an armchair traveler

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an armchair traveler

One who speaks authoritatively about traveling despite not traveling often. Don't let him discourage you when he's just an armchair traveler who's never been out of the country!
See also: armchair, traveler
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

an armchair something

An armchair critic, fan, traveller, etc. is interested in a particular subject and may talk about it, but does not have any real experience of it. The last thing we need are words of wisdom from an armchair critic. This great book is ideal for both the travelling supporter and the armchair fan.
See also: armchair, something
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

an armchair critic, traveller, etc.

a person who knows about a subject only from what they have heard or read and not from personal experience: He’s what you might call an ‘armchair traveller’, having never actually been outside Europe.
See also: armchair
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
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References in periodicals archive ?
If you're an armchair traveller you'd do well to get your hands on The Good Web Guide: Travel.