Those who travel do so for one reason: the travel experiences. We’re not saying that being stuck in the middle of a rat race is pointless and a waste of the one shot have at this life. But actually, yeah, that is exactly what we are saying. And those who travel have realized this. Life is not about the amount of breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.
The question is, how do you make the most out of all your travel experiences? Well, read on and see our top tips for how to share an unbreakable bond with each destination you go to and embrace the lifestyle you have chosen.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCES | Creating an unbreakable bond with every trip you take
Soak up as much literature and culture as you can
When you’re traveling to a destination, or even around one, the best way to immerse yourself in all things local is to read all the literature you can and watch all the films too. It doesn’t matter where you are going, whether Berlin or Burma, there is always so much to see. So, pop into a local bookstore, ask the assistant for their recommendation and soak up the romantic and raw advice of those have gone before you.
Be the early bird that gets the worm
The best way to see what a destination is really like – to see the real truths about a place’s way of life and culture – is to get up at the crack of dawn and see it in a whole new light. You’ll see things from a new perspective. The stillness, the commutes, the traditions and trends. And no tourists! The best way to get a real feel for a new place is to see it with a gorgeous sunrise.
Document your best memories – not only in your phone
One of the greatest ways to get more out of each experience, each destination, and each moment is to share them with your future self. Write a journal as you travel around from place to place. Get creative with postcard design by using photos you have taken, local phrases you have picked up and a detailed account of the madness you have been up to. You could even write a blog, and use it as an online journal that you can revisit later. The experience that just keeps giving. After all, we have nothing but our memories!
Throw (and eat) yourself into being a local
The best way to experience each destination is to become a local. Eat local foods, speak to the locals, visit local bars and take up local hobbies. Use public transport, get lost in each city, steer clear of the tourist traps and ask locals what their favourite thing is about where they live. It’s possible to become a local in no time at all. It’s just a matter of thinking and acting like one. By doing this you’ll get a true experience of a place and not just the same experience over and over again.
This ‘travel experiences’ post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.