What do you think is the Difference Between a Traveler and a Tourist? What do you think what is the difference between a traveller and a tourist? Which type are you? For me: A traveller sees what they see, A tourist sees what they went to see. solved 0 Travel Monica Brekke 5 Answers 2675 views 15 Travel Tips Answers ( 5 ) Rasheed Jast 11 Reply The only difference is tourists are short on time, whilst travelers are away for extended periods. I have learned in 15 years of travel that stereotyping in terms of budget is total bollocks – many tourists have tight budgets and many travelers have money. If you only stay in $1 a night hostels, then you will only meet people with similar priorities – upgrade and downgrade your “usual” accommodation every once in a while so you can burst your bubble and meet some really interesting people who you wouldn’t usually bump into. Best answer Dinesh Tara 3 Reply There is a gradual progression from being a tourist to a traveler. Everyone follows the same path. It’s like understanding religion. First, you practice it just superficially or just to experience what is it. Gradually you understand and reject unimportant things and one fine day you do understand some part. Same goes for traveling. You can’t ever fully understand it, just that little bit. Virgie Schmidt 2 Reply 1. None. You can call yourself whatever you want for patting yourself on the back and being “better than everyone else”. 2. I’m Mr. mcHawaiishots, cause I wear stupid looking shorts when I’m on a trip. Dora Kiehn 1 Reply Tourists usually have shorted holidays and they can afford to waste money on stupid things, travelers go for a long time and sometimes think about what to spend money on. Those on a budget are travelers (walking), and those who have money are tourists (being driven). I have to say that as a traveler I have less money and smell more than a tourist. ???? Abigayle Fahey 1 Reply Tourists go on vacations to get away from daily chores… A traveler’s daily chore is to get away… 😉 Traveler = An obsession to explore the world, this is a career for them. Tourist = Take time off work to go on holidays to relax and let go of all the stress. Related QuestionsHow to Treat Sunburn Blisters caused by Traveling out in Sunlight whole day?Phone in the Mountains? Yes or No? If Yes, then Which One? Leave an answer Name* E-Mail* Answer* Click here to cancel reply. Receive Email Notifications? no, do not subscribe yes, replies to my answer yes, all answers/replies instantly hourly digest daily digest weekly digest Click the camera icon to upload an image to your answer. You can upload one image with JPG, GIF or PNG extension and Maximum size of file cannot be more than 2 MB. If you want to add multiple images, paste the direct URLs of images in the answer box. Related questions How to Save Money for Long-Term Travels and During a Journey? How Much Carry on Luggage Weight Air Asia Allows in International Flights? Which Credit Card to Use in South East Asia by a UK Traveller? How to Treat Sunburn Blisters caused by Traveling out in Sunlight whole day? Phone in the Mountains? Yes or No? If Yes, then Which One?