Master travelers follow certain blueprints—standards and rules that make the travel experience all the more fulfilling and hassle-free.
The pre-set standards are guidelines for new travelers or young travelers to navigate the stranger’s lands with fewer mistakes. They are foolproof ways to aid you with easier communication and quicker melting into the local culture and atmosphere of the destination country.
Before diving into the details, it should be clear that master travelers can either be young or old. All it takes is some experiences and expert tips to make the tour stress-free and memorable.
In the era of postmodernism, consumerism and transnational culture are the prominent features. In the global village, we are always on the move to explore, discover, and witness the wonders around the globe.
Not only are we materialistic consumers but also we are consumers of experiences. To make your experiences flawlessly fun, you need to figure out the master traveler’s secrets.
You would never regret even for a moment during your next travel tour once you learn these expert tips. Here are the secrets revealed and set bare for you:
1. Adventure is Everything
Hesitating to take risks, fearful to screw things up, and unable to fully experience the moments? You’re wasting your dollars for nothing in return.
Stop holding yourself back and take the chances.
We only remember the moments in which we go out of the way. We treasure moments that made us feel exceptional.
Following a routine pattern will, in no way, make us learn in the stranger’s land. Go for salsa dancing, hunting, rock climbing, kayaking, and whatever you come across.
Do not rely on junk food. It’s everywhere. Try new flavors of food, be it spicy, salty, or herbal. Learn new recipes; learn the benefits of foods of each country.
2. Keep Your Backpack
Invest in a backpack that is waterproof and theft-free.
While moving around for various adventures, instead of taking your expensive bags with you, take the bag only that is anti-theft and sturdy to hold a lot of loads. Moreover, carrying a backpack is a lot easier.
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3. Prefer Hostels or Shared Rooms
While traveling, it’s always important to set some extra money apart. Therefore, savings do count.
For that reason, book hostel rooms or shared apartments to lessen the overall burden of costs.
If you are of the opinion that they are not well-managed or well-organized, you are only half-true. There are hostels that offer you complete facilities from WiFi to comfortable beds.
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4. Make Alterable Plans
Following a strict plan and schedule is impossible whatever the case may it be. So, while making the plan, make sure that there’s enough space for you to make the changes at the last moment.
Packing up your trip plan with a list of pre-scheduled dinners, movies, gatherings, shows, etc may keep you rushing back and forth between places.
You may feel exhausted and drained out. So, learn to go with the flow!
5. Pack the Essentials
Packing tons of extra luggage is never a sensible choice. Take what’s necessary and you’re all set to go.
If you’re a single mother with a bunch of kids, pack all of their necessary stuff.
Oftentimes, travelers worry about carrying the toddlers without walkers. Who needs a walker when we’ve got baby carriers that let our curious toddler breathe the new experiences too?
Remember, a baby carrier is your best friend when you are out for shopping or an adventure.
6. First Aid Kit
Cuts, bruises, scrapes, etc are your best friends too when you are traveling.
Especially, when you are traveling with your kids, they get hurt a lot in new places. So, always carry a first aid kit with gauze, pyodine, antibacterial cream, bandages, painkillers, duct tape, cotton, scissors, etc.
Follow the proper checklist of packing your first aid kit and keep all the essential stuff with you.
7. Don’t Rush
Traveling is all about experiencing the beauty of the surroundings and appreciating eh creator of such beauty. Having a limited time for everything leaves you with no time to stop and ponder upon life.
You will not be able to achieve a state of mindfulness. All in all, don’t try to set a record like Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 days. Give it a break people!
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8. Have a Backup of Important Documents
You must always have spare photocopies of the original documents.
Laminate all of them as well. Make them waterproof and damage-free.
The documents are no less than your identity in the new land. Take pictures of the important documents and have it all on the Cloud storage as a form of backup.
9. Be Open and Vulnerable
Communication is the key. Learn the native language—just the common phrases. Rather it will save you a lot of money too.
When you know the language, the natives cannot trick you by demanding more money. Moreover, you can locate markets that sell cheap products.
Therefore, you may not be wasting blindly on expensive goods while buying gifts for your loved ones back home.
A lot of young travelers are afraid of leaving their comfort zones. But, I’d suggest you to take the challenge. Be vulnerable, be mindful, and take it as a form of a learning experience.
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10. Take It as a Way to Self-Discovery
Traveling can be a way to explore your hidden talents. By coming in contact with new people, by taking the risks, and by moving out of your comfort zones, you’d be on your way to self-exploration.
Instead, if you really want to groom your personality and test your inner strength, then opt for a solo-trip. Give a YOLO touch. And you’d be amazed to see the change that the tour will bring in YOU.
In a Nutshell
Step out of your comfort zone is another name of traveling. Breathe in the new experiences is another name of taking risks. So, why not? All in all, the choice is yours. It all depends on how to invest time and money in foreign land.
About The Author
James Graham is a digital nomad who is obsessed with travel and all outdoor activities. In his free time, he likes to hunt and explore new places. You can read his blogs at Tactical Peak.