Are you a seasoned world explorer? Perhaps traveling is just but a hobby. The key to enjoying your tours regardless of the destination doesn’t lie in the secret sceneries you visit. Instead, it depends on your activities, everyday behaviors you adopt, and how you experience the destination’s countries and cultures. If you have been wondering about some ideas to include in your bucket list next time you hit the road, here are a few that might intrigue you.
1. Check Out Local Festivities
Consider checking out if your destination will host events or festivities during your trip planning phase, so you don’t miss out. Take, for example, the world cup tournament or the five-day La Mercè Festival. There are multiple cultural festivals, public holidays, and celebrations to explore in every destination while enjoying the music, human towers, parades, food, and human interaction.
2. Explore Local Markets and Shops
Traveling is the perfect chance to pick some truly unique items that will serve as your adventures’ souvenirs. Visit several local stores and markets that have unique items only found in your chosen destination. It could also be a perfect opportunity to go outside the box and touch on your entrepreneurship skills.
If you want to start a business, traveling allows you to develop new ideas and think through that sandwich franchise opportunity you have always wanted to explore. Consider different business ideas and learn about them during your free time. This will help you start a business when you go back home, and your trip will give you something to cherish years later.
4. Try an Excursion
An excursion is simply a holiday within a holiday. Random activities might turn to be the icing on the cake for your trip. Step out of the usual routine cocoon and explore exciting things beyond your imagination. You could take a mini-adventure to the coast within the country you are visiting. Visit an island, explore caves, or take a trip to the desert. Remember that you aren’t there for a long time, and strive to make the most out of the journey.
5. Stay In Several Locations
Do you remember how exciting it was to stay in a different town for the first time? How about staying in multiple locations for the entire trip? This tip should expose you to varying perspectives on life. Every traveling hour gives you a different story, different culture, diverse crowd, and eclectic architecture. Suppose you decide to visit Spain; go all in. Spend every day in a new location from the Catalonia region to the Andalucía region, and so on.
6. Choose Public Transport
Instead of hiring a private vehicle and getting frustrated because you can’t use the maps accurately, it is advisable to take public transportation. Public transport is one of the best ways to explore a foreign country. The true essence of traveling lies within interacting with new people, changing currencies, figuring out the local dialect, and learning laws that can all be found in public transportation.
7. Capture Your Adventures
You will want to relive great memories once you go back home. Always capture these memories with videos and photos. Write a journal if you have the skills. You could also turn this hobby into a business by creating traveling blogs and vlogs. Try taking these photos and videos from a personal perspective and feeling to make the entire travel experience memorable.
8. Make Local Friends
Making local friends is the easiest way to make the most of your tour. Show some interest in their culture to get acquittanced to the local culture, nightlife, food, and other adventures well known by the residents.
Every traveling adventure is unique. If you are a regular traveler, these ideas will help make your tour better, detailed, and well covered. Ensure you research the target destination before you hit the road.
Brooke has been a connoisseur of back roads and obscure places since she was a girl. Growing up in a small working farm, she knew at a young age that there was so much to see and understand about the world. Since she left home at 17, she’s been gallivanting around the world. She’s a go-to resource for fearless Euro travel and extreme budget adventures. Her colorful experiences moving from one country to another with only time to spare will surely inspire you to leave the rat race and chase your backpacking dreams.