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Which Type of Traveller Are You?

Article first appeared on Hype Malaysia

The word “travel” carries different meanings to each traveller. For some, it’s a way to unwind and spend quality time with family or friends, for others it maybe a chance for exploration and an adventure of a lifetime. And if you’re sitting there going “Oh, I can’t possibly fit into a travel stereotype“, trust us, you really can.

Here, we’ve identified 5 common types of travellers – and we bet that you would be able to spot yourself in at least one of these:

1. The History Buff

This traveller enjoys visiting historical and cultural landmarks that you probably have heard of but have never quite understood the significance of said location. Travelling with the history buff is like traveling with a walking encyclopedia – they would know all the lesser known facts (and sometimes figures) and will gladly sign up for a local guide to take them on a walking tour of the city. This traveller also appreciates indulging in an overnight stay at an old palace or something with some serious historical brownie points (and ghosts, probably).

2. The Foodie

If you’ve got a foodie with you on a trip, you can bet that you will NEVER starve. This traveller has only one main objective, and that is to stuff their face with as many authentic food experiences as possible. The foodie will take the lead in researching for cooking classes and making reservations for all the hot-spots you should never miss.

If a foodie tells you that you’re hitting up famous hole in the wall and you’re gonna have to queue up for one of the best (insert delicacy here) of your life, best believe that it WILL be worth it.

3. The Adventurer

The Adventurer takes the term “off the beaten track” quite literally. This is the travel buddy you’d want if you feel like going out to untouched and unexplored parts of your destination. Just make sure to bring some shoes fit for hiking through thick forests or slippery glaciers and a mental state that’s pretty much ready for every un-touristy experience possible. You’ll need it.

4. The Shopaholic

The shopaholic isn’t an avid believer of travelling light, but they will introduce you to the magical world of packing like a pro with their foldable bags. This traveller knows all the hot places with great deals for tourists and they know where to shop like a local.

The shopaholic is also a firm believer in appreciating the local arts and crafts scene and is always on the lookout for local fashion designers, craft makers or even local wineries to visit. If you’re travelling with a shopaholic, be sure to be mentally prepared for all the shopping stops they have seamless slipped into the itinerary while ordering a festive latte from Starbucks.

5. The Instagrammer

The Instagrammer has very basic needs, which means anything aesthetically pleasing and is worthy of at least 200 likes in a single Instagram post is fair game for this traveller. But that’s not all – the Instagrammer is also useful for checking the crowd and picturesque spots by utilising hashtags and location tags before heading out.

For what it’s worth, if you’re looking for that one really good shot to upload on your socials, the Instagrammer will make sure that you get the BEST shot you possibly can.

But no matter the type of traveller you may be, here’s why you need to take Cosmos or Cosmos Lite on your next trip:

Cosmos and Cosmos Lite factors in the type of traveller you are and offers a service that will help you travel fuss-free by handling all the essentials from accommodation to transportation and itineraries. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, or history, Cosmos gives you the freedom to fully customise your trip to your heart’s desire.

On a budget? With Cosmos, you can customise, make your selections and prepay for most of them, which enables you to plan out your travel budget better. For more on Cosmos and Cosmos Lite, click here.

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