Do travel writers get laid more than the average person?

The life of a travel writer is a dream job to the outsiders while travel writers themselves may not think much of it. Most travel writers may have heard people say to them “Wow, that is so cool! So which countries have you been to?” as they widen their eyes in excitement. Not that kind of excitement (yet), that comes after I talk about my (heavily dramatized) travels around the world which leads to getting creative at the hostel. What makes a travel writer different from a cubicle corporate dweller in the sense of attraction? What’s with the attention? 2nd generation porn star? I wish.

The Stories

While I do feel sometimes I could be talking too much and I usually try to limit my stories so it doesn’t seem like I’m showing off, they always want to hear more. Having something to talk about takes away the boredom that perhaps a person with an office job may have. I can’t imagine someone getting a kick out of talking about coffee from their office.  Depending on the story you tell, it can create the type of personality you have and lead to wanting to know more about you. Talk about your volunteer work in Africa and you may have instantly turned on the switch to more talking as oppose to talking about coffee.

Travelers are generally easier to talk to

Especially backpackers, travel writers are easy to talk to. Staying in numerous hostels, hotels, tours, guest houses, meeting hundreds of people, and going to countless parties, you start to build stronger social skills which are essential on the road. Have you ever heard of a travel writer that doesn’t talk to people? With no fear to approach anyone from locals to tourist, this gets used even at home picking up any random conversation in any given situation to just about anyone. Shyness is just out the window as a travel writer.

More laid back

Things go wrong on the road and they happen often. Most of the time, when things to go wrong – there’s nothing we can do but to just continue to move forward and make the best of it. The ‘no complaining and whining’ attitude shows and people find it much more attractive if you show a positive one. Travelers can improvise the most amazing situations due to their natural relaxed state.

Happier

Personally, I have never met a travel writer that has said “I hate my job. I’m getting paid to travel all of Europe for a year and can’t wait till it’s over.” There are much more lucrative jobs than travel writing so were certainly not in it for the money. Does it provide happiness to me? It certainly does even knowing that I will likely never be rich being a travel writer. A smile goes a long way in the laws of attraction.

Fun, Adventurous, and Exciting

Travel writers are usually naturally adventurous willing to try new things just to get something good to write about. The attraction in this is the eternal youth state of mind. No matter the age, travel writers are out seeking something fun and exciting to do and share it with the rest of the world. Who wouldn’t want to be in bed with someone adventurous?

Exotic Lifestyle

How many travel writers do you really know making a living out of it? Likely not many, that is if you’re not a travel writer yourself. It’s more then just a career for many us because its also how we live. The out of the norm lifestyle can be seen as an attraction because to many it’s like winning at the game Life. Doing what just makes us happy and nothing stopping us. It’s an easy target for someone to look up to.

Career change anyone? Though I did create this for some humor, it does question if travel writers really are more interesting to talk to which in turn could be more attractive. It would be interesting if someone would perhaps do a study on this subject. Remember, if a hotel ever gives you any problems (Like when the maid knocks at your door for no apparent reason)  just say “Hey do you have any idea who I am? I’m a travel blogger.”  – well that may not actually work.

What’s your opinion? Do travel writers get the attention that leads to bed? Or are corporate well-to-do home owners getting more action? And the biggest question of the minute century, why?

As a side note: This whole thing is merely a joke. Don’t take this too serious.

52 Comments

  1. Chris Christensen on July 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I suspect that being married makes my view of this a bit different.

    • Michael on July 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      Haha well then that’s a another story. Though travel could keep us interesting even while already in a relationship. Of course, it takes more then just travel to make a person interesting.

  2. chris2x on July 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    I suspect that being married makes my view of this a bit different.

    • Michael on July 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Haha well then that’s a another story. Though travel could keep us interesting even while already in a relationship. Of course, it takes more then just travel to make a person interesting.

  3. backpackingmatt on July 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Being in a long term relationship, I couldn’t necessarily speak from personal experience! I would say, as a whole, we’re generally much easier to get along with than your average 9 – 5er. Travelers in general are better accustomed to socializing.

  4. backpackingmatt on July 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Being in a long term relationship, I couldn’t necessarily speak from personal experience! I would say, as a whole, we’re generally much easier to get along with than your average 9 – 5er. Travelers in general are better accustomed to socializing.

