NEXTPEDITION From American Express Travel: What’s Your Travel Sign?
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By India-Jewel Jackson October 25, 2011
Calling all travel enthusiasts! Those of us in-the-know have found a cool new way to jetset, and we want you to join in on the globetrotting fun. Before you head over to Nextpedition.com to book your customized mystery trip, we've broken down all 20 possible personalities—click through and try to pinpoint what travel sign perfectly describes you. We're Poshaholics—and you?
What may be frightening to most, you deem incredibly intriguing. You aren't afraid to go in blind—for you, if it doesn't initially raise the hairs on the back of your neck, chill your spine, and set your pulse racing, why bother?
You're on a lifelong quest for eternal bliss and you're going to find it, one way or another. From visiting ashram's in India to seeking out your guru in Bali, you know that happiness is out there. And you don't mind hopping on a flight to find it.
The world is your oyster and your 15 minutes of fame are right around the corner—you can feel it. And you're prepared—you've got the perfect photo pose down pat and you're always dressed to kill. People can't help stopping and staring. You know it, you love it.
Can't visit the loo without your iPhone? Have a conniption if your BlackBerry loses its signal? Miss important meetings if your reminder fails to pop up? Use your smartphone for EVERYTHING? Yeah, this one's perfect for you.
Perfect for those who prefer to bop around off the beaten path. When in Paris, you'll pass up the Eiffel Tower. When in London, Big Ben won't make your must-see list. And when in New York, you prefer to glance down at the Statue of Liberty while your plane is descending into JFK.
When everyone else is waking up, you're just getting home. Out all night for you means out ALL night. You're clued in to the hippest after-after-hours spots and the graveyard shift staff at your local 24-hour diner knows your order by heart. For you, the fun begins when everyone else's day ends.
If text messages sent to you often start with 'What country are you in now?!', you're all over this one. There's only one way to describe your last few vacations: Epic expeditions. Simply put—if you aren't off the grid, you aren't happy.
You've sipped the finest cognac in all of France and you've spotted the Dalai Lama at a temple in India. And of course you'll tell anyone who'll listen, as you thoroughly enjoy all things culture as much as you enjoy sharing your experiences with others. Hey—being a know-it-all isn't half bad.
'Hello, my name is... and I'm a shop-a-holic'. If you've ever uttered that sentence once or twice before, raise your hand. Looking less than your best isn't an option for you—you've got shopping down to a science, and lapping the mall will forever be your cardio of choice.
You have an all-access pass to what's hip and hot in music and you're not afraid to use it. Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza? Been there, done that. In fact, you do it every single year. All the better if you're barefoot.
You've circled the globe more times than you can count and you're counting the minutes until you venture off again. Everyone comes to you when they want to know the inside track on any given location. You know a little bit about everything, and are thrilled to travel and learn a little bit more. Why? Because wikipedia has absolutely nothing on you.
Rock climbing? Eh, you've been doing that since you were a little tyke. Your current sport of choice? Bull riding. Or cave diving. Or heli-skiing. Or base jumping. For you, the crazier, the better.
You're right at home with a patch of grass under your feet and fresh air filling your lungs. The forest is your friend and GPS doesn't interest you, as you prefer to wander around while following the stars. And you're not worried—you'll find your way back, eventually.
Saying you enjoy the finer things in life would be an incredible understatement. In fact, everything you own is designer, right down to your Missoni blanket, Vivienne Tam HP laptop, and Tiffany key ring. Put it this way—if it isn't high-class, it simply isn't for you.
Have a day off? You already know you'll spend it exploring the great outdoors. Daring activities are your hobbies—hot air ballooning, horseback riding, skydiving, ziplining, and hang gliding are to you what shoe shopping was to Carrie. It's time to try something new.
If there isn't a list you can't get on, and everyone wants to roll with you, this one's for you. Know every bouncer in town by first name? At the hottest party every night? Never (ever!) wait in line—anywhere? When you hit the streets, you hit it hard—three spots a night, on a slow night, that is.
Delicious fine fare gets you going, and if it's new cuisine, all the better. Your palate is unparalleled—everyone comes to you when they want new restaurant recommendations. You even tell them what dish they have to try.
You know exactly who you are—when it comes to the latest and greatest in technology, you're all over it. In fact—you're all over it WELL before the rest of us are. Not LCD? Not interested.
By the time it's new and hot to everyone else, you're already on to the next one. You keep up with everything that's current, and you have an uncanny knack for predicting what'll hit next. While everyone is booking flights to Dubai and Croatia, you'll be jetting off to [insert cool up-and-coming locale here].
Your laidback mentality transcends every aspect of your life. It takes a lot to sour your spirit, and you make sure that all that surrounds you is in line with your laissez-faire lifestyle. Easy does it has always been (and will always be) your M.O.
Calling all travel enthusiasts! Those of us in-the-know have found a cool new way to jetset, and we want you to join in on the globetrotting fun. Before you head over to Nextpedition.com to book your customized mystery trip, we've broken down all 20 possible personalities—click through and try to pinpoint what travel sign perfectly describes you. We're Poshaholics—and you?Read More ↓