I have this new friend in my life who teasingly refers to me as Type A. If I’m being honest, I’ve been a little bit
You may not consider yourself a Trekky but you identify with the tagline…To go where no man has gone before. That beaten path that everyone is trying to get off, well you wield a machete when you travel. You forge new roads; you rarely follow them.The word solivagant was created with you in mind – a sole wanderer because you travel best when you travel alone. It’s not that you don’t like to travel with people, but few share your fearless passion for going off the grid.
You are comfortable in your own company and easily immerse yourself with the cultures you visit. You share a lot of similarities with the Photog, but for you, it’s less about capturing the perfect image for Nat Geo as it is to be able to narrate the dialogue behind the image. As such, Allocentrics tend to be gifted writers and storytellers. You tend to travel lightly because you never know what awaits you around the next corner and you never want to miss an opportunity because your gear is bogging your down. Speaking of gear, yours will be the one on the baggage carousel with all the dents and scratches. Like a prize fighter, you parade them like the scars of battle.
Allocentrics can be spiritual, but not always. More importantly, you tend to repudiate religion. You don’t like labels of any kind as you feel it closes you off from possibilities. You are the most likely to be a featured writer in “The Woman Alone: Travel Tales From Around the Globe” by Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick and Christina Henry de Tassen. And if you haven’t read it already, try “Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Solo Female Travel” by Julia Dimon.
Because the Allocentric travels best with either the Photog or the Stamp Collector.
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I’m Diane Molzan, founder of the Digital Travel Academy
I’m a traveller just like you. My travel style is Allocentric but truthfully, I’m probably a mix of all of the travel styles – depending on the moon, the tides and whatever hormonal shifts are going on with me at the moment.
I started the Digital Travel Academy to show other travellers how they can build a career out of doing what they love most – travelling. I’ll be sharing all my insider tricks and tips. And if I come across a great industry deal, I’ll give you the scoop on that too.
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In the meantime, I am building a course that offers a step-by-step guide that will show you how to start your own travel business and make good money at it. More details on that to follow but for now, let’s keep in touch.
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Until next time, safe travels!
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