Could you handle travelling all by yourself, or are you more of a luxurious kind of lad or lassie? Are you more likely to hit up hostels or hotels, plan your trip down to the airport food you’ll eat, or prefer to keep things more casual? Take this certified* quiz and find out.
1. When you’re watching a movie, you prefer:
- To be fully immersed – no distractions and certainly no talking. It’s just you and the screen.
- Being told the back-story of the movie’s production values, or about a particular actor and discussing how the story seems to be panning out.
- Popcorn and holding/snuggling up with someone.
- It doesn’t bother me as long as it’s Gold Class.
2. You’ve got a whole free weekend ahead of you. What do you do?
- No plan’s better than any plan. Let’s just start wandering and see what happens.
- You call a friend and ask them what they are up to and then tag along with them for the entire weekend.
- Discuss it with my partner. It’s all about compromise.
- I never have a free weekend. There’s always some gallery opening or brunch to attend.
3. Your drink of choice is:
- Whatever’s cheapest
- A wine recommended to me
- Any type of cocktail
- Champagne, only the finest of course
4. You’re sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. You:
- Soak up its beauty undisturbed until a man tries to sell you an ‘authentic’ Louis Vuitton bag.
- You take a bunch of selfies with your crew with your takeaway croissants.
- Toast your significant other (SO) and kiss the croissant crumbs from their lips.
- Clink your glass and munch of cheese with the city’s elite while cruising down the Seine.
5. You’re on board a train. Where do you sit?
- I try and find a spare seat where I don’t have to sit next to anyone, but I’m just happy to find anywhere to sit.
- As long as I’m sitting next to my friends, it doesn’t matter.
- I’ll sit on my SO’s lap if it’s crowded, otherwise we try and find two seats with no one around.
- I only travel first class with reserved seating.
How did you score? What travel style suits you best?
Mostly As: Solo traveller
You are a consummate traveller and you don’t care how you do it: alone or with company. The whole point is that you are on the road, learning new things about people and the places you are visiting. It’s not all fun doing it alone though (see Eiffel Tower example), so next time you travel, why not ask a friend and get a whole new travel experience?
Mostly Bs: As someone’s guest or on a guided tour
You prefer not to have to make all the big decisions and like to know that someone else is in control. You enjoy company and meeting new people, although your primary concern is feeling safe and secure. It’s nice to know someone has your back, but why not try striking up a conversation with someone outside your group? You might just meet a person worthy of joining the crew.
Mostly Cs: With your partner
Travel for you is all about experiencing a new place with your favourite person. It’s about sharing the new moments, relaxing together, and making memories you can share with your kids. Travelling with someone you love is beautiful, but make sure you make some time for you. Maybe carve out a day where you both take 5 hours to do something alone and then come back together to share what you did. It’ll feel like falling in love all over again.
Mostly Ds: Luxury travel
It doesn’t really matter to you where you travel as much as it matters how you travel. For you, it’s about plush hotel bed sheets, concierge service, first class, high-speed trains, infinity pools and not wanting for anything. We all want those kinds of trips for ourselves, but why not consider making your next trip about nature? Whether it’s a daylong hike finished with 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton or glamping, it’s luxury to sit and actually absorb your beautiful nature surrounds. Take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes and you’ll find the best masseur. Hike to the top of a mountain and you’ll find the freshest water. Some of the best things in life really are free.
*Certifed by Me’anda after years of research in the field, conducting laboratory experiments, conducting extensive surveys, and culminating with sitting in a park during a glorious day in Spain and putting pen to paper.