14 Ways to Spot a Frequent Traveler

3. They Know Phrases in Many Languages

Although frequent travelers know they can probably get by with English anywhere in the world, they always make an effort to learn the basics of the local language. In that way, they can create a deeper bond with the local population.

As soon as they set foot in the new country, they try to learn how to order food, introduce themselves, and most importantly, how to say “please” and “thank you.” More often than not, they fall in love with the language and decide to really learn it.

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4. They Pack Smartly

You’ll rarely see a frequent traveler carrying a massive backpack struggling with its weight. In fact, you might even think they’re a local as it seems they’re not carrying anything, just a small unassuming rucksack.

They know that nowadays it’s possible to find any item they might need in any major capital, so there’s no point in carrying it around everywhere. They know how to travel light, taking only the essentials and versatile quick-drying clothes.

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5. They Have Crazy Stories to Tell

Travel in itself creates the ideal environment for funny stories to happen. Sometimes, you just need to take one wrong bus or order the wrong dish in a restaurant to unleash a sequence of unfortunate events.

Most of the crazy stories you only see in movies tend to be part of the day-to-day life of the frequent traveler. They might talk about a near miss on the Bolivian death road, the time they got scammed in Cambodia, or when they were super sick in India and felt like dying.

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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.