Travelling the world not only provides a person with great freedom, but offers an abundance of incredible opportunities you would never ordinarily experience. To help you make the most of your time abroad, One Penny Trip is providing 8 ways to make your travels more valuable.
#1 Talk to local people and spend time with them
Experience something more than you do on a daily basis. Talk to people, exchange ideas and listen to what they have to say. It’s one of the biggest values.
#2 Get rid of expectations and enjoy the place the way it is
The rule is simple. The more you expect, the more disappointed you are. How often did it happen to you to go somewhere thinking it would be a trip of your life and well… it wasn’t?
#3 Visit not only cities – experience countryside also
Cities are cool but traveling is not only about visiting cities. Take your travels slow, enjoy, take a bike tour outside the city, or even take a cycling holiday like the ones offered by Inntravel. Breathe with a fresh air, move a little… It’s not all about fancy places.
#4 Don’t plan your days in detail
Be spontaneous – it makes you feel better. Nothing bothers you, you have a clear mind and can travel for ages not being stressed about the time your next plane leaves.
#5 Meet other travellers on your way
One of the most enjoyable parts of travelling. I just love meeting other travelers on the way. Everyone has a different background, experience and stories to tell.
#6 See places other people said were not worth seeing
Guidebooks are okay, but don’t treat them as a Holy Bible. They can point you a nice direction to go, but that’s it. Usually places described in all travel guides are overrated and overfilled with tourists.
#7 Fight with your fears whenever you have a chance
Doing a bungee jump? Holding a spider? If it’s something you would never do while in your hometown, do it when you travel. Use it as a chance to change yourself for better. Most of the things you’re afraid of are scary only in your head.
# 8 Do things your way
Well, besides all the points mentioned above, just be yourself! That’s the most important. Feel free, be adventurous, take things easy and enjoy life 🙂
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson