She spends her weekends jetting around Europe, her holidays trekking through Uganda in search of gorillas, volunteering in a school in Ghana or lying on a beach in Sri Lanka. She spends her evenings reading travel books, watching travel movies or following travel bloggers on Twitter. She might appear to be independent and solitarily happy but, in reality, she would really like that perfect companion to be able to enjoy all of these things with.
She is inquisitive, curious, and intelligent; after all travel is the best form of education. She can talk for hours about her travel tales and with her passion and enthusiasm, you will never get bored. She is open minded, flexible and adaptable; if she can pee in a squat toilet in Vietnam or stay in a hostel with dozens of unwashed backpackers in New Zealand, tolerating your untidy bedroom is a piece of cake.
She has watched the sunrise over Angkor Wat, watched elephants in the wild in Kenya and dipped her feet into the top of Niagara Falls. A girl that travels knows how to appreciate the beauty in this world. She never loses site of the good things in life. She will be ever appreciative of those little notes you leave her when you go to work or the ‘I’m thinking of you’ texts you send her with nothing but a kiss.
A girl that travels never gets bored, in fact quite the opposite-there are not enough hours in the day! She recognises every opportunity for fun, excitement and adventure! Keen to experience new and unusual things, whether home or abroad, she wants to take you along with her. From skydives, to mountain trekking to volunteering to build houses in Ethiopia, her sense of adventure is limitless and you will never get bored with her!
She doesn’t want expensive gifts. She doesn’t want three wardrobes and dozens of pairs of shoes. She is not materialistic. There is no need to spend lots of money on a girl that travels, rather buy her some incense sticks to remind her of the smells of Bali or some Milo hot chocolate to bring back the tastes of Australia. Or better still, take a nice picture of you and her travelling and frame it, she will appreciate that so much more than a new necklace.
She can look good, beautiful even, and on occasion she will dress up for you. But she is most comfortable in her vest top and shorts, hair tied back and freckles prominently sitting across her nose. Her hair is bleached from the sun and skin tanned and freckly. She sports numerous tatty looking bracelets around her ankles and wrists that she has collected from across the world. She is a traveller and she is beautiful.
She is happy and enthusiastic, loving and giving. She may be away a lot, but she will never forget you. You might not hear from her in days, but she writes about how she misses you in her diary, she tells the backpackers in her room all about how wonderful you are, she thinks of you before she goes to sleep. She will try her best to get to a place with wifi, so that she can send you that whatsapp message or call you on Skype. She misses you.
She won’t mind if you’re running late for a date, because she realises that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. Heck, after travelling in India, she knows that ‘tomorrow’ is a perfectly fine time to get things done. Life is no rush, it’s often the slower, simpler pace of life that is more enjoyable, she won’t rush you, so don’t rush her.
So is she worth it? She most definitely is! She might seem a challenge to pin down, or to arrange a date with, but if she likes you, she will pull out all the stops to make sure it happens. A girl that travels has seen so many places and met so many people, so if she likes you, you should grab the opportunity with both hands! She has dated the romantic Parisian, the fun-loving Australian and the sensual Brazilian, so if she has chosen you, there must be something special there! Don’t let your insecurities or jealousies get in the way, if she likes you, she will always come home to you and, for once, she might even look forward to coming home too.
Travelling is a journey of self discovery; often learning as much about yourself as you do about the destinations you are visiting. She loves to travel, but if you play your cards right, she just might love you that little bit more. And perhaps that next romantic Goan sunset can be admired by you both… Date a girl that travels and your life will never be the same again.