  5. BigRedHerb on July 1, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Are travel writers who have “hopes” more likely to have spelling disabilities?

    • Michael on July 1, 2010 at 11:14 pm

      Super awesome. Found it. The amazing and new editing ability of internet blogging wins yet again. Technology is just crazy these days. Thanks for letting me know!

  6. BigRedHerb on July 1, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Are travel writers who have “hopes” more likely to have spelling disabilities?

    • Michael on July 2, 2010 at 12:14 am

      Super awesome. Found it. The amazing and new editing ability of internet blogging wins yet again. Technology is just crazy these days. Thanks for letting me know!

  7. Ant Stone on July 2, 2010 at 6:56 am

    In my opinion, travelling (or writing) doesn’t make an individual anything special, and for anyone to believe it makes a jot of difference to their sex appeal is quite hilarious!

    I’m the same guy I was while working in an office for seven years, as I have been for the passed three years travelling. No difference whatsoever in terms of the way I approach, or the way I perceive I’m approached.

    In fact, if anything, these generalisations scream of the old “travel wanker” jokes that used to be banded about, in reference to travellers ranting on: “Oooh look, I’m a traveller.”

    I hasten to add that is not targeted at you or anyone in particular — it’s just a term!

    In my experience, no one seems to care if you’re a traveller, a travel writer, a shelf-stacker, hairdresser, or taxi driver: we’re just people. But like Chris and Matt, I’m in a relationship so I haven’t put it into practise for a while!

    • Michael on July 2, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Absolutely agree that being a traveler and/or writer doesn’t deserve a special reward. If this has gotten to anyones head thinking they are a super powerful being by being a travel writer, they’ve clearly missed the whole point.

      Taking this profession does take a special character though. Not everyone can do it and not everyone is doing it. The career is still unique and is interesting to many people.

      Your career and profession is part of who you are so I believe people do care what you do to survive each day.

    • Michael on July 2, 2010 at 9:01 am

      Absolutely agree that being a traveler and/or writer doesn’t deserve a special reward. If this has gotten to anyones head thinking they are a super powerful being by being a travel writer, they’ve clearly missed the whole point.

      Taking this profession does take a special character though. Not everyone can do it and not everyone is doing it. The career is still unique and is interesting to many people.

      Your career and profession is part of who you are so I believe people do care what you do to survive each day.

  8. Ant Stone on July 2, 2010 at 7:56 am

    In my opinion, travelling (or writing) doesn’t make an individual anything special, and for anyone to believe it makes a jot of difference to their sex appeal is quite hilarious!

    I’m the same guy I was while working in an office for seven years, as I have been for the passed three years travelling. No difference whatsoever in terms of the way I approach, or the way I perceive I’m approached.

    In fact, if anything, these generalisations scream of the old “travel wanker” jokes that used to be banded about, in reference to travellers ranting on: “Oooh look, I’m a traveller.”

    I hasten to add that is not targeted at you or anyone in particular — it’s just a term!

    In my experience, no one seems to care if you’re a traveller, a travel writer, a shelf-stacker, hairdresser, or taxi driver: we’re just people. But like Chris and Matt, I’m in a relationship so I haven’t put it into practise for a while!

    • Michael on July 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

      Absolutely agree that being a traveler and/or writer doesn’t deserve a special reward. If this has gotten to anyones head thinking they are a super powerful being by being a travel writer, they’ve clearly missed the whole point.

      Taking this profession does take a special character though. Not everyone can do it and not everyone is doing it. The career is still unique and is interesting to many people.

      Your career and profession is part of who you are so I believe people do care what you do to survive each day.

  9. Steph on July 2, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Personally I know nothing gets guys pants off faster than sexy lines like “I live at home with my mom” and “I’m famous on the internet.”

    Waiting for your follow up article: Are travel bloggers better in bed?

  10. Steph on July 2, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Personally I know nothing gets guys pants off faster than sexy lines like “I live at home with my mom” and “I’m famous on the internet.”

    Waiting for your follow up article: Are travel bloggers better in bed?

  11. Andi Perullo on July 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Hahaha, I loved this article! I definitely agree with all of your points, though I think there are several professions that tend to “get laid” more, such as photographers and pilots.

  12. Andi Perullo on July 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Hahaha, I loved this article! I definitely agree with all of your points, though I think there are several professions that tend to “get laid” more, such as photographers and pilots.

