Lets firstly examine the generalist culture vulture traveller. They are easily spotted at galleries, museums, music venues and theatres the world over. Often they adore architecture as well, and the more enlightened cuture vulture will also be found exploring local markets and food.
The generalist culture vulture is usually a balanced individual, with a passion for life and the elements humanity uses to express and reflect such life, past and present.
The specialist culture vulture allows their passion for a particular cultural element, entirely dictate their choice of travel destination. Their special interest narrows their experience of even cities as vibrant as London, or New York, to largely an interior experience of current performances or exhibitions. Theatre lovers will head straight for London's West End, or Broadway in New York and spend an entire fortnight or more catching up to three performances per day. They can be equated to addicts needing a fix, in this particular case, of theatre, dance or music performances, or art galleries, mainstream, fringe, or both.
Good luck to the specialist culture vultures. They bring back such experience to personally and often professionally enrich their lives. Their specialist and contemporary knowledge and experience is an asset to the Arts communities in their home countries.
As for the generalist culture vultures, there is a piece of them in most travellers, if not upon their departure, then upon their return home, as we absorb the elements of contemporary, traditional and historical cultural elements of the destinations we visit, even if we never so much as set foot in a gallery or museum of our travel destinations. To be human, is to be a cultural sponge!