A traveling auditor is a person who spends a disproportionate amount of time conducting audits in distant locations. The typical auditor works with audit clients that are located within driving distance of his or her home. A traveling auditor is engaged in audit work so far from home that overnight or more prolonged stays at hotels is necessary. A person classified as a traveling auditor is probably engaged in work for large audit clients that have many locations, which calls for extended travel to review the operations and accounting records at each one. Traveling auditors tend to be younger people who view extended travel as exciting.