How to make the most out of your Travel Adventure

27 December, 2018

Hello friends,

Since the Holiday season is here and I know all of you are pretty excited to spend the New Year in your favourite travel destinations. Well, so am I. But here is the catch, most of the times we are not able to make the most out of our travel adventure.

Going out on an adventure can be an exciting experience. You may feel as though you have the whole world at your disposal and you may even think that there are so many activities you can take part in as well. This is what travelling is all about, and the thrill that it gives you cannot be compared to anything else. If you want to make the most out of your travel experience however then there are a few things that you can do about that.

Don’t Sweat It


You can’t control everything, so don’t try. Life is far too short to be angry or even annoyed all the time. If you missed the bus, don’t worry about it because you know that there will be another one. If the ATM has run out of money then now is the perfect time for you to walk to the next town over and explore on foot for a little while. Things happen from time to time, and you can either spend your time worrying about them or you can deal with them and make the most out of a bad situation. It could always be worse, and sometimes when you look at things in this way, you will soon see that what’s happening right now is not bad at all.

Get up Early


If you want to see the most attractions while also avoiding as many crowds as possible, then you need to get up nice and early. Now is a magical time for you to take some photos because the lighting is so soft and calm. You will also find that it can be easier for you to interact with the locals in the morning as well because the streets are quieter and people generally have more time to talk. Dark streets and alleyways are no longer dangerous and you can really take in what is around you when you wake up just a few hours earlier.

How to make the most out of your travel adventure. One thing that you can certainly do is getting up early. Not only you will feel the environment is pleasant but the places won't be crowded.

Laugh


You will absolutely look like a fool from time to time. This is especially the case when you travel to a new place. Rather than being embarrassed about it, try and laugh about it. Don’t be worried about screwing things up and always try your best to not take life too seriously. The main reason for this is because if you do then you will never be able to relax, and you may even find that you don’t enjoy your experiences as much as you could.

Stash Cash


Cash is king. If you want to cover yourself in an emergency then make sure that you have some put to one side. You should put some money in your hotel safe and you should also try and keep some in your wallet. If your card stops working or even if you can’t access an ATM then you know that you are always covered. This can make a huge difference to your experience and it can also make it much easier for you to make the most out of the experience. If you are worried about your money being stolen, then you can sew a patch onto your backpack. This will give you a convenient hiding spot for your cash and it is somewhere only you know about. If you are looking at an affordable HDB for rent, then consider taking your own portable safe. They’re usually super small but they can give you a ton of extra security.

How to make the most out of your travel adventure. You can have some extra cash with you at a hidden spot that no one else knows about. This will be a great benefit to you in case of an emergency.

Local Knowledge


You may not have a long time to travel. If you don’t want to take time out of work then you may end up having to travel over the weekend, which means that you only really have a maximum of two days in any given destination. An authentic travel experience may seem impossible when you are only spending two days in the given destination, but this is not the case at all. If you want to get around this then you need to do your research and you also need to speak with your international friends as well. They can advise you on the things that you need to see, the places where you need to eat and so much more. This will give you the chance to intensify your travel experience, so you can get everything done in a very short space of time. You have to remember that there are absolutely people out there who are willing to help you, so don’t be afraid to ask them for some tips and tricks now and again.

Take a Scarf


You would be surprised at how useful scarves can be. You can use them to cover your face if you happen to be in a dusty area, you can use them to keep warm or you can use them to shield yourself from the sun. You can even use them as a makeshift towel if you ever find yourself in a sticky situation as well, so it is well worth looking into things like this.

How to make the most out of your travel adventure. Get a multipurpose scarf, which can be used as a fashion accessory but can come handy as a makeshift towel

Observe


Have you ever just sat there and taken in whatever is around you? If not, then you really do need to give it a go. You can get a feel for the place and you can also relax a bit. Choose somewhere like a park or even a busy street corner. When you do this, just watch the people pass you by. You can get a good idea of the area and you can also learn things that you never knew as well. This can really help you to make the most out of a great experience and it can also help you to understand that country’s culture as well. You may also want to pay close attention to the things that are around you. Think about the smells, the colours, the human interactions and even the sounds. This can be quite relaxing!

