You don’t need to go across the world to experience travel

You often hear the quote, ‘Travel far enough that you meet yourself’, but what does this mean? Well, the more you travel and discover the world around you, the more you also learn about yourself! However, something this quote doesn’t speak to is that it doesn’t matter where you are going, it’s about the experience you have, not the destination that has transformative qualities. Essentially, you don’t need to go across the world to have amazing travel experiences. Continue reading

Roll with the punches, get lost in travel

Life isn’t perfect. As much as you might plan ahead when travelling or in your everyday life, sometimes you just have to roll with the punches.

This can be a hard thing to grasp because we might have this visualization in our heads on how things should turn out to be and when that doesn’t come into fruition, it can be hard to accept. It is important to keep in mind, it’s not about the plan, rather it’s about how you turn setbacks or Plan A not working out into opportunities. Continue reading

Take time for yourself in travel, you deserve it!

Often in travel, everything is fast paced – running from site to site to see as much you can in such a little amount of time, but in reality we need to take time for ourselves and just sit back, relax, and take it all in. Slowing your pulse, immersing yourself into the sights, smells, and sounds will allow you to experience more, and not less, in your travels. Continue reading

Keep an open mind in travel: You never know where life can take you

It’s important to keep an open mind while travelling to allow for personal growth. Keeping an open mind allows you to be creative, think differently, and be accepting of different cultures as well as new experiences. Continue reading

When travelling, follow your nose

In my last post, I discussed how it’s important to make connections to experience more authentic local travel experiences. Something I didn’t talk about is how you should eat like one too!

Travelling allows you to learn and experience another culture and a big component of that is food! Food brings people together on many different levels. If you think about it, it’s the ingredient in all our lives that binds us. It brings everyone together in a manner very few other activities can. Not to mention we literally need it to survive in our everyday lives! Continue reading

Take chances, make connections, and get travelling!

Often, when we think of travel, we think about how excited we are to see a cool new place, but did you ever think of travelling as a way to meet cool new people?

Human connection is something we all crave. Making the effort to connect to people enriches our lives. While I discussed in my last blog post how sometimes people we encounter might not have good intentions, this is not always the case! In fact, in travel and in everyday life, most people are good people, you just need to give them a chance. Continue reading

5 tips to deter potential thieves: Being present in travel, doesn’t mean you’re not also aware

While you are enjoying your travel experiences with your travel companion(s), as discussed in my last blog post, often overlooked is a sense of awareness around you. Because we are on vacation, sometimes we let our guards down and don’t take proper security measures to ensure that our belongings (and ourselves) are safe and sound. No, this does not mean you should stop living in the moment and enjoy your travels, rather having a sense of your surroundings enhances your travel experiences.

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