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Things You Must Do While Traveling

Deven Stokes, Community Editor

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Go Somewhere Unexpected: The best way to fully enjoy your experience while traveling is to go somewhere you have never been before. Taking a random path in the woods, or a beat-up road could lead to some of the most magnificent sights you have ever seen.

Meet New People: Be friendly and learn of new cultures by communicating with people. In order to gain a full experience of the environment, you must get over your fear of talking to strangers. Start with a smile and say hello. Ask them questions and learn about their story. Learning of different groups of people can help you to gain an understanding of our world and how good it can be.

Take Lots of Photos: How are you supposed to remember the sights you saw if you didn’t snap a photo? It is important to cherish every moment of your travels so that someday you can relive the moment that you had experienced. Making memories is vital when traveling.

Keep an Open Mind: Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Eat crazy foods and gain new experience. In order to do this you must keep an open mind and have the mindset that you will have a great experience.

Help Local People: Serving and being kind to people is one of the best ways that you can make the most of your experience. Getting involved in other communities besides your own can help you gain amazing experiences. There are many opportunities around the world where you can volunteer. These opportunities for volunteering can give you the chance to see uncharted locations that usually aren’t seen by the average tourist.

Get Lost ( In Purpose) While Traveling: Remember why you started traveling. Being lost in your purpose helps you to better enjoy your travels and make the most of your experience. “Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.” -Brenna Smith

Eat Lots of Local Food: This is a great way to experience different cultures. Experiencing the local culture is a huge part of traveling and trying traditional food is majorly connected with that cultural experience.

Break your Comfort Zone: If you’re constantly experiencing stuck on the same travel path and usually gravitate towards the same cities, it is time to experience something new. Breaking your comfort zone will help you see the world and do things that you wouldn’t normally do.

Don’t Overplan: Go with what happens and experience the place that leads you there. It is always important to know where you’re going, but be flexible. New opportunities and experiences will always come up. Don’t miss those important and special opportunities because you had too much planned.

Live in the Moment: The most important aspect of traveling is to live in the moment and to make the most of your experience. Take a moment while you’re traveling to just sit and be.  


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