Going somewhere that have never been means that you are forced to break your routine and live a little more in the present. Timbercreek Communities wants to help you make the most of these precious and special times. Here are a few things most people don’t do when they travel (but you should)!
Plan Not to Overplan
Many travellers have a list of the things they need to see and do during their stay and wind up with a rigid, jam-packed schedule that keeps them as busy on vacation as they are back at home. A trip should be relaxing, so keep your plans light and leave room for discovery. You may even want to plan a whole day with no plans. Let yourself slow down, look around and really explore where you are.
Talk to the Locals
If you only see the major tourist spots when you travel, you aren’t going to get a feel for what the destination is really like. The way to truly discover what your destination has to offer is to talk to people who live there and see if they have any recommendations. If you aren’t comfortable talking to strangers, do some online research before you leave and while you’re there. You’re bound to find some local secrets.
Use Public Transportation or Walk
If your destination has a solid public transportation system, use it. Resist the urge to hop in a cab everywhere you go. If you do use a taxi remember that the driver is also a local resident, so ask them some questions about the area. Using public transportation is a great way to experience your destination like the locals do. If the place you’re in is walkable, that’s even better.
Keep a Journal
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s still worth jotting down a few of those words in a travel journal. At the end of the day, each day, write down a few highlights and how they made you feel. A travel log can be so much more meaningful and personal than pictures alone.
Do Something That Scares You
Travelling is your chance to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you may not try at home. This does not mean taking unnecessary or dangerous risks. Even a small risk can be exhilarating, not to mention teach you something about yourself and what you are capable of.
Happy (and safe) travels from Timbercreek Communities. We hope you have a great adventure.
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