You are not a Tourist, you are …

Travel Talk

We ran a competition to win a book about Travelling for the Over 60s, by Timothy Hewitt, and asked our members to complete this sentence.

We were so impressed by the wise words and sentiments which embody the spirit of travel and all that awaits us.

Here are the prize winning entries and all of the runners-up.

 

Maria Meredith - Hungerford/Golden Jubilee Bridge in London The Two Winners

You are not a Tourist, you are …

“… an ambassador for the growing band of open-minded, big hearted, Silver Travellers.”
Janet Wood

“… a witness to the world’s grandeur; a keeper of outstanding memories.”
Christina Hunt

The runners-up

You are not a Tourist, you are …

“… coming with the intent and purpose of soaking up the heritage and the history. To feel the Enigma of arrival the joy of stepping out on to new soil and mingling with a culture different from your own..You are here to feel the soul of the surroundings and the people you meet along the way. To embrace a different way of life to take away with you a picture that will be everlasting.”
Chris Penfold

“… the cartographer of your own life.”  Alan Fairfax - Fred Olsen Cruise, Norway
Liz Stopani

“… a guest in someone else’s country.”
Lesley Beasant

“… you are simply having the time of your life and loving the adventure.”
Janice Bray

“… you are a visitor with open eyes, open minds and open hearts to delight and wonder in other peoples cultures and the wondrous things to see in this beautiful earth we inhabit.”
Diane Galli

“… you’re a world citizen exploring your territory.”
Phil Thompson

Steven Aldridge - Reims “… you are a friend.”
Pauline Armstrong
Jean Marsden

“… You are an honoured guest with a free spirit and an open mind.”
Ruth Pearson

“… you are an intrepid explorer, an adventurer of the highest calibre.”
Diane Belcher

“… you are a silver adventurer!”
Jen Holmes

“… you are a temporary local who is sure to return.”
Anne Turner

Kathryn McNicoll - McArthur's Seat, Victoria, Australia “… you are a modern world explorer!”
Maureen Modica

“… you are a collector of memories.”
Judith Vale

“… you are experiencing life in another culture,gathering memories.”
Jacky Meyers

“… you are an adventurer, an explorer, a conservationist, but most of all a person who appreciates the locality.”
Su Lake

“… you are there to immerse yourself in the life, food and customs of other cultures.”
Doreen Tayler

“… you are 'a privileged guest who respects customs and ways of life.”
Janet Simon

159 people found this helpful
17017

Share Article:

Silver Travel Advisor

Leave a comment

*

Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest travel tips on top destinations.

Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Most Recent Articles

Hidden gems await among the islands of the Caribbean Sea, secluded spots that are off the beaten track and offer…
Rich in exotic wildlife, tropical forests, white-sand beaches and lost civilisations, Belize really is a diverse pocket of overlooked beauty….

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.