1. They are brave
It takes courage to leave behind everything that you feel comfortable and safe with. As a traveller, you know that in order to make new discoveries and improvements, you need to have the courage to take a leap of faith: to take a chance on a new idea and to trust yourself to give that idea your best effort in order to survive and thrive.
2. They are problem solvers.
When you are out in a big, unfamiliar world, alone and without the security of everything you know and understand, challenging situations are bound to become part of the norm. Learning how make things work, to find the answers to problems or to communicate with people who can show you how becomes a way of life.
3. They can co-operate and collaborate and they are eager to learn.
Whilst you have the courage to set out to achieve a goal alone, as a traveller, you soon discover the importance of building a network of support. Teamwork becomes a way of life for passing strangers who know that sharing skills and knowledge is the way to get things done.
4. They discover a deep understanding and respect for other cultures.
Most of us look forward to our two weeks of annual holiday with sun sea and sand in a comfortable hotel where we just want to relax, eat in nice restaurants and enjoy some organised evening entertainment. There's nothing wrong with that, of course. However, as a serious traveller, you seek out locations off the beaten tourist path and have a desire to discover a different way of life, perhaps learning new languages along the way and most certainly acquiring a tolerance or even admiration for those who think and do things differently.
5. They are inspired
When you have a dream of exploring the world and have the pluck to broaden your horizons through travel, you probably believe in the almost impossible. Every great inventor, explorer or entrepreneur dreamed up ideas that people thought were crazy. The world, every community and every business needs people who believe in making dreams come true: people who set out to achieve their goals.