Whether you are a professional traveler or not, you have surely tried going somewhere else with the intention to escape and get rid of the “usual”. You probably just want to have fun and contemplate without thinking of the dense workload brought by the demands of your job or school.
Just like the rest, you are also an individual who needs to observe “ME-AND-ONLY-ME” time whenever possible. Being alone allows you to be one with your soul and be aligned with the values that make you you. The need to have and embrace your identity just keeps boggling you. There is no way you could silence the voice within you; you just know that by listening to it, you would live a meaningful life.
It is fascinating to see that millennials, like you, know how to prioritize and celebrate their being unique. It is for this reason that traveling has become trending nowadays. On your next trip, as you leave everything behind and get a breath of fresh air, learn these ways to become a better tourist.
Be dormant on your social media accounts. Live in the moment for goodness’ sake. Be real and forget who you are in the virtual world. Just because you failed to give updates on your whereabouts does not mean that the universe would stop revolving. It is not always about you.
Make a connection with the locals. There is nothing more exciting than getting lost and being confident that you can always approach the people around you for help. Every time you get the chance to talk to at least one of them, strive to explore their culture. Know yourself by knowing others too. In this way, you learn to keep your feet on the ground.
Learn a bit of their language and vice versa. Let their language be your main takeaway. By memorizing some words, phrases or sentences, you engrave the experience not just in your soul but also in your mind. You might as well want to teach them some of your fave words in your own language; you would want to be remembered, right?
Be yourself and wear a smile at all times. This is another way of saying, “be nice.” Attract and create positive energy. As soon as the villagers see that you are easy to be with, they would not be afraid to open themselves to you. You would hear stories they do not usually share with anyone else. Take note that those stories are priceless.
Generally, you have to learn that life becomes meaningful when you realize the importance of focusing on the “now.”When you go out there, forget about the past and the future. Be fair to your present, you know?