It’s all about thinking outside the box
Doing too much planning for your trip can make it a laborious task and suck the life out of the excitement of going.
So just do a flexible guideline of a plan and cover the most important things you need to do to make sure you are safe etc. Otherwise, you might feel that you must stick to a rigid plan and you won’t enjoy your travels as much!
Besides, you might discover that you prefer one city or country over another and so you’ll need to rearrange your flight plans in order to stay.
Spontaneity is what makes your travels memorable. It’s those spontaneous moments when you meet someone new or learn a new style of music that you’ll cherish forever.
I have listed below four ways that you can approach travelling to improve the quality of your experience:
Get yourself lost intentionally
You’ll need to go visit where the locals live, eat and work to really appreciate an area.
So many worldly destinations are geared towards tourism and this paints a particular picture but you will often need to wander about further to uncover the real beauty and authenticity.
Not knowing where you are going, go on a mini expedition!
Write down your hotel or the name of the place you’re staying just in case you have to get a cab later, then just go in one direction and see where it takes you.
As a girl, you might be a little concerned with danger. Don’t be too afraid about stumbling across a dangerous area either because most of the locals will redirect or warn you beforehand.
Do some volunteering
Across the world, the range of poverty and wealth varies. Some places are more developed, cleaner and more prosperous.
While other places are the opposite. How can you help?
Do some volunteering. This is such a rewarding experience, where you can learn more about a country, it’s inhabitants and its challenges.
You will make new friends by volunteering. You may have an idea of where to volunteer or discover a worthy cause on your way. Find something that you believe in and that also benefits the less well off.
Slow right down
Don’t try to cram four countries into four weeks of travel!
Most of the highlights of your trips will happen when you simply slow down and explore your surroundings.
You will discover things you won’t find in the travel guidebook and you’ll meet interesting people, willing to chat and show you the place. Slow down and take it all in!
Wine ’n’ dine the local way
In the Western world, we have “Chinese” or “Mexican” eateries but are they the real deal? On your journey, try everything for the taste and you might even find a new favourite dish! Ask the locals where they would eat too.
There you go. Four ways to improve your travel experience. There are many other ways to enhance your traveling, giving you a more immersive, more exciting appreciative experience.