"The inspiration for this card comes from a desire to see things and learn from what I have seen. I've not really stayed in the same place for too long, and LOVE going on holidays to new places." - Tim Murray.
Moving from village to village as a "prisoner of war", this character doesn't mind finding himself wherever he might end up, but can settle in the nicest Inn and will always pay for a decent night's rest. But he might be gone again in the morning...
As an opponent MUST take the Traveler if they attack his village, he can be used as a one time shield to protect much more valuable units such as the King or Princess. This ability, coupled with his status as a Light Unit means that he can be placed in any village, wherever he is needed.
As a light unit, there is also a plus side to being forced into taking him however, as you can always find a home for him in a village of your own.
If you have an Inn, the Traveler becomes even more useful due to his extra +2 gold. Therefore, make sure to keep him safe from attacks in order to fully gain his bonus.