10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

By on August 31, 2014

10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

Travel is supposed to be all about enjoyment, following bliss and letting yourself fully experience the world. Its magic, its uniqueness and diversity. Am I right?

It doesn’t necessarily mean having a completely “tourist moment” and jumping for joy in one of your favorite cities, especially if it is not your first or even second visit. But I think you are allowed to. Because these are exactly the moments when you follow your bliss and live your life to the fullest. These are exactly the moments when you live what you LOVE!

Whatever you call it, a tourist, a traveler or a local. Or, may be, just a content person in love! In LOVE with the world, travel, life and the city!

So here are 10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience:

Experience for yourself.

Eliminate the Rashomon effect. We are all different and our opinions and experiences are different, sometimes even of the same place and at the same time. For me the most amazing discoveries happen when I decide to follow my heart, curiosity and explore an unknown city, town or place without letting other people’s opinions and reviews interfere with my own thinking and vision. Let it be a country, a city or a person. Everybody has a fair start. To be a better version of themselves. To treat me like you would like to be treated. This is a beauty of choice!

Travel beyond the beaten path.

Visit a few of the famous and popular sights, but don’t forget to take some time to explore the real city and visit less known places also. Even an eternal city, like Rome, can be less “touristy”, if you decide to visit areas where mostly locals go and famous sights early in the morning or in the evening.

Dress up (at least sometimes!). 

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!”. Besides style, comfort is essential during travels. You can explore, discover and see so much more with the right pair of shoes and the right outfit. This is where finding the right fit and style is worth the time and effort. Well, and dressing up makes travel even more special! And I think you do get better at it!

10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

I am definitely on the best-dressed list here. Thank you, BCBG!

Leave some time for spontaneity.

If you are one of those travelers who always has a mental sightseeing to-do list, try to leave some time for coming across surprising can’t be missed sights and places. And many positive surprises will surely come your way!

Put down the map.

Let go of your fear of the unknown, put down the map and let the road take you to a new location. Follow a few serendipity names and discover many interesting places and restaurants along the way. This is what travel is all about!

10 how-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

A local osteria in Milan

Discover your own peace of heaven.

Find something different; your own place in a big city or location. Your heaven. This is the place that usually becomes more important to you and holds a special place in your heart. It might get even more meaningful with every visit!

Notice the colors.

Nature is breathtakingly beautiful! So try to look around and notice the colors of the place you are visiting. Its colorful mosaic kaleidoscope. Do you remember the colors of the last place you visited ?


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10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

Route 1, California

Experience when in Rome do as the Romans do moments.

Step out of your comfort zone to maximize your travel experience and truly get to know a new country, city or location. Interact with locals, try new food and adapt yourself to the habits of the place you are visiting. Experience as many when in Rome moments as possible. Do you think you could you pass for a local? 

Immerse yourself in culture.

Any place you travel to is not about its famous sights, it is more about its people and culture. So immerse yourself in its history, language, art, music and literature.

10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience

Try Tuscan dishes and meet locals in Piazza del Campo, Siena

Choose quality over quantity.

Choose meaningful quality travel experiences over numbers. Travel is not about how many countries, cities, miles, sights, etc., you have traveled to. Although it would be nice to visit many places around the world. Travel is more about unforgettable positive experiences and encounters along the way!

So these are my 10 How-tos for more enjoyable travel experience. Which is your favorite? What are your travel how-tos?

Peace. LOVE. Bliss.

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