There’s so much of the World to see and experience. Breathtaking sunsets, gorgeous beaches, green forests, rainbow mountain peaks, the sensation of a cool breeze in a wide-open, the thrilling anxiety of befriending people completely different from you.
Traveling is an adventure that changes you for the better. Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a citizen of the World here are traveling tips on how to create even more adventure.
Ask The Locals
The standard practice is to create an itinerary of all the places you intend to visit at the new location. This is the safe thing to do of course, but safety will probably not lead to unforgettable adventures.
Have a travel itinerary and schedule complete with all the safe routes and safe places to visit. Security and safety are of the utmost importance. But also leave a day or two blanks for adventure.
The key is balance. Follow your itinerary but leave a day or two blank and on those days, ask the locals where to go. They know all the awesome food places and the best spots for watching the sunset and the tiny must-see possibly haunted towns.
Mode Of Travel
Don’t stick to one mode of travel every single time. There are so many different ways and routes to see the World. You don’t have to get around by plane or by a cozy tourist coach all the time. Imagine the adventures you’ll have riding a motorbike through South America, driving through Spain, hitchhiking in Laos, or cycling around France.
Sure, it could get tiring, and local transport could have you sharing a bus with a herd of goats, but think of all the stories you’ll get to tell!
For example, take a chance and travel to a region in an RV. RVing is the cheapest mode of transport. You’re covering both transportation costs and hotel costs all at once.
If it’s your first time find out everything you can by looking up RV gear reviews as you must know the best things to bring.
Get out of your comfort zone. When you travel, it can be tempting to do the same standard things. Go on a hike, visit a park or the beach, go to the museum, watch the sunset, and look at old buildings.
Why travel to do the same things you can do at home? To have a true adventure, say yes to doing unusual things. Eat fried tarantulas, attend a foreign music concert, hike a volcano (a dormant one of course), visit a sheep farm.
One of the best things about traveling is making new friends. Building relationships is a whole new awesome level of adventure. Bonding with all sorts of people is a thrilling experience. Some conversations can get your heart racing. You’ll laugh, cry, and maybe even fall in love.
What’s more adventurous than that?
You’re not going to enjoy your trip if you forget to pack your contact lenses and can’t see anything nor hop in a taxi to see the biggest wheel of cheese if you forgot your wallet and can’t pay the driver.
Packing the right things is how you can be free to enjoy yourself. Create a detailed checklist of all your essentials and check everything off as you pack them. If you’re a first-time traveler, consult your friends who have traveled about what you’ll need. Or search the internet.
Indulge In Self Care
Just because you’re traveling and eager for adventure doesn’t mean you can’t stop taking care of yourself. Indulging in softer pleasures will also create cherished memories.
Book a relaxing massage, seek out the best yoga studios. If you’re in a small town, find a quiet location among trees and meditate.
These moments of indulgent self-care will recharge your social batteries when you’re worn. You’ll have even better fun after you’re relaxed.
If you want to immerse yourself and experience the authentic culture of the places you do, then volunteer. One-day volunteer opportunities are increasingly popular now precisely because of tourists who like to volunteer, so you don’t even have to use up all your free time.
Here is how you can find one-day volunteer opportunities:
- If you have a travel company, liaise with them to include volunteering in your itinerary
- Not a lot of people know that Airbnb also showcases travel experience options. Check out their site to find the volunteering options.
- Ask the locals. Once again, nothing beats direct communication. Ask the local people what volunteer opportunities are available.
Traveling is a lifestyle everyone should adopt. Experiencing other people and places puts everything in perspective and leaves a filling of fulfillment.