Habits of a Tropical Hipster
Traveling to the tropics is seriously trending at the moment. Whether it’s to spice up the Instagram or escape a European winter, ‘Hipsters’ are descending in droves. They’ve brought some quirky culture with them too. Here’s a list of some of the types of people you might come across on your travels.
Instagrammers – For those that like a high-pressure working atmosphere, while they relax in the tropics.
This group is easy to make fun of, but they can’t be faulted for their dedication to ‘likes’. Some have even fallen off waterfalls in search of the perfect shot. Special shout-out to the loyal significant others who stay two steps behind, ready to snap.
Drone Lovers – Remember when there was only one adult in the park playing with a remote-control plane?
Drones have made flying toys slightly cooler and now the beaches of paradise are buzzing. One guy shared some of his holiday experiences: “Hearing a drone coming towards you is a terrifying thing. At first, you think it’s a swarm of angry wasps. Then you look around and wish it was wasps.”
The Zen Seekers – Work up the stress, go on holiday, release the stress, repeat.
For some reason, a lot of people have lost their inner peace. Luckily, tropical retreats are on hand to help them find it. Some will pay monks to supervise their silence, while they sweep floors. Others will wake up at sunrise to make strange shapes with their bodies. In any case, yoga mat suppliers and vegan cafes are loving the holiday vibes.
Kooks – Land-locked thrill-seekers with only 1 month to become pro-surfers.
For those who didn’t grow up by the ocean, surfing can be an exciting new challenge on holiday. Surf camps all over the tropics are ready to capitalize on that. Their customers might be referred to as ‘kooks’. They can typically be seen bobbing up and down in the open ocean on a giant luminous foam board. Kooks are relentlessly happy. They will burn to a crisp, take a thousand waves to the face, nearly die 3 times, and still say they had the best holiday ever!
Mid-Life Rebirth – It’s like a crisis, but better.
Living is merciless. It can’t be suspended. Then it ends once…and permanently. That may seem morbid, but it’s actually rather inspirational. Especially, for 45-year-old divorcees who see pictures of their son’s gap year and think, “I want one of those!”
Holiday Bums – Books a one-way flight. Gets on the plane with no luggage and 50 Euros in the bank.
How do you know if you’ve met holiday bum? Well…
- They never have any money but have been on vacation for 6 months.
- Somehow they have a new group of friends every time you see them.
- They wear the same party shirt every night.
- If you ask them where they’re staying, they will point vaguely down the beach and say, “Over there probably.”
Truly inspirational holidaymakers. Happy travels!