5 Questions Long-Term Travelers Hate

Many people believe that long-term travelers are generally excellent. They may appear meek when engaging other people. But don’t let this fool you. Some questions will likely annoy most long-term travelers and attract a hostile reaction. While you may be genuinely interested in understanding some things from long-term travelers, avoid these five questions they hate.

Don’t You Have Anything Else To Do?

This question will annoy most long-term travelers for the mere fact that it appears disparaging. The question implies that long-term traveling is not a serious thing, and hence, those involved are idle. And it doesn’t please most long-term travelers.

How Many Countries/Places Have You Visited?

This question may annoy a long-term traveler based on the context. A person who is conversant with traveling and even probably has been to multiple countries may be asking this question as a way to weigh one another. The long-term traveler may read it as “do you think you have traveled to more places than me?”

When Are You Settling Down?

This question annoys the long-term traveler because it implies they are not serious about life. Settling down may mean getting married and starting a family. However, a long-term traveler can still create a family and have a family while still traveling. The love for long-term traveling may be a shared hobby for the family.

Can’t You Get A Real Job?

Don’t ask a long-term traveler this question if you don’t want a hostile response. This question implies that long-term travelers do not have real jobs or careers, which is not the case. Some are teachers, gig workers, and even travel bloggers. These are real jobs.

Don’t You Think Long-Term Traveling Is Being Mean To Your Family?

Issues to do with family raise emotions, and you should try to avoid them when asking questions. Long-term travelers have families they love and care for, and asking them this question implies that they don’t value their families enough, which is not the case.

Take Away

Be careful when asking questions to long-term travelers. Consider the context and be reasonable always.