When it comes to travel, there are endless benefits to this illustrious and storied human pastime. There’s so much to see and so much to do in this great big beautiful world of ours that there really is something for everyone, so it’s no wonder that just about everyone has some aspirations of travelling the globe. You could pursue breath taking natural vistas, or you could expose yourself to one of the many cultures that make up the fabric of the grand tapestry that is human civilization. The choice is up to you. Either way, there’s no shortage of ways to both literally and figuratively broaden your horizons. Here are some tips to get the most out of your travel experience.
First and foremost, consider the power of documentation. Documenting your experiences is a great way to strengthen your memories, as well as having a portal back through time with which to relive your memories. Therefore, there’s every reason to take your Canon DSLR with you on your journey to take pictures of all of your favorite moments and sights. Or, you could take a video camera, instead, for life in motion, instead. You could even just write down your experiences in a travel journal from your hotel room each night, if you like. The choice is up to you.
Another great way to further enjoy your travel experience is to exclusively eat local cuisine. Much of the world has been invaded by American corporations like McDonald’s and KFC, so you could get a taste of home wherever you go, but where’s the fun in that? When I’m in Korea, I want pho, and I go to India for the masala. Half the fun of travel is to get out of your comfort zone and to try new things, so why stick to old habits in a new land?