Article by Corey McCusker
Top 10 things to remember when you explore new places!
- Stop and look!
You can get caught up in your own thoughts and forget to stop and admire where you are. Also, be grateful for what you have and what life has to offer. Take moments and capture wonderful experiences in your heart or with your camera and cherish gifts of a lifetime. There is always something positive to see every second of the day. Sometimes you just have to look for it.
- Build bonds and communication skills
When go through life you meet strangers and visit different places. Your communication skills can become stronger and you learn to communicate with others even if you don’t speak the same language. Vacations take you away from the daily stress of life and gives you the opportunity to build new bonds and create new friendships.
- Exploring helps you learn and grow
It's exciting to taste new cuisines, learn different languages and explore others way of life. The cuisines can be fresh out the seas or different varieties from the land with new test and textures. The languages may be different and new greetings learned. How others live may be different than you know which may interest you or make you appreciate your way of life. Visiting different places helps expand your knowledge and exercises your mind and allows you to learn and grow.
- Get out of your comfort zone
Living your life can be the same old routine every day. When you travel it gets you out of your comfort zone. During travels you may enter a new time zone, travel via different types of transportation such as planes, buses, scooters, ships or by animal depending on where you are. It can energize you and challenge your norm, which can be refresh you as sometimes we can get stuck or set in our ways.
- Getting lost can be a good thing
Being in new territory things can be different, the terrain, the streets and your perception. Unsure where your travels lead you at times, it can be exciting or scary when you take a leap of faith and explore. Buddy up and travel with others and stay safe. Follow you instinct and look for new treasures. You may uncover beautiful shops, restaurants, people and landscapes. If you never venture out, you may miss out on great experiences.
- There is always someone willing to help
There are times when you are not sure of where you are, what you want and how to figure things out especially in a new place. There are always people willing to help and guide you even if you unable to speak the same language. Sometimes we speak using our non-verbal communication such as, body language or signs and that can work just as well.
- Learn how to travel.
As you go along your journey most of the time you live out of a suitcase. You learn who can help, how to pack, what to buy, how to handle the currency of different countries, what to do and how to get there. Before you go, talk to the experts as they are experienced and make your trip flow smooth and easy.
- Boost confidence
When you reflect on your travels, you’ll be amazed at what you accomplished and how well you adjust in new places. Yes, there may be some bumps along the way but most people manage through them and confidence is gained as you explore.
- Embrace history
The world is a big, beautiful place with so much history. Exploring the world and ancient historical sites you learn about the history and times centuries ago. You can see how those before us created cities, art and lived their lives. It’s mind boggling how they did it without machines, computers and what we have now.
- Make new memories
Travel allows you to create new memories and experiences. You adventures may bring you joy and laughter and you'll visit new, exciting places. Plan a vacation even if it's a day trip and cherish those moments away from the hectic pace. Capture a picture or few to hold as your memory and bring you back to those times. New experiences, new people, new things are something all should take time for.
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