When you travel the world, you will not only see amazing places and make life-changing experiences but you are also able to meet a lot of great people from across the globe. They will have exciting stories to tell However, you will only hear about them if you also have something to contribute to the conversation. So don’t be a boring traveler and make the most out of your trip with these tips:
Don’t make your first question ‘where are you from’?
This is what most travelers hear when meeting new people, followed by ”what do you do for a living?”. Probably the two most boring things to talk about, especially when you have to do it over and over again. If you think about it: why does it matter so much where people are from and why does work play such an important part in people’s life? After all, you are travelling and should think about other stuff. Try to come up with a more interesting andmaybe surprising first question that will immediately make you connect and jump right into the things that really matter.
Don’t just go on Package Tours
Sure, there are amazing experiences out there which you can only make as part of an organized tour. However, if you always stick to tourist groups you will also only see a place from a tourist perspective. You will do the same that everybody else does: being shuttled from place to place, walking behind a guide and taking hundreds of photos without really appreciating what you see.
Instead, try to explore on your own sometimes and see a destination from a different perspective. Check out alternative things to do in city, things that not a million other people have seen already. Reach out to locals and you might get a personal tour with hidden gems and spontaneous and extraoridnary happenings. All of this, will not only make your trip a lot more special and exciting but will also leave you with way more interesting stories to tell. Try it out!
Don’t have your entire trip figured out
We know it might be a matter of comfort for many people to arrange everything to the greatest detail. Like this, you know what will happen when and you can be sure that there are no bad surprises and everything goes as planned. However, this also means that there is no space for spontaneity and good surprises that can make your trip special and leave an unforgettable memory. Don’t miss out on the unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime treasures out there!
If it makes you feel safer and more relaxed, a good way to deal with this is to only organize the most important aspects. Book your flights and the accommodation for your first and last nights so that you know where to go when you get there. Also make sure that you plan certain tours that might not be possible on short notice to make sure that you will not miss out on your must-do’s. Apart from this, get rid of a tight itinerary and just go with the flow.
Don’t just eat Pizza and Burgers all the time
Travelling is not only to see beautiful places but also to broaden your horizon, and food plays a very important role in this. There are so many things out there that you will never have heard of – from spices to fruits, vegetables and many more. Taste some no-frills street food and local dishes of the traditional cuisine. Be curious and try everything, at least once. If you get out of your comfort zone, you will be positively surprised!