Back Everything Up


Theft happens. For this reason, you need to try and back up as much as possible. You will probably have a lot of documentation that you need, and you may even have some memories saved as well. You need to keep a digital copy and a physical copy of your visa, your passport and even of your birth certificate as well. When you do this, you can then have everything you need ready to go in case an emergency happens. You would be surprised at how convenient this can be and you would also be surprised at how much it can help you out when you are in a bind.

Smile


It’s completely normal for you to have trouble interacting with the locals. Sometimes people may seem unfriendly, but have you ever thought that it is your body language that is the problem? If you want to sort this out, then smile as you walk past someone and make eye contact. If they happen to smile back then say hello in the local language. When you do this, you can make a ton of new friends and you can also really benefit yourself as well. Sometimes it is up to you to make the initial contact, but when you are able to do this, you will soon see that people open up and that they are always happy to have a conversation with you. It doesn’t take a lot to do this, but it can make all the difference to your travel experience. If you’re shy then start out small and do it to the people who seem approachable rather than doing it to everyone.

How to make the most out of your travel adventure. Keep smiling while you pass someone who is staring at you. This will make you feel more comfortable and you never know you can make a few friends just by giving them a smile

I hope these tips will help you to make your next trip a memorable one. Your travel story will be incomplete if are not making the most out of your travel. So, think beyond the usual, follow these tips to get started with your adventurous travel journeys.

Until next time,

Sayanti, xx

Comments (20)

  • Woman

    Sundeep

    03 January, 2019

    This blog almost took me by surprise. I was looking for similar info. Thanks.

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  • Woman

    Alexandra

    03 January, 2019

    I agree with you about a scarf - they are so handy. Great advice on cash too.

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  • Woman

    Cassie

    03 January, 2019

    When you travel it is sometimes best to get up early and just see where the wind takes you. You never know what you’re going to find

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  • Man

    Ivan Jose

    03 January, 2019

    I love this list. All practical, nothing complicated or pretentious.

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  • Man

    Ivan Jose

    03 January, 2019

    I love this list. All practical, nothing complicated or pretentious.

    Reply

  • Man

    Ivan Jose

    03 January, 2019

    I love this list. All practical, nothing complicated or pretentious.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Explore The 6

    03 January, 2019

    Great Tips. A scarf and a water bottle are 2 of my top travel tips

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  • Woman

    Amber Myers

    03 January, 2019

    Good to know! This is a great list of things to have. I hope to be able to travel more!

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  • Woman

    Joan

    03 January, 2019

    I am starting my travels in March so these tips will be totally useful. Thank you.

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  • Woman

    The Food Root

    04 January, 2019

    I totally agree with these travels tips. When you are traveling, you should always make your plans well in advance.

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  • Woman

    Sarah Bailey

    04 January, 2019

    These are some great tips for people to help them make the most of everywhere they go and visit. Making sure you make the most of your time, planning and getting up is a big thing.

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  • Woman

    Katie

    04 January, 2019

    I love this list. It covers all the bases! The scarf tip is such a good one- it’s also helpful as a head covering or shoulder cover !

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  • Woman

    Heather

    04 January, 2019

    I'm going to take all of your tips into consideration the next time we travel! Thanks!

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  • Woman

    leah

    04 January, 2019

    aww such great tips...always stash cash! haha

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  • Woman

    Mitchelle

    04 January, 2019

    Local knowledge is definitely helpful. Especially in countries where they jack up the prices just because you're tourists, knowing where to go and some local phrases can save you a few bucks.

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  • Woman

    Ron Leyba

    04 January, 2019

    Amazing tips indeed! Love them all. Truly helpful from the first to the last tip.

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  • Woman

    Brittany Vantrease

    05 January, 2019

    Some of these are ideas that I wouldn't have thought about. I get so used to carrying around my debit card, I would definitely be in a bind if something were to happen to it. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Woman

    Cecilia

    05 January, 2019

    Great advice and beautiful photos. It's a great idea to bring your knowledge! :) Worth remembering, not only when travelling! / Cecilia Elise Wallin

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  • Woman

    Courtney

    07 January, 2019

    Ooooo so many great tips!!!! I hate waking up early but not when on a trip! I always want to get the most out of things!

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  • Woman

    AnythingRad.Com

    07 January, 2019

    I recently had a trip abroad and was sooo happy to finally travel! This year it's gonna be be a lot more of photos from travel!! Maybe learning a little bit if the localknowledge would really help me survive and know some ins and outs of the cities! Thanks for this!

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