Many people travel  around the World nowadays. Everyone wants to see some interesting places, take a rest and obviously to have a good time. I am a person who is aimed at visiting many new places. Frankly speaking my personality is a type of traveller who wants to discover as much as possible. Anyway I don’t want to describe myself here but the types of trips which are exist and you may not be aware. However this is my point of view only thus I named those of types on my own. You will get my point, because you have the same like me and many other people.

  1. The thread

     When you are planning and doing the trip e.g. sightseeing trip or scouting trip where place of your deprture is different than place of finish your journey, beside you are finishing your trip far away from the place when you started then your trip has a thread type. To clarify my point let’s give some examples. 2 years ago I went to Morroco. I landed in Marrakech, which was my first port of call. After taking a sightseeing of this beautiful city I went towards the Atlas Mountains and next into Sahara desert to Oazarzate. During the next days I was going through Sahara to El Rachidia from where I took the bus to Fez. After Fez I was admiring the beautiful Meknes old town. Finally I departed from Rabat. When I saw the shape of my journey it was as a thread because I arrived to Marrakesh, next beaten a several hundreds kilometers to Rabat.  I had been changing my place day by day (pic.1).

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Pic.1 My trip to Morocco, a thread shape.

     2. The loop

     This type of trip may happen when your place of arriving and departure is the same. Are you doing  20 or 1000 km during your journey?  Doesn’t matter. Your place of commencement and the end is the same. Today you can buy a flight to another part of the World. Many flight discounts offers you a round trip to another remote place but this is mainly one place which may create your entire journey. Refers to my case in the last year I went to Tenerife. The Tenerife South Airport (TFS) was the commencement and finish of my loop. I landed there and after one week I returned from there. During this week I was sightseeing the Island doing kind of the loop (pic.2).

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Pic.2 My trip to Tenerife looks like a loop.

     3. The flower

     This is the most convenient kind of trip. The middle of your flower is the place your entire staying. The petals are your daily trips which you are doing during your staying. On top of that you can adjust the kind of your inner trip to the weather e.g. when is sunny you can go to the mountains but when is raining you will be able to sightseeing the city where you will find many landmarks with an option to get inside. In my case it was a Mallorca, when I have been to a couple months before. Because it was autumn the weather forecast wasn’t good. I took the best moment to go to the Sierra De Tramuntana mountains. In the next days the weather was horrible so I was visiting a picturesque towns. Very important thing to make your trip in the flower mode is to try to find as best connection hub as possible. In my case it was a Palma de Mallorca from where I could go everywhere into the Island. Usually a big cities gives you a big opportunity to travel in every direction.When you rent the car there is no problem even in the small town (pic.3).

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Pic.3 My trip to Mallorca, looks like flower. Main place of staying was Palma de Mallorca, from where I could take a daily trips towards each direction.

     4. The spot

     This method refers to people who prefer to take a rest. Some of tourists prefer to go to one place only, stay there for a long time and alternatively doing some short walks around. The best example here is e.g. a last minute offer from a tourist agency to Costa del Sol all inclusive. You have the accommodation there and as usual there is no other trips provided. You can take a rest for entire staying.

     5. Irregural type

     Your trip may have a totally different shape also. You can stay in 1 hotel for 3 nights, doing local trips and next you can go somewhere far away to do sightseeing or eventually depart from there. Then your trip will have an irregular type because first three days will looks somewhat like a flower but next days like a thread. There are many examples to describe this type of journey depends what kind of itinerary do you have.

Mariusz Krukar

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