How to get out of your travel comfort zone

Stuck in a travel rut? Time to do something different! Broaden your perspectives by trying one of these: Go solo Traveling on your own can be an intimidating prospect, but it can also be one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. Going solo means you can do what you want when you want […]

  • November 13, 2019

Stuck in a travel rut? Time to do something different! Broaden your perspectives by trying one of these:

Go solo

travel solo

Traveling on your own can be an intimidating prospect, but it can also be one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. Going solo means you can do what you want when you want to, so it’s the perfect time to discover a destination based on your travel style and personality. Stay open to spontaneity and don’t be scared of getting pleasantly lost.

Talk to strangers

strangers

siargao

We’ve been repeatedly told not to talk to strangers as children, but remember that most of the people in this world are kind. Say hi to your seat mate on the plane. Ask your local tour guide on where to best eat lunch. Offer to take the photo of another group. Smile at another tourist. Don’t let fear get in the way of potentially winning a new friend or learning additional information.

Slow down

sightseeing

Take some time to process your new experiences. Traveling is a great opportunity to observe the unfamiliar, and what better way to celebrate this than actually taking the time to appreciate it? The next time you’re going sightseeing, choose to walk instead of taking a cab. Let yourself be drawn by the sight, sound and smell of a destination.

Learn something new

cooking-class

weaving-class

Sign up for a local class and go home with a new skill or hobby! Most travel destinations have cooking classes, some have artisan classes that will teach you how to weave, paint, build something beautiful and functional. Another fun way to do something different is to volunteer for a local cause, such as spending a couple of hours teaching English to kids in the orphanage.

Ditch the gadgets

ditch-the-gadgets

Try to keep your phone in your purse or backpack while you’re out exploring. These days, it might be unheard of to travel without checking your phone or snapping a photo for Instagram, but this might surprise you!

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