What's the difference between a tourist and a traveller? Holidify, a company catering to people wishing to visit India, just released a series of simple images illustrating their interpretation of this question. Spoiler alert! If you like to stay in hotels and own a selfie stick, you're probably a tourist!

What do you think of this comparison? Do you agree? Vote on the best image below, or add your opinion in the comments section!

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ZsófiaPáll
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5 years ago

one doesn't necessarily exclude the other :)

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PromiseCadet
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5 years ago

i like to visit rare and unreachable places

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EdSheeranIsBae
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5 years ago

Pfft I'm a Traveller and I always hang out with other people :L

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KellyHuang
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5 years ago

actually I would probably do both

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JaroS
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5 years ago

Looks like our traveler is missing a tripod (according to #1) :P

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ChristineMcQuery
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5 years ago

It's the difference between cheap generic crap that's pushed onto out of towners versus buying a momento that captures the essence of the memory.

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AutumnBomb
Community Member
5 years ago

You can be a traveler and do both of these things. Taking a cab in a foreign place is an adventure too!

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MelissaG
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5 years ago

All of these assume that travellers are outdoorsy.

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AutumnBomb
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5 years ago

It just depends...

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MelissaG
Community Member
5 years ago

That's illegal in America.

BronwenScott
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow. Hitchhiking is illegal in America? I always considered hitching an informal method of carpooling . . .

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LucianaAguzzoli
Community Member
5 years ago

Silly, very silly post... After visiting over 35 countries and living abroad for over 4 years in 3 different countries I've learned one thing: travellers don't judge people, they don't categorise or patronize them. Very silly post!

fredericeeckman
Community Member
5 years ago

Amen to that... It feels like this article was just written to "glorify" the traveller who wrote it. It reminds me of hipsters, keeping on listening to music nobody EVER heard, spraying their science about everything (especially when nobody asked them), and pretending so hard that they are so not mainstream (when hipsters WAS a fashion thing). Tanks god, people like you show what a real traveller is.

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CindyPiper
Community Member
5 years ago

You forgot the image of the hitchhiker getting kidnapped.

JessicaTichy
Community Member
5 years ago

My boyfriend and I hitched from Ny to Cali. All good experiences. But instead of sticking our thumbs out on the side of the road we would chat with people at gas stations, then ask for a ride if the vibe was right.

MariaJose
Community Member
5 years ago

Are all travellers penniless?

NargesMdm
Community Member
5 years ago

RIP traveler!

DanielStrange
Community Member
5 years ago

.... that can get you killed in Australia, anyone hear of wolf creek?

MelissaG
Community Member
5 years ago

Okay, yes, I apologize, I meant USA - it's a habit for those of us from the U.S. to just say "American". I didn't mean any offense. It's illegal in almost all states, probably because it's potentially so dangerous. http://www.hitchhiker.50megs.com/custom.html

SaschaWalton
Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks for correcting that usa/america confusion. 'Potentially so dangerous..' All my hitchhiking experiences were good ones. I think states/ countries should let people decide what they want to do.

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deep rana
Community Member
1 year ago

I like this article. Thanks for sharing the content and such nice information. I hope you will share some more content and inform us. Best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park

Aracely Moran
Community Member
5 years ago

Well, if you're a woman.. alone.. say somewhere in El Salvador (my country), India, Jordan... etc I wouldn't recommend you hitchhiking... lol. You can still be a traveler stay in a hotel, hostel, sleep in an actual bed and not be among the crowds on foreigners.

Caïus-cassius Clay
Community Member
5 years ago

WTF? this is illegal in usa? i know why i think it's a sick country now.

Júlia Schulz
Community Member
5 years ago

That's suicide in Brazil

GinoArduini
Community Member
5 years ago

and fun everywhere else...

DougFresh
Community Member
5 years ago

This just goes for life in general. Go and do things your way. Not how everyone else does.

AnnariDuPlessis
Community Member
5 years ago

It's too dangerous

PaolasmARTraveller
Community Member
5 years ago

misrepresentation

JayneMajor
Community Member
5 years ago

Not to mention downright dangerous in some countries

ChrisEstrada
Community Member
5 years ago

Wait till you ass is picked up by rapest lets see how well hitch hiking goes

SusanMoore
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe fifty years ago hitching was save, now no matter where you are do not do it.

AnaSavanovic
Community Member
5 years ago

I am rider & traveller

GustavoMendiolaza
Community Member
5 years ago

And that is how the traveller got butt raped and left for dead on the side of a Columbian dirt road.

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ToddRainer
Community Member
5 years ago

Nope, nope, nope... Bed. Then Restaurants.

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RyanPhung
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5 years ago

Actually #2 is a tourist. Who would come to India to do parachuting? :-/

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IweMuiser
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5 years ago

Oh, it's a commercial

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