What is Your Traveler Type? Find out at IHG Rewarding Experiences

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

IHG Local Connoisseur

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.

Rocky Mountain NP

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, July 2013

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.

What is your traveler type? Find out at IHG Rewarding Experiences.


Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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  1. Hey, I’m a local connoisseur too so I can confidently say you must be one cool guy!

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