Welcome to The World Greatest Travelers™
The Serious Travelers Manifesto: an anti-tourist philospohy

Who are serious travelers?
►serious travelers know that travel is a privilege of a gifted few—to be fully and thoughtfully enjoyed...
►serious travelers make each trip a true adventure of the mind, not just a vacation...
►serious travelers seek out authentic experiences and human interaction...
►serious travelers have been around the block a few times…
►serious travelers get off the beaten path to where few brave to wander…
►serious travelers seek out active and participatory sight-doing experiences, not just passive sightseeing experiences…
►serious travelers avoid cynical pre-packaged tourism that leaves nothing to chance…
►serious travelers are the contrarian travelers…
►serious travelers believe in trusting strangers in strange lands—instead of being scared of foreigners and their ideas, and isolated from locals on a cruise ships or tours…
►serious traveler make travel more meaningful, more participatory, more enlightening, more about giving and sharing with others…
►serious travelers are always thoughtful and curious…
►serious travelers know that travel opens minds, not just doors…
►serious travelers know travel challenges your daily default mode assumptions…
►serious travelers know that experience have emotional longevity…
►serious travelers know that no one country has a monopoly on good ideas…
►serious travelers know that witnessing poverty and mass misery are not forms of entertianment...
►serious travelers know that awareness is the best antidote to small-mindedness and ignorance…
►serious travelers know that the worst travel advice is to make sure that you plan everything before leaving…
►serious travelers know that there is no such thing as a boring place—only boring travelers…
►serious travelers have the following traits: they are adaptable to any situation, alert to their social environment, cooperative, dependable, energetic, persistent, tolerant of stress, willing to assume responsibility, are above-average intelligence, have a tolerance of ambiguity, are risk-taking, have self-confidence, enjoy intrinsic motivations, are ambitious, are cognitively flexible, and are first-rate observers…
►serious travelers have the following skill-sets: they are clever problem-solvers, are conceptually skilled, creative, diplomatic and tactful, have unique analytical abilities, are organized, and are socially skilled…
►serious travelers are not always seeking out of new and improved experiences—sometimes the tried and true of human interaction, albeit exotic, are enough…
►serious travelers know that traveling is so much more than just hanging at a beach resort, or sitting on a cruise ship stuffing yourself at the midnight buffet…
►serious travelers are the anti-Carnival cruise crowd…
►serious travelers sometimes get their best travel destination ideas from the State Department's travel warning list…
►serious travelers are travel addicts—who always need another fix…
►serious travelers know that regrets mostly come from not doing what you really wanted to do…
►serious travelers know that life is not no dress rehearsal, that it is short and that these are the good old days—they spend them wisely—they go and have fun…

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