It’s no surprise that travelling the world has been at the top of many people’s New Year’s resolutions list year after year. Thrill seeking is definitely a part of everyone’s bucket-list. Most people even regard it as a fundamental part of their continuing education on earth. Travelling provides us with opportunities to cross borders and create global villages. It also allows for learning, relaxation, and personal growth.
If you are planning a trip this year, consider the following tips to make the most of your getaway:
1. Be Surprised. Do the Unexpected.
The typical tourist destinations may not always tickle your fancy. However, it is the out of ordinary experiences that make the best moments. Open your mind to unfamiliar destinations and be willing to say yes more often. The key to fun trips is the adventure. Indulge yourself in new food, be friendly to strangers and go down paths less travelled. Even if you do get lost along the way, you will be sure to have an unforgettable excursion.
2. Travel Light
All you really need is your passport, compass and some money. Everything else will just drag you down. Don’t fuss over your favorite outfits, bulky accessories, and fancy gadgets, these luxuries will be a distraction. If you expect to fully experience new cultures out of your daily routine, pack light.
3. Be Open to what’s New
You should be ready to explore the new destination with all its glory. Search out new cultures and practices that you may not be accustomed to. Be ready and willing to break out in song and dance if the opportunity presents itself. You might even learn a few new dance moves to show off to your friends and family.
4. Don’t Plan Too Far Ahead
It can be scary to travel to a new country without booking any accommodations in advance. However, this is the best way to open your mind to whatever happens. Schedules can hinder your freedom because it creates limits to your trip. Rid yourself of the anxiety of planning every single detail of your journey. It will help you make use of your internal strengths and resources in the long run. Schedule
5. Travel as Part of an Education
If you are fortunate enough to study abroad in your teens, take this golden chance to tour and travel. You can even enrol yourself in a service learning or educational based program while you are there. Do yourself a favour and seize this once in a lifetime opportunity. The most unforgettable experiences usually happen when we are studying in new places.
Not only will you learn new cultures and beliefs, you will also get the chance to learn more about yourself and where you come from. By travelling far and wide, you can get a unique chance to transform a local community by giving back to society. Whenever you are considering going on a journey, take time to think about the educational experience that goes along with it. By allowing yourself to trust your intuition and gut feelings, you open yourself up to expect the unexpected. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover how adventurous you really are.
Happy travels. 🙂