1. The Journey
Your destination is very important, but that doesn’t mean you ignore the beautiful journey. This is the mistake a lot of passengers end up making. Because they excessively focus on reaching their destination, the beauty of the journey is often overlooked. You’d be surprised to know how much you can turn about a place and its people through the journey itself. The views you see along the way are another way to explore and admire the destination. The best way to enjoy the journey is to opt for public transportation; a great time to explore the neighborhoods!
2. Keep Recording
A lot of people are not good with documenting, but this is one great thing traveling teaches you. If you don’t document well, a lot of your precious memories will be lost along the way. If you’re not someone who can right much, social media is a great platform. However, a lot of us don’t want to share the very private memories of our trip. To record it into an eternal memory, carry a little notebook along and keep writing notes everywhere you go. You’d be delighted to read it every time you feel nostalgic. Photographing is also a great way of documenting your wonderful trip.
3. Befriend Locals
Many of us do not fancy the idea of approaching strangers. However, at times you’re bound to communicate because you need to ask about something. As a traveler, you need to be friendly and proactive. One of the best things to do while traveling is to get to know the locals. You might have researched a lot about your destination, but the most valuable information will still be gathered through the locals. It could be the person serving you at the ticket counter or a waiter at the café you’ve visited for coffee. Get to know them!
We all know how important it is to communicate. The need grows far stronger when we’re stuck with strangers communicating in a foreign language. Before you arrive at your destination, it would be great if you could learn important words and phrases of the language. This would help you a great deal along the way. Even if the locals there can communicate in English, they’d appreciate the fact that you’ve made an effort to learn their language. And on the bright side, you’ll learn yet another language!