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    Tourist vs Traveler - what's the difference

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    Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu said, "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving."
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    The Grammar police will be along shortly to sort you out, your misspent youth is catching up on you.

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    ^ Elaborate, oh chic one...

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    Yes Apologies to the OP, didn't realise the Bastardisation of traveller was being used.

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    Either way'll work...

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    The only "travellers" I've met are middle class rich backpackers or theiving coonts tarmacking my drive

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    Are we there yet....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Are we there yet....??
    Ahh ... a confessing tourist ... focused on the destination, not the journey.*

    ... and thankfully, my kids haven't learnt that phrase ... yet.


    For me ... it's sort of shagging a beautiful woman ... 'arriving' is important ... but the 'journey' is the best bit.


    * In jest of course, Jeff, I know you believe the journey is more important.

    BTW, in the OP ... my bad ... it is, of course, 'travellers' ... despite what the spell-checker indicates ...
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

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    It's okay...Either one'll do...But Chico's first post had bad punctuation...Funny that...

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    Spoken proudly by an English man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
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    "The good traveller doesn't know where he is going.

    The great traveller doesn't know where he's been."

    Some Chinese dude said that shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    The Grammar police will be along shortly to sort you out, your misspent youth is catching up on you.
    Seems they both fly way over chico's head...

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    Seems to me a "tourist" is someone on a tour and a traveller is someone going somewhere.
    A tourist on a tour does not necessarily have to have a fixed itinerary and a traveller does not necessarily have to have a fixed destination.

    A holiday maker is someone on holiday.

    If the grammar police want a real howler, how about touristing as a noun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    The Grammar police will be along shortly to sort you out, your misspent youth is catching up on you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Why not find some homeless people and gave to them.
    Q.E.D.

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    a traveller is the stubbie you buy at the pub as you are leaving

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    a traveller is a tourist who hates other tourists; a tourist is traveller who hates other travellers.

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    tourists use wheels on their luggage

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    a traveller is the stubbie you buy at the pub as you are leaving
    ...and I thought that was a Roadie .

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    you don't get time tourists

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    A traveller is better at seeing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    a traveller is the stubbie you buy at the pub as you are leaving
    A traveller is when you "crack one" while riding in a bus/train/plane. All for no apparent reason...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu said, "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving."
    Surely this must be a misquote. Lao Tzu using the term: "good" while understanding at the deep essence and permeation of all things, good & bad cease to exist and the only constant is change(?)

    At any rate,...back in the modern age:

    "An undependable person with zero ability to handle responsibility has no fixed plans on holiday nor is intent upon arriving at his destination."


    Bob takes a 2 vaca. away from his cubicle.
    Arrives in Tahiti over the first weekend.

    ----------6 months later----------

    Office Zombie: "What the fuck Bob?...we didn't think you were ever coming back."

    Bob: "Who's sitting at my desk? You didn't save my position for me?"

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    A tourist is smiling as he or she gets on the plane, and a traveler looks like a 'dead man walking" to the execution chamber.

    There are 2 kinds of people; those who think flying is glamorous and cool and those who have done it too much.

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    Well, sure Bob. And then there's...

    Traveler vs tourist vs Biz traveler.

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    What makes the difference is where they go next.

    A tourist go back to his usual place of residence.

    A traveler has some place he left long time ago and where he may go back sometime in the future but it is definitively not where he's going in the foreseeable future.
    The things we regret most is the things we didn't do

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