Travelling played a considerable role in diversity because it allows people like you to experience it first-hand. It gives you the excitement like a little kid opening a gift. It makes you feel all sort of emotions that you can’t imagine feeling altogether in one go. It opened doors for you to know other cultures, traditions, and find similarities about it in your own culture and traditions too.
You may even be surprised that after experiencing those little encounters of other countries’ culture and traditions, you find yourself growing little by little. This applies especially in handling unforeseen situations in travelling which makes the whole trip more memorable.
There are a few things you should keep in mind when travelling; this can help you handle situations better and enjoy every second of it.
Ask the locals for recommended destination
You should try asking the locals about the best places to eat, to shop, and to visit. There can be a bit of a barrier in the language department, but thanks to technology, translator applications are now accessible. You should not limit your exploration by just reading blog recommendation by other travellers. Let it be your goal to influence other aspiring travellers to experience your suggestions that no other person has told.
Take local tours that make a difference
Looking up local tours online can be overwhelming due to a lot of suggestions you get. To narrow it down, choose the one that shows you around unpopular places and lets you experience more of their culture. Read the listed activities they offer for you to try out then hit that book button and schedule a tour.
Record every moment
This is not a drill! Buy a good action camera that fits well with your adventures and doesn’t take a lot of space in your luggage. It is never a waste of money to invest in gears that’s light and small. Keeping records of your adventures is a treasure. Imagine how fun and nostalgic it would be to take a look back at those split seconds that made your journey momentous. Doesn’t it put a smile in your face and make you think of doing it again?
Try wearing traditional clothing
You don’t want to miss this chance of trying out traditional clothes. Aside from its unique designs, patterns, and layers, this would make you feel that you are a part of their history if only for a few hours. This too adds more fun to your adventures.
Do bring extra cash
For emergency purposes, try to bring extra cash with you, especially if the places you will visit does not have a nearby ATM or money exchanger; this saves you a lot of hassle. Remember to separate your emergency funds and your leisure funds.
Do not think of money conversion in expenditure
Constantly thinking about conversion rate each time you pull cash off your wallet is a bad habit to do while travelling. It will make you regret spending money instead of enjoying it. Ley yourself immerse in experiencing the country and that includes spending cash in their currency without cross checking rates all the time.
Refrain from eating in restaurants
If you always eat in restaurants, this could empty your pocket fast because food price varies. This also limits you to experience where the locals usually eat. So be adventurous and try out food stalls. Trust me the whole experience would be worth it.
Always bring personal refillable tumbler for water
Going on an adventure can be exhausting considering the weather and foot traffic you will experience on the way. It is ideal to keep your body hydrated at all times no matter where your adventure takes you. The side pockets on your bag were designed for a purpose.
Always try to haggle
Haggling is one of the best part about travelling. Buying souvenirs with your friends to bring to your loved ones back home is an enjoyable experience in itself. It is best if you buy stuff all in bulk to get more discounts from the seller. This experience will refine your bargaining skills a lot.
Don’t be an onlooker on your own travels. Be curious; be involved; take risks. Discover the history of that country, how it progressed overtime, and widen your horizon. Let your travels inspire you to be bold in achieving your life goals.