IHG Rewards Club says my traveler type is local connoisseur. You can check out your traveler type too by answering several questions about your travel preferences at www.ihg.com/rewardingexperiences.
I am a local connoisseur according to my IHG quiz answers. I agree with that type. My toughest choice was whether to say I was born to ride in an electric car or bus. A hot air balloon is my true travel transportation desire. One of these days, maybe, but that is not really a practical Point A to Point B type of travel.
I chose electric car since that is my aspiration. The bus is much more my personal experience though. I have seen a lot of the UK and Ireland and the USA by bus.
And I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus
Rollin’ down Highway 41
Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man
Tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best I can
When it’s time for leavin’, I hope you’ll understand
That I was born a ramblin’ man
Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin’ Man Lyrics
My mother had the comfort of a hospital. I did travel many thousands of miles in cars as a child. And many thousands of miles in busses as a teenager.
The quiz item I could most relate to is I’d walk a mile for….. a view. I have logged in thousands of miles on my feet for the views.
Air travel sure cuts the time to reach different places. Once I am there, I want to meet local people and the local wildlife and imagine what it would be like to live locally.
After 24 years of travel and living in other places, I came back to my home base of Monterey in 2001. It feels good to be connected to a place.
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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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