lay your old one to rest.

c)       Tickets to Splendour in the Grass, camping and all.

d)      On a penthouse hotel room complete with champagne and a few friends.


What traveller are you?

What traveller are you?

An adventure holiday for you would involve:

a)      An overlanding safari in South Africa through Kruger National Park, followed by some shark diving in Cape Town.

b)      A plane ticket to New Delhi, a backpack, a map and nothing else.

c)       Driving a kitsch caravan from Los Angeles to the Nevada Desert for Burning Man festival.

d)      A coach tour of Europe, preferably involving the Greek Islands and lots of yummy food.


And a nightmare holiday for you would involve:

a)      Art galleries and museums …snore!

b)      A trip to Disneyland during school holidays.

c)       River cruising through Europe.

d)      Hostel bunk beds.


The time has come to book your accommodation – where do you choose:

a)      A no frills hotel close to all the action.

b)      You’ll wait until you get there. You’re not one to plan much in advance.

c)       After asking all of your travelling friends you opt for a boutique hotel in the heart of the nightlife district.

d)      Thanks to your extensive online research you end up nabbing a five star hotel package for a bargain price.


Most As – You’re an adrenalin-pumping adventurer

A laid back traveller with an adventurous spirit, you love nothing more than to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. From running with the bulls in Pamplona to bungy jumping in Queenstown, you’re more than willing to give everything and anything a go. When it comes to tours, overlanding, four wheel driving and scuba diving tours are your ideals, helping you to experience your holiday to its fullest.

If you haven’t been, you’re going to love: Canada, South Africa, Spain and New Zealand.


Most Bs – You’re a globetrotting wanderer

As a globetrotting wanderer, you hate to feel tied down or locked it to an itinerary, which is why you make the ideal backpacker. The thought of solo travel doesn’t faze you either, while you’d much prefer to have your travel budget last by staying in hostels and eating street food. When it comes to the typical tourist attractions and areas, you avoid them like the plague, preferring to venture off the beaten track to make your own discoveries.

If you haven’t been, you’re going to love: Peru, Morocco, Vietnam and Russia.


Most Cs – You’re a hipster at heart

You like to be amongst the action, dine at the coolest joints and take the instagram photos to prove it. As a traveller you do your research before you go, mapping out what vintage stores to shop at, what areas to stay in and if you’re favourite band will be playing when you’re there. When it comes to tours you like the cultural kind, ones that involve history, wine, bicycles and art. Oh and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese!

If you haven’t been, you’re going to love: Portland, San Francisco, Tokyo, London and Berlin


Most Ds – You’re a first-class jetsetter

Even though you’re a student with a measly part time job, in your mind you’re living out a Gossip Girl fantasy. And there’s nothing wrong with that. When it comes to travelling, you like to see the world like Kanye West; fast cars, shooting stars, all of the light, all of the lights! Since you’re beer budget doesn’t quite match up to your champagne tastes, you do a lot of research in order to get the best deals, upgrades and designer labels on sale. For tours, if it involves a limo, yacht or helicopter, you’re on-board. Cheers!

If you haven’t been, you’re going to love: Las Vegas, Dubai, Paris and Venice


Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.