- a traveler that likes to socialize with other travelers
- a frequent flier focused on loyalty status complete with an accompanying sense of entitlement
“the travelite would like to check in his pet giraffe into the President’s suite”
- a word the Map Happy staff made up while intoxicated
“dude, what if we just made up our own words like travelite”
“travelite sounds like a struggling luggage company”
- the act of traveling light
“it’s important to travelite”
For all that broadcast journalism is worth—not much these days?—Inside Edition recently did a fascinating segment on how there’s been a surge in tourist deaths… all because people are absolutely obsessed with recreating that perfect cliff-jumping shot for Insta.
It’s not often that I meet someone crazier than me. Ben Schlappig has been running the One Mile at a Time blog since early 2008, so I caught up with this veteran to see if he’s had any tips he’s picked up along the way.