FOLLOW Follow the Fun
When you get to a new place, ask yourself:
"If I lived here, where would I go?" Look for cool events, gigs, and shows.
It’s a great way to get away from all the tourist spots and into the cool neighborhoods where the locals actually hang out.
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FOLLOW Travelling Solo
Travelling alone can be the ultimate in self-indulgence:
You can do what you want to do and rest when you want. Your mistakes are your own, and your triumphs are more exciting.
General Safety When Traveling Alone Do your homework. Know how long it takes and how much it costs to get from the airport to your hotel. Arrive during the day. Areas around bus and train stations can be scary or deserted, and small towns tend to shut down early. Book a hotel with a 24-hour front desk if you'll be arriving late. Check your maps and transportation schedules before leaving your hotel/rental car. Register with the State Department. U.S. citizens travelling internationally can consider signing up for the free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). It could assist you in case of an emergency. Personal Safety When Traveling Alone Stick to open and public places, especially at night. Trust yourself. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. Appear confident. Walk confidently and with direction. If you are lost, walk into a shop or restaurant and ask for directions. Don't let on that you are alone. Leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member at home, and keep regular contact via phone, text, etc. Trust everyone and no one. While you might want to meet new people, it makes you more vulnerable. Be open-minded, but keep your guard up enough to ensure your safety. FOLLOW The 10 Lessons To Learn From Traveling
By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa What The Real World Won't Teach You Contrary to popular belief, traveling can teach you more than a classroom, job, or relationship ever will. I've found that people's definitions of "the real world" vary quite a bit.
Travelling is your best teacher Contrary to popular belief, traveling can teach you more than a classroom, job, or relationship ever will.
The real world means packing up and leaving your comfort zone, the familiar, your sa...
Lessons that travelling will teach you To be more patient when things do not go as planned - and it happens on every trip. To leave your comfort zone. It's exhilarating to forget what's familiar for a bit and expand your horizons. To be more curious. Being in new territory will probe new ideas and curiosities. To appreciate other cultures. To live simply. You can survive with very, very little. To make friends with strangers as travelling make you desperate for human interaction. ...but to also embrace your solo travel experience. You will come home with a new sense of independence. To try new things as what you do at home doesn't always work when you travel. To think creatively. Sometimes it takes a little thinking outside of the box to get by. To find beauty in small things that you did not notice before you started your trip, like a home-cooked meal. FOLLOW 10 Reasons Why Traveling Is A More Valuable Learning Experience Than Going To School
School is probably the best place to expand your academic knowledge, but when it comes to learning about life, there is nothing more enriching than traveling. Whether it's the people you meet or the things you see, traveling provides more valuable life lessons than school, mainly because instead of being told something, you experience it.
Pushing limits Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone.
You know and feel comfortable with all the people in the school: the teachers, the friends, the parents, and other school workers.
Travelling and time management Traveling teaches you better time management skill In your travel adventure, getting late will cost you lots of money. After all, you can’t ask the plane to wait for you. New experiences and perspectives Traveling allows you to see and experience new ways of living.
Have you been to Guangzhou, China and seen people eat cockroaches and worms? You might be able to see the photo of that from a textbook, but experiencing it yourself can only be done through traveling.
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