My Travel Personality. Well… Personalities!

I always thought I knew what my travel personality was.

Backpack. Night bus. Dorm rooms. Wristbands. Hair wraps.

The first blog I started up was called ‘my life in a rucksack’, and I endeavoured to represent the name as best I could. I managed to work and travel my way around a large part of Australia, living full time in hostel dorms for the majority. My trusty backpack was my friend and I planned to keep it that way.

But then my travel plans halted. I fell in love with the first country I visited (and subsequently a dashing Kiwi bloke) staying rooted to one spot for an extended time. Quite happily, I might add, but my days of happily being your stereotypical backpacker were over.

In my time living in Cairns I’ve grown up a little, and become accustomed to some of the nicer things in life. Like clean underwear and wine that doesn’t come from a box.

As a result the identity I’d crafted for myself as a traveller doesn’t quite fit anymore. Some parts still do of course, but I’ve evolved a little bit too. Surely you can travel the world with multiple personalities? Don’t shoehorn me inside a box (my bum wouldn’t fit anyway).

Having time to grow up between trips has made me realise that I want the best of both worlds. If there’s the offer of a night staying in a luxury apartment on a tropical island paradise then hell yes please. However I’m just as happy to go camping or to sleep on the deck of a boat. And that’s a good thing.


Don’t turn up your nose at an experience simply because you feel like it is a trip you wouldn’t enjoy. Create a character, someone you wouldn’t usually be.Travel is about leaving your comfort zone and trying on a new personality for size is part of that.

A huge fan of roughing it? Maybe you’d be surprised at how much you’d enjoy a luxurious city break. Convinced you hate camping? Watching the sun rise with a dingo on Fraser Island may well change that.

Embrace every travel personality that you can, because each one will lead you towards a different experience.

And at the very least, you’ll have a new story to tell.


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  • Reply Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Flexibility is definiteiy key to so many things in life – even I would brave camping again if it means watching the sun rise with a dingo!

    July 7, 2015 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply Cheskie

      Camping isn’t so bad! Especially in unique places like Fraser Island.

      July 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Sarah Louise

    These pictures are so beautiful and I would love to be able to swim with turtles! I totally agree with you that you can have different personalities depending on where you are travelling too and what you want to do whilest you are away! xx

    July 8, 2015 at 5:28 am
    • Reply Cheskie

      Thank you! Swimming with turtles is pretty amazing 🙂 xx

      July 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply casacaudill

    Okay, I have to know where that first picture was taken and then book a flight there immediately.

    August 8, 2015 at 6:40 am
    • Reply Cheskie

      It’s a place called Michaelmas Cay and you can do boat trips there from Cairns! Check out my post about sand cays, they are insanely beautiful!

      August 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

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