  13. World TravelholicA on July 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

    For sure! There is a bunch of social skills we develop when we backpack, specially when you are on a solo travel, in my opinion.

  14. World TravelholicA on July 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    For sure! There is a bunch of social skills we develop when we backpack, specially when you are on a solo travel, in my opinion.

  15. Stuart on July 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Absolutely – and it is totally exhausting. The number of times I’ve been just settling down to write up hotel reviews only to be dragged off by a bunch of vixens. Never-ending I tell you. There’s gotta be a book in it…

    • Michael on July 5, 2010 at 6:58 am

      Sounds like a tough life!

  16. Stuart on July 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Absolutely – and it is totally exhausting. The number of times I’ve been just settling down to write up hotel reviews only to be dragged off by a bunch of vixens. Never-ending I tell you. There’s gotta be a book in it…

    • Michael on July 5, 2010 at 7:58 am

      Sounds like a tough life!

  17. Crystal on July 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Awesome post! I think that about sums up how I view many travelers I’ve met. Many of them a little more outspoken and a little more traveled than me. I think mostly because I settled down with my family very early on in the game and have just now decided to do what I love the most, even with the kids in tote. Makes it a little harder, but worth the challange.

  18. Crystal on July 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Awesome post! I think that about sums up how I view many travelers I’ve met. Many of them a little more outspoken and a little more traveled than me. I think mostly because I settled down with my family very early on in the game and have just now decided to do what I love the most, even with the kids in tote. Makes it a little harder, but worth the challange.

  19. foggodyssey on July 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I’ll chim in and say a big “No!” It guess it all depends on who you talk with.

    – Locals: Almost always want to know first thing (girls it seems that is) on what kind of work you do. They, and this is only what i think, tend to sum you up by that or put you in an order. Doctors, laywers exc go to the top, bum (which a lot think backpackers are) at the bottom. So in this regard i have a hard time explaing that all i do is travel and photograph. 1/2 the time i just make crap up so i don’t have to keep using, for example, my bad Spanish trying to explain it for 10min. Which is the average time it takes for them to loose interrests! hahaha

    – Other travelers: They seem to care more about this and find it novel, but if you didn’t have any game before you started this trip then having the title won’t help you much. But on the plus side, all travellers get lonley sometimes and hostels make better then a club sometimes for hooking up!

    It really is hard to explain to peopel I haven’t had a “real” job in over 1.5+ years. Travel writting/blogging will never be a “real” job to me and most people think it isn’t one either. So now when girls ask i say “I’m a record producer in New York!” hahahaha This normally gets me a dance at least!

  20. foggodyssey on July 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I’ll chim in and say a big “No!” It guess it all depends on who you talk with.

    – Locals: Almost always want to know first thing (girls it seems that is) on what kind of work you do. They, and this is only what i think, tend to sum you up by that or put you in an order. Doctors, laywers exc go to the top, bum (which a lot think backpackers are) at the bottom. So in this regard i have a hard time explaing that all i do is travel and photograph. 1/2 the time i just make crap up so i don’t have to keep using, for example, my bad Spanish trying to explain it for 10min. Which is the average time it takes for them to loose interrests! hahaha

    – Other travelers: They seem to care more about this and find it novel, but if you didn’t have any game before you started this trip then having the title won’t help you much. But on the plus side, all travellers get lonley sometimes and hostels make better then a club sometimes for hooking up!

    It really is hard to explain to peopel I haven’t had a “real” job in over 1.5+ years. Travel writting/blogging will never be a “real” job to me and most people think it isn’t one either. So now when girls ask i say “I’m a record producer in New York!” hahahaha This normally gets me a dance at least!

  21. Walkandtravel on July 8, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Interesting and humorous blog – you can’t just write about travelling if you want to keep your readers interested!

    As you say, I think most of the sub headings sum up the reasons that people get laid, travelling or not.

    I think that people may be easier when travelling as it is more Carpe Diem (you may not see me again…) and more adventurous risk taking. On more than one occasion my top bunk in a hostel was being rather abused by an amorous couple. Stern words were had. There are usually showers. Cold ones perhaps?

    • Michael on July 8, 2010 at 8:03 am

      Thanks! 🙂

      Oh and I hate being bottom bunk when the top one is moving…

  22. Walkandtravel on July 8, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Interesting and humorous blog – you can’t just write about travelling if you want to keep your readers interested!

