The Enneagram is a personality type system that helps people better understand why they think, feel, and act the ways they do. Understanding yours can help you to be more self-aware in all aspects of your day-to-day life, including travel planning.
Here are our recommendations for each of the 9 Enneagram types:
Type 1: The Reformer
According to The Enneagram Institute, Ones are perfectionists that like things organized and purposeful. Ones are often moral advocates who stand up for change and dread making mistakes. Reformers are also known to be a bit impatient, which brings us to our recommendations for Ones.
Where you should travel: Germany, Norway, Denmark
Why you’ll love them: These are countries that run efficiently and with purpose, so you know things are working as they should be. Knowing this about them will allow you to relax, be present, and enjoy your time abroad.
Type 2: The Helper
Twos are constantly concerned with the needs of others, to the point where they forgo their own emotional and physical needs in order serve the people around them. They can fall into caring for people in order to feel needed or appreciated, and tend to binge on sweets or carbs if they don’t feel loved.
Where you should travel: United Kingdom, Belgium, Costa Rica
Why you’ll love them: These are countries with incredibly friendly people, where Twos will not feel swayed or obligated to help during their time off. They will be able to pour into themselves so that they have the energy to return to everyday life and support others in a healthy way.
Type 3: The Achiever
Threes want to excel in every aspect of their lives. They are action-oriented, eager to perform well, and they often have to be told to take breaks. Here’s your friendly reminder to take a breather and enjoy some time off at one of our travel picks for you.
Where you should travel: Bora Bora, Egypt, Thailand
Why you’ll love them: You’ll be able to invest in yourself in some of the most beautiful – and impressive – places in the world. While there, you can participate in adventurous activities like visiting the Pyramids or enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches and architecture in the world. By taking time away, you will avoid burnout and be able to recharge before returning to your pursuits.
Type 4: The Individualist
Highly self-aware, Fours are creative and expressive. They value their uniqueness and want to be constantly surrounded by beauty. Fours can struggle with self-indulgence and can sometimes get caught up in certain moods or emotions.
Where you should travel: France, Morocco, South Africa
Why you’ll love them: From art to theater to the very surroundings, each of these destinations is aesthetically pleasing in every way. You will enjoy the unique culture, cuisine, and character of each country, which will help broaden your perspective and fill your senses.
Type 5: The Investigator
Insightful and always desiring in learning more, Fives want to know the why behind everything. They often immerse themselves in observation, taking time to study and understand the world around them. Fives are intrigued by the unknown, which brings us to our travel recommendations for them.
Where you should travel: New Zealand, Tanzania, Iceland
Why you’ll love them: From witnessing the northern lights to exploring local beaches, you will thoroughly enjoy exploring these underrated destinations. You will have the time to observe and learn in a calm and engaging setting with any of these countries.
Type 6: The Loyalist
Sixes are defenders that value support and security. They tend to build networks of trust in order to establish stability for themselves. Once a trusting relationship has been established for a Six, they will protect that to the best of their ability.
Where you should travel: Canada, Austria, Portugal
Why you’ll love them: These countries are very safe, giving you little to worry about security-wise. Because of this, you will be able to enjoy your trip without stress or anxiety.
Type 7: The Enthusiast
Spontaneous and optimistic, Sevens are known for getting bored easily. They enjoy their freedom and don’t want to miss out on new opportunities or adventures. Sevens have a knack for learning new things quickly.
Where you should travel: Japan, Greece, Italy – and just about everywhere else
Why you’ll love them: Sevens will likely want to do as much as possible during a trip so that they don’t miss out on anything. There are many attractions and a lot going on in these countries. In Greece, you could explore the many islands as well as the mainland; in Japan, there are many flavors and exciting destinations. You will have a wonderful time exploring these.
Type 8: The Challenger
Eights like to be in control of their environments. They enjoy a challenge and are typically confident, assertive and decisive. Eights have the capacity to encourage and lead others into many different scenarios and pursuits.
Where you should travel: China, Lebanon, Ethiopia
Why you’ll love it: These destinations allow you the opportunity to take charge of some credible feats, like hiking the Great Wall or exploring the grand volcanoes and enormous waterfalls of Ethiopia. Eights will enjoy these big and bold cultures as well.
Type 9: The Peacemaker
Nines avoid conflict, often going out of their way to smooth things over with those around them. Accepting and supportive, Nines can sometimes minimize issues or negative emotions to keep the peace.
Where you should travel: Sweden, Australia, Switzerland
Why you’ll love them: In these beautiful destinations, you’ll have time and space with your own thoughts and emotions. Nines will be able to refocus on relationships and acknowledge their own negative emotions in a peaceful setting.
Your Enneagram type is just one factor that could go into determining your final destination. Whether you’ve dreamed of visiting a certain country since you were young, or you don’t care where you go as long as you stay within your budget, we can help you affordably travel the world. Begin crafting your adventure with the travel specialists at TRAVELSMITH today.
Disclaimer: Before traveling abroad, it is important to research a country’s social and political climate, as well as possible health concerns and other potential threats. This will ensure you are aware of your surroundings and the safety precautions you need to take before
entering a foreign country.