    As you say, I think most of the sub headings sum up the reasons that people get laid, travelling or not.

    I think that people may be easier when travelling as it is more Carpe Diem (you may not see me again…) and more adventurous risk taking. On more than one occasion my top bunk in a hostel was being rather abused by an amorous couple. Stern words were had. There are usually showers. Cold ones perhaps?

    • Michael on July 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

      Thanks! 🙂

      Oh and I hate being bottom bunk when the top one is moving…

  23. Offbeat Wanders on April 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Couldn’t agree more on this! Haha! So true! “The out of the norm lifestyle can be seen as an attraction because to many it’s like winning at the game Life. Doing what just makes us happy and nothing stopping us. It’s an easy target for someone to look up to.”

  24. Offbeat Wanders on April 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Couldn’t agree more on this! Haha! So true! “The out of the norm lifestyle can be seen as an attraction because to many it’s like winning at the game Life. Doing what just makes us happy and nothing stopping us. It’s an easy target for someone to look up to.”

  25. Offbeat Wanders on April 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Couldn’t agree more on this! Haha! So true! “The out of the norm lifestyle can be seen as an attraction because to many it’s like winning at the game Life. Doing what just makes us happy and nothing stopping us. It’s an easy target for someone to look up to.”

  26. Jeremy Branham on May 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Travel writers, and many travelers in general, are more interesting to talk to because they tend to be about people – not what they can get from them but what the world is all about.

  27. Jeremy Branham on May 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Travel writers, and many travelers in general, are more interesting to talk to because they tend to be about people – not what they can get from them but what the world is all about.

  28. Kelsey Freeman on May 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Get laid more? Yes. But, I think it’s harder for us to have long-term relationships. It’s a trade-off.

    • Michael on May 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Luckily for me, I’m dating a travel writer. Works out perfectly.

  29. Kelsey Freeman on May 2, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Get laid more? Yes. But, I think it’s harder for us to have long-term relationships. It’s a trade-off.

    • Michael on May 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Luckily for me, I’m dating a travel writer. Works out perfectly.

  30. Adam on May 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Well, I did get approached by a woman in a bar in Chiang Mai asking if I’d be interested in a threesome with her and her boyfriend. Since I’m a happily married man and my wife was back in the room sleeping, I declined. She didn’t say why it was me that she approached out of everyone in that crowded bar, but I can bet that she could just tell I was a travel writer just by looking at me. I did mention that I have over 1000 twitter followers. I’m guessing that if I went out without my wife more often, those types of proposals would happen more often. I’m sure of it!

    • Michael on May 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

      It was definitely the twitter followers number.

  31. Adam on May 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Well, I did get approached by a woman in a bar in Chiang Mai asking if I’d be interested in a threesome with her and her boyfriend. Since I’m a happily married man and my wife was back in the room sleeping, I declined. She didn’t say why it was me that she approached out of everyone in that crowded bar, but I can bet that she could just tell I was a travel writer just by looking at me. I did mention that I have over 1000 twitter followers. I’m guessing that if I went out without my wife more often, those types of proposals would happen more often. I’m sure of it!

    • Michael on May 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

      It was definitely the twitter followers number.

  32. Chris Haughey on October 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I was only packing one case of condoms before I decided to start a travel blog. I’ll have to buy an extra pack every time I gain 10 more twitter followers.

  33. Chris Haughey on October 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I was only packing one case of condoms before I decided to start a travel blog. I’ll have to buy an extra pack every time I gain 10 more twitter followers.

  34. Journeys and Travels on February 15, 2012 at 12:41 am

    the funny thing is that this rings true to most backpackers and travel writers. It happens too with the locals falling in love with them after getting to bed, question, is it sustainable then? hehe. 

  35. Journeys & Travels on February 15, 2012 at 1:41 am

    the funny thing is that this rings true to most backpackers and travel writers. It happens too with the locals falling in love with them after getting to bed, question, is it sustainable then? hehe. 

  36. Tom Bartel on February 15, 2012 at 12:43 am

    My Klout is 56, which is still less than my age. Any single women out there who respect the experience age can bring? Also, is there any way I can hide this response from my wife?

  37. Tom Bartel on February 15, 2012 at 1:43 am

    My Klout is 56, which is still less than my age. Any single women out there who respect the experience age can bring? Also, is there any way I can hide this response from my wife?

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